Adrienne took my manuscript and turned it into a beautiful book. Not only is the layout and design thoroughly professional, but her sharp eye for detail and ability to get to the essence of the story eliminated everything from typos to problems with the narrative. Her editing style is meticulous and she makes the arduous work of rewriting as effortless as it could be. My third crime novel, Cold Hard Murder, is immensely stronger for the wonderful work Adrienne did on it and I highly recommend her services as both an editor and book designer.
Trish McCormack, author, the Philippa Barnes Mysteries series, 2015, New Zealand.
Adrienne has been the vital part of the equation in getting my three animal stories out there into the market. She's a professional with strong ethics and very much in tune with the demands of modern-day publication requirements. A gem in the industry, she's taken my books - Little Truff, Little Truff and the Siamese Cat and Little Truff Saves the Kereru - to international standard. She has also converted these books into ebook format for me and has published How the Blenheim Cavalier Got its Lucky Spot as a children's ebook.
Ann Russell, author, Little Truff series, 2011 - 2014, New Zealand.
Adrienne provides a top-level service publishing and packaging books. She is a true professional, with absolute attention to detail. I publicised At the Turning Point, by Margaret Pope, in 2012, a book published by Adrienne and I was impressed by her ability to work alongside her client, listening to her needs and delivering a fabulous outcome. The book went straight onto the NZ Bestseller chart and was very well reviewed.
Lorraine Steele,0wner at Lighthouse PR New Zealand.
'... I have appreciated your nice, calm manner ...'
The book looks beautiful and we have much appreciated all your hard work, your professionalism, your skills and your excellent knowledge. You have done a fantastic job. I have appreciated your nice, calm manner – when I was under stress, you stayed calm – which was just what was needed. Thank you very, very much – I can’t thank you enough.
Elizabeth Morey, for the NZ Military Historical Society. New book A Strong Sense of Duty: The First World War Letters of Chaplain The Reverend Clive Mortimer Jones 1917-1920, October 2013.
'... someone good to produce it ...'
Adrienne is meticulous in her work. A superb editor, with good understanding of how to edit a book. Sincere and with great integrity.
My new book is now out for sale $27.00 and it looks lovely. It is all very well to write a book but you have to have someone good to produce it. AM Publishing did that and made a fabulous job of it. Thanks, Adrienne.
'... you really helped deal with a few blind spots ...'
I don't think I thanked you properly for the great job you did with the editing. So, thanks! You really helped deal with a few blind spots. The book is better for it and I learned a few things as well.
The book is practically finished now ... I am waiting on the last three endorsements, and then we're just about good to go.
Paul Ellis, author of The Gospel in Ten Words.
'... one of the best publishers I have worked with ...'
Adrienne is so professional and had many good suggestions on how to improve the look of my book. She made the whole process of publishing my book so easy and I am delighted with the result. It was a pleasure to work with her and she is one of the best publishers I have ever worked with.
Rae McGregor, author of Shrewd Sanctity: the Story of Kathleen Hall Missionary Nurse in China 1896-1970. Jan 2012. Rae is also a manuscript assessor, and a member of the New Zealand Association of Manuscript Assessors (NZAMA).
'... helped me refocus ...'
I just wanted to share my news with you – I'm currently filling out press release forms, as The story of Q. is going to publication in Canada within the next few weeks! I signed with a North American publisher last year and have been working for the last eight months to reach this point.
I'm also writing to thank you for your comments last year. They helped me refocus the identity of my book, and return it to where I originally wanted it to be.
Natasha Freeman, author of The story of Q. Feb 2011. The book was then short-listed for the prestigious
Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Award in June 2011.
'... work ... skill ... patience ...'
I hope you enjoy the read. And thank you once more for all your work and skill, to say nothing of your patience. Hope we can work together on my next book.
Colin Brodie, author of
Maggie the Nice Little Witch,
and Elizabeth and the Sorcerer.
It has been a pleasure to see my third fantasy story come to fruition under your tutelage and guidance. I have learned a lot about writing from you. Thank you for the experience.
Colin Brodie, author of Swashbucklers.
'... I want to acknowledge the late nights you have put into this ...'
An enormous thank you for your assistance with this. I have only skimmed it so far, but your keen eye and insight is already evident. I agree re the Political Liberalism in italics - I have not distinguished between the book and the general concept. Similarly with 'the good', and consistency around the quotation marks.
I want to acknowledge the late nights you have put into this. Thank you. I am beginning to review what you have suggested, and having tonight and the coming two days to make the final changes is a real bonus. I would like to acknowledge your assistance in the acknowledgement of the thesis, and wondering if this acceptable to you?
I have just taken the thesis to the bindery today after working through your proof over the weekend. Can I once again say a big thank you for undertaking this work. As I noted previously, you have a very keen eye and I was amazed at all the items you picked up. I hadn't realised I had left so many errors for you! I have added you into my acknowledgements, and you are welcome to use my feedback on your website. I will also ensure I mention you to any friends who also need any proofreading done. My thanks once again, and best wishes ...
Simon O'Connor, Master of Arts in Political Studies, University of Auckland.
'... she showed a genuine interest in my project ...'
When I sent my 600-plus page book to Adrienne for proofreading I never imagined she would find so many errors. Not only did she find errors in punctuation and spelling, she fixed wrong use of English, and even factual details. I learnt more about English over one weekend than all those years at school.
Adrienne is professional and a pleasure to deal with. For me, she showed a genuine interest in my project and went the extra mile to help me make sure my book was all I wished it to be.
If it is perfection in a timely manner you want, at a reasonable price, Adrienne comes highly recommended.
Ken Trevathan, author The Book of Trevethan.
A family history tracing many branches of this old Cornish family, with as many spellings of the surname as branches - in case you were thinking there's a spelling error above!
For more information, visit www.trevethan.net.
'... high quality of the presentation ...'
Adrienne provided skilful technical support and an expert eye for detail in her assistance with formatting my Doctoral Thesis, a critical edition of a seventeenth-century play. The thesis examiners made special mention of the high quality of the presentation of the submitted document.
SH, University of Auckland.
'... I will definitely suggest you ...'
Dear Adrienne: I am pleased with the job. It was quicker than I thought, which is good, and your explanations on questions were clear. I will definitely suggest you when someone needs proofread of his/her thesis/publications. I will get back to you again if I have further questions from those files. Thank you for proofreading my thesis with my limited budget. Have a nice day. Cheers, Vi.
Vi Siriwongrungson, University of Canterbury.
'... I cannot praise her work highly enough ...'
It has been a pleasure working with Adrienne from start to finish. She is professional, efficient and has kept me informed every step of the way. Nothing has been too much trouble for her and I cannot praise her work highly enough.
After a very bad experience with a previous proofreader, I was very wary at first, but I am so glad that I put my faith in Adrienne as she did an excellent job, and I shall certainly be using her services for my future books and will recommend her to all my friends and colleagues.
Barbara Goldsmith, author The Elements, Physical and Metaphysical Astrology.
For further information on Barbara and to buy this book, visit www.yourastrologysigns.com
'... Adrienne's eagle eye still managed to find errors ...'
I think I'm a good proofreader, but Adrienne's eagle eye still managed to find errors that I'd missed. She did a superb job of proofreading my PhD thesis and I was impressed with her commitment to the work, her conscientiousness and professionalism. I thoroughly recommend her services.
Sandra Arnold, member New Zealand Society of Authors, Canterbury.
'... I would certainly recommend her ...'
There is nothing worse than opening up the pages of your newly printed book to find a spelling mistake glaring out at you. As you glance over to the 999 other copies sitting in your garage you start to kick yourself that you hadn’t used a professional proof reader.
I certainly didn’t want to make that mistake for my first book and that’s why I got in touch with Adrienne. When I gave her the manuscript I was pretty confident that she would be hard pressed to find that many mistakes. Boy, was I wrong!
Adrienne was very thorough in her work and what I liked best was the time she took to sit me down and explain what corrections she had made to make sure that it was what I wanted. I was under a pretty tight deadline but Adrienne was able to pull out the stops and get the job done both quickly and thoroughly.
She is very professional in her approach and I would certainly recommend her to authors, publishers and anybody wanting to make sure that they present the right image to the public with their written work.
Michael Smyth LLB, author of Employed But Not Engaged and a practising barrister.
Click here for details on Employed But Not Engaged.
'... very thorough and easy to work with ...'
I am editor for our community newsletter in North Yorkshire, England. Mrs Morris has proofread it for me from its inception three years ago. She is very thorough, and very easy to work with. She always deals with my documents speedily so that I keep well within my deadlines, and is always happy to explain any changes. It is not unusual for me to email several pages in the evening and find that the edited version is waiting in my inbox the next morning!
I am obviously in the UK, and Mrs Morris is in New Zealand, but I work in Microsoft Publisher, and Mrs Morris makes changes for me in red so I can double check them. Even when the newsletter has been checked at our end by two or three people, Mrs Morris still finds errors! But I have learnt a lot from her work and our newsletter now looks far more professional. We have in fact just expanded it by 50 per cent. Mrs Morris's fees are very reasonable and I would recommend her services to anyone producing any type of document.
Mrs Gwyn Green, Editor, Hovingham & Scackleton newsletter 'HandS', N.Yorkshire, UK.
'... worked day and night to help meet a deadline ...'
I have known and worked with Adrienne Morris during the year 2008 when she volunteered to help with the publication of the local history book entitled ... and then came the bridge. Without her multi-faceted skills in editing, photo enhancing, layout and computer knowledge, this book would not have the professional flair which has made it so popular in the community and further afield.
Adrienne worked day and night to help meet a deadline set by the publishers. Her dedication to attain perfection was outstanding and with her keen eye she picked up many errors overlooked by me and my co-author. I recommend Adrienne in any sphere of publishing she chooses, and wish her well. It is not often one is privileged to work with such a singularly focused person.
Marie Gray, author (Member of the New Zealand Society of Authors).
Click here for details on ... and then came the bridge.
'... attention to detail is extraordinary ...'
I am grateful to you Adrienne, for your support and your expertise. Your attention to detail is extraordinary. I'll be blowing your trumpet!
Dr Jennifer Sturm, co-author of ... and then came the bridge.
'... always willing to go the extra mile ...'
Adrienne Morris compiles and edits our Torbay 60s-Up newsletter every two months. She produces a very professional and attractive publication, complete with photos and appropriate illustrations. Each publication has consistency of format with variations of colour and arrangement. The content of each newsletter has been accurate, comprehensive, and very economically set out. She is always willing to “go the extra mile” to make sure everything is included so that we have an interesting and 'easily readable' newsletter. We are very proud of it.
Josette Westcott, President 60s-Up Movement Torbay.
Click here to view sample of the Torbay 60s-Up newsletter.
'... wonderful to deal with ...'
Thank you for your feedback; it was much appreciated. I'm pleased it didn't take too much time to pack them all up. That's great. I thought the finished product looked excellent. We will definitely give people your name if we have any enquiries. You have been wonderful to deal with and I would like to forward your name whenever we can.
Dave Bremner, Broderick Printing (2007) Ltd.