“Colin has worked with us on several projects over the last 2-3 years, from researching and writing copy on specific topics, to being our go-to proofreader for major publications.
Most recently he has revised and expanded our tone of voice guidelines and style guide, and delivered training sessions and resources to our communications and marketing staff introducing the new versions to people.
He is without fail diligent, thorough, thoughtful, and good humoured. An absolute pleasure to work with and one of our best critical friends.”
Nick Southall, Campaign Manager, University of Exeter
“I needed a professional eye to look over my manuscript before submitting to a literary agent. Colin offered constructive, creative input to strengthen the text and was timely throughout the process. I would definitely work with him again.”
James Bloomfield, author
“Colin proofread my original academic article on medical imaging. The article resulted in a publication in Medical Physics. Colin is very professional and I highly recommend him.”
Valeria Filippou, PhD candidate from the University of Leeds
“We have worked with Colin on many projects and have found him consistently brilliant to work with. He brings a creative approach to projects, often suggesting solutions which we would not have considered.
I would recommend Colin without hesitation to anyone looking for an expert copywriter, proofreader or editor for communications projects. He can turn his hand to anything and is flexible, approachable, good humoured and a pleasure to work with.”
Becky Pratchett, Marketing Campaigns Manager, University of Exeter
“Colin assisted me with formatting my PhD thesis. He was spot on with the timescales and correspondence. I would most definitely recommend him to other students.”
Monalisa Fathima, PhD candidate from Leeds Beckett University
“I needed some help with the copy for my photography business's website. Colin helped me market my services in a way that would resonate with my clients.
Colin's approach was methodical and practical, providing me with options to tailor my content and a style sheet I can use for making tweaks in the future.”
“I contacted Colin asking him to proofread my pilot study report on the acquisition of English language by Arab and Cypriot Greek learners. Colin worked quickly and professionally, and I was really happy with the result! Highly recommended service.”
Asma al-Hawi, PhD candidate from UCLAN
“Colin proofread several high-profile confidential documents and was consistently accurate with his work. Colin's expertise meant we produced first class, sector wide legislation which we could be very proud of.”
Tanya Tribbell, Project Coordinator, Committee of University Chairs
“Colin applied his skills to an academic research paper which resulted in publication. He was recommended to me by another academic because his work adds significant value. Highly recommended.”
Dr Michelle Barrow, Head of Education at the Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management
“I sent my thesis to Grand Apostrophe shortly before my trial defence. Colin helped me to structure my thesis and made my writing precise and clear. He was extremely thorough and gave me useful feedback. I would definitely seek his help again.”
Samiksha Koirala, PhD candidate from the University of Oslo
“I contacted Grand Apostrophe when the manuscript for my first book required copy-editing and proofreading.
Colin worked diligently to meet the brief, delivering the finished text on time, within budget and with excellent communication throughout.
I’d be very happy to work with Colin again, and to recommend him to others.”
“Colin’s editorial approach taps into your style, working with it until the best is drawn out from the work.
Colin greatly supported me with my doctoral research submission, and without him I would have been lost.”
Dr Sue Truman, PhD candidate from the University of East London