My name is Mary James and I run a heartfelt blog – elsiecube.com. The things I write about are very personal – life lessons, stories of the past and how to come to a place of happiness after grief. I was very sceptical to invite someone in to help me with the editing of my work. Since inviting Wendy in, not only has she made my work shine, but she has been a solid rock in the foundations of it. Wendy is more than an editor; she is an extremely passionate and driven woman. Wendy’s work allows me to relax, knowing that the hundreds of people reading my posts are getting a good quality read, straight from the heart. I would only ever recommend Wendy to anyone. There simply is no one else for me. Thank you, Wendy, for all your hard work and genuine dedication in helping me thrive.
Mary James (elsiecube.com)
It was an absolute delight to work with Wendy from Text Perfection on our College magazine. Her attention to detail is impeccable and her knowledge of the English language, style and grammar is second to none. Wendy is so professional and lovely to work with. She is always willing to help and in an efficient and timely manner! I’m also very appreciative of the way she openly communicated with me throughout the editing process, so that I could fully understand why she had made certain changes. Before going to print, I had the added confidence that it would be a wonderful (error free) publication – and it was indeed! Thank you, Wendy!
Karyn Osmetti (Community Relations (Publications) Officer, All Saints’ College)
Working with Wendy on my second novel was a rewarding experience. Prompt, professional, encouraging are three words that quickly come to mind when I reflect back on the service she provided.
Beverlie Stanway (Novelist: Should I Tell?)
Wendy did a great job on my second book, A Customary Suspicion, which has greatly benefited from her close involvement and her editing skills. She has the ability to amend the text whilst maintaining the story line. I highly recommend her services.
Michael Allwood (Novelist: A Customary Suspicion)
I recently had the pleasure of working with Wendy at Text Perfection. I needed help with editing school guidelines for Aboriginal teaching assistants. She was fantastic to work with and was always available when a phone review was needed. Wendy’s attention to detail is second to none and she delivered well within the requested timeline. She is patient and offers valuable advice, and goes ‘that extra mile’, while being thoroughly professional and with a down to earth manner – nothing was too much trouble for her. Wendy is truly passionate about ensuring the written word is as perfect as it can be. I was very happy with the outcome that Text Perfection provided and I would recommend Wendy to anyone wanting excellence in editing or proofreading services.
Sharon Davis – Team Leader, Aboriginal Education Team, Catholic Education
I am very satisfied with Wendy’s work, She has an efficient and effective method in doing her job. She utilised track changes when editing my work while several other proofreaders did not, so it was very helpful for me in saving my time when correcting my work. She also did not mind working together with me and explained the complexities of English grammar to me – what was correct and what was incorrect – which was very useful for me as I still need to learn more about formal English writing. So, I got English lessons into the bargain! Thank you, Wendy. You are such a life saver in my rushed time. I will definitely contact you again.
Maya Irjayanti (Student – Curtin University)
The moment I saw Text Perfection’s website, I instantly knew that it was going to be the perfect fit for me, and that I was guided there for a reason. Wendy is an amazing and thoroughly professional editor. It was vitally important to me that ‘my voice’ was maintained throughout my book. Wendy has that rare talent of maintaining an author’s voice and integrity, whilst adding sparkle to the text, even after quite extensive edits. She literally makes words ‘sing’ off the page. She is meticulous with time keeping and always meets deadlines. She goes that extra mile to make sure everything is crisp, clean and shiny.
Wendy was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble for her. She made my experience of writing and self-publishing my first book a joy. I was awarded the honour of ‘Author of the Year’ by an American magazine and then a publisher chose to publish my book, A Holy Grail of Spiritual and Financial Freedom, which has now been released. I whole-heartedly recommend Wendy, who I am happy to say is now editing my second book.
Deborah Seaton (Author: A Spiritual Budget and A Holy Grail of Spiritual and Financial Freedom)
Wendy was an enormous help through my final draft and preparation for the publication of my novel, Incantation: The Riva Williams Series. She has a fine eye for detail and adds the precision required to create flawless text.
Anya Stephens (novelist – Incantation: The Riva Williams Series)
Wendy is a highly efficient and meticulous proof-reader. Her ability to work to the standards set by a style guide, whilst also exercising good judgement and initiative, make her a valuable resource when time is tight and the quality of written material is variable. She has an extremely good knowledge of grammatical conventions and is able to ensure that material reads well without changing the original intent of the writer. I recommend her services with confidence.
I had the pleasure of working with Wendy when she was my Executive Assistant at Christ Church Grammar School, Perth, a role that required her to proof and edit (and in most cases, draft) the Headmaster’s speeches, letters, emails and various other documents. I was especially blessed to be able to tap into Wendy’s expertise in the editing and writing domain. Wendy has a rare talent of being able to clearly communicate a message whilst maintaining a professional and warm presence – the very essence of sound communication. Wendy’s attention to detail is second to none, her knowledge of the English language cannot be equalled and she always adhered to timelines. She gives thoughtful consideration to how the quality of communication can be improved upon, no matter what the genre.
Wendy played a significant role in ensuring my communication to a school community, in all its many forms, was impeccable. I cannot speak highly enough of her credentials in the editing and writing field.
Garth Wynne (Executive Principal, Christ’s College, Canterbury NZ) (and former Headmaster, Christ Church Grammar School, Perth)
Wendy was a great help in picking up grammar and spelling errors in my thesis. She corrected all the mistakes I made and impressively picked up figure errors. She has a keen eye for detail and is very professional at what she does.
I would recommend Wendy for her helpful service.
Sharon Ung (University Student)
In July 2016, we engaged the services of Wendy at Text Perfection (never has a business name been more apt) to help us edit our 300-page cook book and bring our project to the final stages of completion.
From our initial contact by email and then by phone, and later at a sit down meeting we felt very comfortable with Wendy’s straight forward approach. During that first and only face to face meeting, Wendy was able to benefit us with her experience, which enabled us to avoid many common pitfalls in the business of publishing.
Although our project was not formatted in a configuration conducive to easy editing, we were given accurate quotes, both in initial cost and timeframe of completion.
Throughout the editing process, we were given innumerable suggestions of how to make our book more reader friendly. Many of these we incorporated in the finished book, while some ideas we banked for any future projects.
We were more than happy with the results of Text Perfection, and we will certainly use them on our next project.
Sincerely, Andrew & Jennifer Thomson