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What clients say…

What clients say…

Philippa is very capable, organised, reliable and flexible. She has dealt with, on my behalf, some sensitive and difficult people situations which she does naturally and successfully. Philippa deals with my personal financial matters and I consider her discreet and trustworthy.

Jacqueline Hammond, Director, HR Consulting

Philippa supported me as my private secretary/PA for around ten years. She is a dedicated professional with excellent skills as a personal assistant and always achieved the highest results.

Robert Hall, Executive Chairman

James & Son Grain Merchants

My business partner and I have worked with Hot Desk since iTEXS was founded 15 years ago. Philippa is always looking for opportunities to help others, both professionally and personally. She has recommended our company to a number of her clients in different professions, and through our association with them we have become aware of the very high esteem in which she is held.

David Kilpatrick

Business Development Director, iTEXS

This is just to express my appreciation and sincere thanks for the outstanding performance by the Hamilton Perry group at Monte Carlo. From all aspects, Philippa and her team were simply marvellous.

John Barnes, Managing Director

KFC Great Britain

The presentation, layout and execution were exceptionally creative and I was particularly impressed by the great attention to detail throughout.

Mark Snowdon, Managing Director Commercial

Austin Rover Group

All of us who had the pleasure of working with you have been impressed as much by your enthusiasm and commitment as by the extremely professional results. Please convey my thanks and warmest best wishes to everyone on the team but especially to Philippa whose contribution was genuinely outstanding.

Paul Kent, Manager of Conferences

Avon Overseas

Philippa was tasked with proofreading 16 very detailed and lengthy learning guides to support our coaching programme for a major blue-chip client of ours. Due to delays in sign-off, she was asked to proofread well over 1,800 pages in less than 10 days. Each document was proofread with great accuracy and as a result we were able to deliver the documents to our client ahead of schedule. We would highly recommend Philippa for proofreading work.

Sarah Chapman, Project Manager

The Learning Curve, May 2010

Thank you for your great job and readiness to help! You are really fast, friendly and flexible!

PhD candidate, Faculty of Law

University of Cambridge, May 2014

Thank you so much for your work and effort! I really enjoyed working with you. I am absolutely grateful for your work in such a tight timeframe.

MPhil candidate, Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge, June 2014

Through my experiences of working with proof-readers, Philippa has been an absolute gem. Her professionalism and her excellent attention to detail and a keen eye in identifying even the smallest mistakes in my Master dissertation produced an excellently polished piece of work. l can say with confidence if you are searching for a proof reader… search no more, Philippa is the best!

MA candidate, Department of Education and Professional Studies, King's College London
August 2015

I am relieved to find someone with the knowledge, skills and professional standards that you demonstrated. I've been looking for over a year now.

Robin Jacobs, Director RJP Partnership, Executive Coaching & Training, Cambridge, January 2016

The standard of her work is fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble…she is fun and personable to work with…

Karen Froud-Murray, Director

Vital Spark Training Consultants

It has been an enormous pleasure working with you on The Walnut Tree Field. Your calm, assured professionalism has guided me from my first tentative enquiry right through to completion. Your constant stream of good advice has been mixed with humour and friendship. I am extremely grateful for your contribution and could not have asked for a better experience.

F J Holding, author

The Walnut Tree Field, July 2012

If you're looking for a thoroughly professional editor then you've no need to search any further. My main concerns when I approached Philippa with my manuscript were punctuation and grammar but when she became involved in the editing she provided me with many insightful suggestions about the content of my writing.

Nicola G Marshall, author

Beauty and the Airbrush, July 2012

Philippa has done a number of book edits for me and the work has been of the highest standard. I have been delighted with her professionalism and timely response and the clients have been 'over the moon' with the quality of their books! I would recommend her wholeheartedly for any editing work that needs a true professional.

Mindy Gibbins-Klein, The Book Midwife®

Founder and CEO of Panoma Press

Writers and editors always think they know how to proofread, but the stark truth is they don’t. That’s why I always recommend Philippa Hull to go over anything I or my clients write because, unlike us wacky writers, she can see through the creative fog with an eagle eye and make sure we are word perfect throughout our endeavours.

Suzan St Maur, author of 30+ published books www.HowToWriteBetter.net

I was very happy with your work and managed to integrate all your comments. Especially your suggestions and ideas for my areas of learning helped me. I therefore recommended you to a friend of mine looking for a trustful proofreader.

Author of PhD dissertation, Institute for Technology and Innovation Management Hamburg University, December 2012

We required an urgent service for a manuscript proofreading and Philippa responded with promptness and accuracy. The manuscript was accepted for edition and we do not doubt to contact her again when we need more help in the future.

Post-doctorate researcher

Institut d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili Tarragona, Spain, February 2011

After Philippa has done proofreading, my writing has improved so much. My subject, music, requires special terms to explain it…even some musicians told me it is difficult for people to understand…

However, Philippa always understood me well and was supportive. Also, I was amazed how quickly and accurately she has finished working on the writing.

Author of thesis for PhD, Music Department Goldsmiths College, University of London

August 2012

I made an excellent choice using your services, thank you very much.
Author of thesis for Degree of Doctor of Business Administration, Durham Business School December 2012

The deadline for my dissertation was approaching…

I rang Philippa and from two seconds into the conversation my panic and anxiety lifted. She has gone through it thoroughly, offered continual support and offers of help. She also knew I had a tight deadline and worked with that accordingly, meaning weekends… even my tutor remarked on the transformation…

Author of dissertation for BA Honours

in History & English Literature

Anglia Ruskin University, February 2013

The main reason I prefer your work is you proofread my work with respect to my writing style. And you modify or do any correction by providing great patience on not to turn one's style and framework into another way. To me, you are thoughtful.
PhD candidate, Department of Sociology University of Cambridge, September 2013

We designed a new website to reflect our rapidly growing business. Philippa proofread the text and the words certainly sound better after her fine-tuning! She also gave us helpful advice on the layout of the site in general, which was very much appreciated.

Iain Harvey, Director, Charles James Organs October 2013