Tony Stowers

‘I love how you use different adjectives and verbs that mean what I intended to say but add vigour and variety to the scenes they describe.’

‘You’ve done some outstanding work adding new nouns from the Regency and Victorian periods. Those places where you marked serious plot problems after I’d moved sections around left me helpless as I realised with horror I’d lost plot thread but luckily you noticed. I think of us as collaborating: this project has become a joint one.’

Tony StowersWriterNantes, France
Mike Tweddle

Sylvia has been a dear friend for a long, long time, so when I asked her to copy-edit my latest novel I was slightly concerned that our friendship could make our professional relationship more difficult than necessary. I could not have been more wrong. Sylvia’s professionalism, passion for writing and ability to tell me when I was wrong made the process truly enjoyable and fulfilling.

Mike TweddleFilmmaker and WriterDarlington, Co. Durham
Paul Fenton

As a first-time author, working with Sylvia has been an incredibly positive experience. Her love and passion for language and the written word has given my book a clarity and a flow it really needed.

Sylvia’s professionalism and detail to this project has given me renewed belief and confidence in the work I have done.

I started out with a proofreader and ended up with a friend and a damn funny one at that.

Paul FentonWriterCork
Ceyhan Bulduk

The work Sylvia has done on my CV has been great. The many improvements are detailed and have a proper business tone that will help me look presentable for jobs. Definitely recommend.

Ceyhan BuldukSixth Form studentDarlington
Emily Webber, Account Manager, Fluid

Thanks for getting all the amends back to us so quickly. You’re a star!
As soon as they came in they went to the studio to update the artwork in time for our deadline 😊.
Thanks again.

Emily Webber, Account Manager, Fluid
Chris Senior, Jaywing Studio Manager

Sylvia is quite simply an exceptional proofreader and copy-editor.
I’ve called on her a number of times over the past four years, and she has always done a fantastic job whatever the project.
Her attention to detail is second to none and even when deadlines have been tight, the quality of her work has never dropped.
I’d recommend Sylvia to anyone looking for a dedicated proofreader or copy-editor.

Chris Senior, Jaywing Studio Manager

Sylvia has helped me develop my CV massive amounts. Her attention to detail and ability to read between the lines is outstanding; I will certainly be coming back for her help in the future.

Savaş Bulduk, Building Surveying student at Sheffield Hallam University

Thank you for your great work; the English version is now much better that the Turkish one!

Halil Hacıalioğlu, Senior Translator/InterpreterAS TranslationIstanbul

I have worked with Sylvia for several years now and I can honestly say I’ve never met an individual so enthusiastic about the correct use of the English language and its application in terms of spelling, grammar or typography.
Not only does she approach every job, big or small, with the utmost professionalism, but I am always confident that she’ll do a first-rate job.
She is a pleasure to work with and is extremely dedicated to her craft.

Lindsey Sandland
Creative Artworker
British Council

You’re editing skills are tip top and if you hadn’t picked up the colour issue we would seriously be in a whole world of horror.

Charlotte Bourke, Project ManagerFluid and the British Council

Sylvia’s attention to detail is second to none. We regularly ask for a final review of work and on many occasions Sylvia has spotted things we’d missed ourselves – saving us from [what could have been] a very sticky situation.

The hard work and flexibility she puts in is always appreciated by both Fluid and our clients.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sylvia to anyone.

Jennifer Senior, Senior Account Manager, Fluid

Sylvia has worked regularly with the studio for over five years, handling large, complex jobs to more bespoke, smaller commissions. Her work has always been exemplary. She is fastidious and speedy.
She is an asset to the team and great fun to work with.

Head of Creative | Brand and Marketing British Council

…And thank you from Tim and me too. You really have done a wonderful job.

Dr Mary Stiasny, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Chief Executive, University of London International Programmes | Tim Gore, Director, Global Networks and Communities for the University of London International Programmes

Thank you again for doing such a fantastic job on the copy editing.

Aimée Watson, Going Global Content and Communications Manager, Education and Society, British Council

Quite simply, Sylvia is the best proofreader I have ever known. Meticulous, thorough, conscientious, and sharp-eyed, I thoroughly recommend her.

Huw Hennessy, journalist

I have commissioned Sylvia to proofread many travel guidebooks. She became my proofreader of choice because of her meticulous attention to detail and her sharp eye for inconsistencies.

Brian Bell, Editorial Director, APA Publications

Greatest credit must go to Sylvia Suddes for her painstaking proofreading and numerous suggestions for bringing the writing to life.

David Wright, author, Footpaths of Africa Never Run Straight

Sylvia helped produce my Open University Psychology project in 2010. She produced work to an exceptionally high standard and always met mutually agreed deadlines.

As I am blind, I needed the information copied from an audio file and put into a layout and format that met my needs whilst following my instructions e.g. using certain letters to maintain confidentiality and retaining the spoken grammar and spelling for pronunciation. This would have been extremely challenging, particularly as she obviously has very high language skills, so replicating the authentic speech rather than writing in grammatical English is hard.

Sylvia was also a speedy worker and kept very clear time records to meet my charging requirements. I would recommend Sylvia’s work to anyone.

Denise MacDonald-Kiernan, Foolproof client

Sylvia is an eagle-eyed proofreader with an excellent knowledge of grammar and punctuation, plus good communication skills. She is reliable and flexible, and can be trusted to meet tight deadlines.

Dorothy Stannard, Executive Editor, Insight Guides

Throughout the 10-plus years that I was Managing Director of Apa Publications, Sylvia was our most thorough and reliable proofreader. She was the one that our Editorial Director chose for the most complex or important books.

Jeremy Westwood, Managing Director, Apa Publications

 

Throughout the 10-plus years that I was Managing Director of Apa Publications, Sylvia was our most thorough and reliable proofreader. She was the one that our Editorial Director chose for the most complex or important books.
Jeremy Westwood
Ex-Managing Director, Apa Publications

 

Sylvia has worked regularly with the studio for over four years, handling large, complex jobs to more bespoke, smaller commissions. Her work has always been exemplary. She is fastidious and speedy. She is an asset to the team and great fun to work with.
Tony Bains
Head of Creative, Brand and Marketing, British Council

 

Sylvia helped produce my Open University Psychology project in 2010. She produced work to an exceptionally high standard and always met mutually agreed deadlines.

As I am blind, I needed the information copied from an audio file and put into a layout and format that met my needs whilst following my instructions e.g. using certain letters to maintain confidentiality and retaining the spoken grammar and spelling for pronunciation. This would have been extremely challenging, particularly as she obviously has very high language skills, so replicating the authentic speech rather than writing in grammatical English is hard.

Sylvia was also a speedy worker and kept very clear time records to meet my charging requirements. I would recommend Sylvia’s work to anyone.
Denise MacDonald-Kiernan
Foolproof Client

 

Sylvia’s attention to detail is second to none. We regularly ask for a final review of work and on many occasions Sylvia has spotted things we’d missed ourselves – saving us from [what could have been] a very sticky situation. The hard work and flexibility she puts in is always appreciated by both Fluid and our clients. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sylvia to anyone.
Jennifer Senior
Account Director, Fluid

 

My grades have improved dramatically after I started using Foolproof’s services.
David Houghton
Second-year Arboriculture Student, Askham Bryan College, York

 

Sylvia’s acute eye for detail and grammatical know-how has been invaluable to me in my quest for employment. Her proofreading skills and her advice on wording has helped me secure many interviews in these straitened times since leaving college.
Simon Harris
Greenspace Maintenance Technician, Calderdale School Services

 

Foolproof worked wonders on my CV, turning an average CV into a sleek, professional document that I’m proud to send to prospective employers.
Rachel Burnett
Workshop Facilitator, Holme Valley Gardening Network, and Trainee Tutor in Countryside Management, Kirklees College

 

I would never consider using anyone else for my proofreading and I recommend Foolproof to all my friends.
Fred Webster
Foolproof Customer

 

Hi Sylvia, just had a read through and couldn’t of asked for more, really impressed. I will defiantly do all future assignments with you.
Ciaran Glyde
Second-year Arboriculture Student, Askham Bryan College, York

 

Greatest credit must go to Sylvia Suddes for her painstaking proofreading and numerous suggestions for bringing the writing to life.
David Wright
Author,
Footpaths of Africa Never Run Straight

 

I have commissioned Sylvia to proofread many travel guidebooks. She became my proofreader of choice because of her meticulous attention to detail and her sharp eye for inconsistencies.
Brian Bell
Editorial Director, APA Publications

 

Quite simply, Sylvia is the best proofreader with whom I collaborated. Meticulous, thorough, conscientious, and sharp-eyed, I thoroughly recommend her.
Huw Hennessy
Journalist

 

Sylvia is an eagle-eyed proofreader with an excellent knowledge of grammar and punctuation, plus good communication skills. She is reliable and flexible, and can be trusted to meet tight deadlines.
Dorothy Stannard
Executive Editor, Insight Guides

 

Thank you again for doing such a fantastic job on the copy editing.
Aimée Watson
Going Global Content and Communications Manager, Education and Society, British Council

 

And thank you from Tim and me too. You really have done a wonderful job.
Dr Mary Stiasny, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Chief Executive, University of London International Programmes | Tim Gore, Director, Global Networks and Communities for the University of London International Programmes