Some well-appreciated testimonials and feedback from clients follow.

Testimonials from satisfied clients

Institute of Education / University College London Press

Books, journals, and reports


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“When it comes to proofreading – the last line of defence for catching errors – publishers want a safe pair of hands, and Stephen York’s are the safest of all. Whether it’s applying a specified style guide, ferreting out inconsistencies, or catching an elusive orphaned citation, Stephen’s work is of an exceptional standard, and the reports he supplies with each completed job, specifying the standards applied and the outstanding author and publisher queries, are a model of clarity and thoroughness. No one hiring Stephen will be disappointed.”

         (Jonathan Dore, then Production Manager, University College London, Press)

Henry Stewart Publications

Professional journals:

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“We have used Stephen York Editorial Services for proofreading since 2010, and have always found that he offers a prompt and accurate service. He is adaptable, and over the years has had no trouble in adjusting his method to various workflow changes. He is also excellent at communication, always keeping me updated on the rare occasion that he cannot fulfil a requested turnaround time. I highly recommend his proofreading service.”

(Robert Tamplin, Production Editor, Henry Stewart Publications)

City & Guilds Institute

Distance learning materials


“I’ve engaged Stephen as a proofreader on a multitude of projects over the years. He has worked on higher education and further education textbooks as well as online resources for me, and has always delivered on time to a very high standard. He pays meticulous attention to detail and raises valid author and editorial queries where necessary. I have no hesitation in recommending him to other publishers and organisations or individuals requiring proofreading services.”

               (Fiona Freel, Production Manager, Print and Digital, City & Guilds Institute, London)

National Children’s Bureau

Reports and books


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“Stephen’s reports have always been concise and clear while still being thorough, and his service is always fast, efficient and professional. For large commercial books and smaller projects, Stephen has always been my first port of call for proofreading work at NCB.”

 University of Leicester School of Business

Course notes and distance learning


“Stephen worked as a proof reader for us on a major College of Social Science project involving the production of four high level research training modules for doctoral students studying at a distance. His meticulous attention to detail, care and conscientious approach was absolutely invaluable for us in ensuring that the materials were at the requisite standard of expression, clarity and accuracy – even more crucial because the students involved are scattered right across the globe and do not have face to face teaching on campus. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone seeking the highest level of proofreading skills.”

             (Professor Jo Brewis, Director of Postgraduate Research, College of Social Science, now Associate Dean – Learning and Teaching, University of Leicester)

Further testimonials can be viewed on the Proofreading for publishers and authors page.

Recent feedback from clients

The following feedback has been received from clients on completion of a project.

Brilliant, thanks so much for this Stephen. Hope to be contacting you again soon.

(MS, student in Leicestershire submitting a thesis for a doctorate in counselling and psychotherapy)

“Thank you for completing this work for me.  I am really pleased with the final outcome and can’t wait to add it to the website.  There is nothing I am unhappy with or would like to change.

I will no doubt need to use your services again in the future as I continue to build the website.”

(Christine Nicholds, Website Editor, Stockton Rambling Club)

“Many thanks for sending the heavily edited index file. I will check and get back to you shortly. I appreciate your work on this title wholeheartedly and looking forward to work with you again on another interesting title.”

(Project Manager for large academic publisher)

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“Thanks a lot for your thorough and clear comments. I have had a look through them and resolved the editorial queries. I have passed your author queries on, too.

It was a pleasure working with you and I hope to do so again in the future.”

(Editorial Assistant for large educational publisher relating to accounting textbook for students)

“The author for this title is very demanding. Stephen has done a great job coordinating with her and delivering the collated files ahead of the schedule. Job well done!”

(Project Manager for large academic publisher)

“Thank you for proofreading this title. The proofread corrections were fine. All the instructions were carried out on the proofs. Global changes were marked well. The content was well read, as a result, some problems related to formatting and language were resolved during proofreading. Thanks a lot for spotting the errors and getting them corrected at this stage.”

(Project Manager for large academic publisher)

“I have just been going through the proofs and your report.  Thank you for all your careful work.  You make my job so much easier!”

(Project Manager for educational publisher)

“The overall proof reading was great. Thanks for the good work! Thanks for returning the project before the due date and your prompt emails.”

(Project Manager for large academic publisher)

“Stephen has done a very good job and the deliverables were posted on time. He has clearly followed all the instructions. Many thanks for the good work.”

(Project Manager for large academic publisher)