“When it came to publishing my memoir on infertility, I knew that I needed to work with an editor who would understand the complexity of writing about such a personal subject, but at the same time have the confidence to suggest changes to improve the work. I found that person in Beth. Right from the start, I trusted Beth implicitly and we quickly developed a strong working relationship. She was always punctual with deadlines, tactful with her feedback and encouraging of my improvements and edits. Her communication skills are excellent, and although we never met face-to-face throughout the time we met together, it was never a problem. Each time on receiving a draft from her, I would review her changes and automatically understand why she had made them, because they just made sense. To be able to get into the mind of a writer like this and help them tell their story, especially one so personal, is a true skill. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Beth and I would not hesitate to recommend her.”
Anne-Marie Scully, Author
"We've only recently started working with Beth as a proofreader, but we're very impressed with her thoroughness and prompt service. Her attention to detail goes beyond the call of duty: her discovery of minor plot holes in a detective story was first-rate sleuthing in its own right. And she's certainly made us more attuned to the issue of non-discriminatory language. Glad to have you on board, Beth."
Stephen Haynes, Editor, The Salariya Book Company
"I've worked closely with Beth on a number of different projects. Her input has been invaluable, not only providing me with young modern picture references that are fully researched and reliable, but also giving me the support to be fully confident at showing situations and experiences I'm not familiar with.
Accuracy is important to me in my work (the printed page lasts a long time!)... and I don't always have the time or resources to research effectively. When I illustrated a boy with a wrist splint in 'Ding-Dong Bag', Beth provided picture references together with full information about the range of activities the child could do, when the splint would be worn and the conditions it might be used for. She also worked closely on the editing as the book developed so there would be no glaring errors. ‘The Ding Dong Bag' was shortlisted for the NASEN/TES award.
Beth also has a skill in noticing and challenging stereotypes... and it's surprising how often they turn up! Although I try hard to be fully representative and inclusive there is invariably something I miss!
Having Beth alongside to edit has become a ‘must-have’... an essential part of the process, saving me time and money, but also 'lifting' the work and taking it to a different, and better, level - Without Exception!"
Jess Stockham, Illustrator
“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Beth over the years. Not only does she have a great deal of expertise and insight when it comes to affirmative and realistic representations of disability, but she also has a commitment across all areas of inclusion which she translates into real action. We’d like to thank her for her keen eye, her passion, and for her work towards enabling all children to see themselves in the books they read.”
Fen Coles, Letterbox Library
“Extremely professional and dedicated, Beth helped me with the review of a children book story. She constantly challenged the stereotypes, even those that might not seem obvious, and didn’t hesitate in putting in extra effort and giving advice to make all the elements fit together. Her ethical attitude is beyond compromise. Impressive!”
Thom Vigliaturo, Writer