Peter has an eagle eye for proofreading and a real skill for line and copy editing. He's also a clever, deeply read person who has cogent and imaginative ideas for what is working and what might need alteration or cutting in manuscript content. And when my confidence was flagging, I can tell you that he was also a warm, encouraging presence. So he's helping you make the best job of your manuscript and cheerleading too. Wonderful stuff.
Anna Vaught, author of Killing Hapless Ally and The Life of Almost (Patrician Press, 2016 and 2018) and Saving Lucia (Bluemoose, 2020), freelance writer, editor, poet, essayist and reviewer. Not to mention an English teacher who missed typos!
I currently create TV shows for children, such as School of Roars for CBeebies: School of Roars website, and asked Peter to have a look through the manuscript for my first children’s book. He was fast, efficient and thorough. Working to a tight deadline, he not only spotted any spelling, typographical or grammatical errors within the text, but also offered helpful suggestions on sentence structure and style, to hone my manuscript and flag up any possible inconsistencies. I would highly recommend him and will definitely be using his services in the future.
As a professional, attention to details is probably his niche; spotless administration, but slick at spotting mistakes. It has been an absolute pleasure working with him.
His polite professionalism, his genuine interest in others (colleagues and students) and attention to important tasks mark him out as a very suitable candidate for higher level appointments in his future career.