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Jayne Lockwood, author of the Closer than Blood series

“I’ve known Katharine and Heddon Publishing for a while but this was the first time I had used their proofreading service. Katharine is a delight to work with, very intuitive and professional. I had no doubt she would do an excellent job and I was really pleased with the result.

In a sea of dodgy sites dedicated to prising money from self-published authors, Heddon Publishing stands out as a trustworthy and reliable beacon and I will definitely use them again and again. A great resource for independent authors.”
Michael Hill, author of Llywelyn:
“If you are requiring a book proofread I strongly recommend Katharine Smith, of Heddon Publishing. She has just finished proofreading my novel ‘Llywelyn’ and has done an excellent job. She is extremely professional in her approach and completes the work quickly in a meticulous, skilful and thorough manner. She is very open to discussion and explanation and is friendly and approachable. She is also willing to go the extra mile and I suspect is as reliable and competent at copy editing and other book services. In my case she made a list of oversights and lapses that had not come through in the copy editing and I was able to rectify these. In future I will hope to use Katharine for copy editing and proofreading and all other areas in book  publishing as she is very knowledgeable and helpful. But I know she is also very busy.”

Christopher Hart, author of Lost Children, Sunday Times journalist, author of the Harvest and Rescue me, and also writes as William Napier:

“Katharine has been absolutely brilliant at advising and overseeing my first foray into the sometimes daunting world of hybrid publishing. There are so many possibilities now for independent authors to sell straight to their readers via the net, but initially, at least, professional guidance is invaluable with book design, preparing ebooks and so on. This is especially true of writers who aren’t that tech-savvy (e.g. me!) I couldn’t have done it without Kath, she has always been prompt in replying to my queries, and I can’t recommend her services highly enough.”

Rose Donovan, author of the Ruby Dove mystery series:

“Katharine provides warm, supportive, flexible, and impeccable proofreading services. She obviously enjoys reading the story, so she was able to point out a few key plot inconsistencies in the book as well. A major bonus! I’d recommend Heddon Publishing’s services without hesitation.”

Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, author of The Migrant Report and No Place for Women:

“Every writer needs the support of an editorial team and this is even more true when self published. Working with Katharine is like having a professional editor on your team. Her comments are detailed and insightful. In short, your manuscript could not be in better hands.”

Chris Wadsworth, author of Life Class: The Memoir of an Accidental Gallerist (published by Prospero Press):

“Dealing with Katharine has been a treat. She is super efficient, conscientious and certainly knows her way round publishing. This was my first venture into self-publishing and her guidance was invaluable. I will use her for the next book with no hesitation.”

Nelly Harper, author of The Girl of Two Worlds and The Jet Necklace (published by Goblin House):

“I used Katharine at Heddon Publishing to proofread my first novel, I will use her for all my future work now. I found her to be professional yet extremely friendly and encouraging. I was a bit apprehensive about letting someone else work on my manuscript but she was careful and extremely thorough. At no time did I feel I was losing my work to someone else’s hand. Not only that, she was also happy to answer any query I had, no matter how trivial (and I had a lot). She never made me feel as though I had to pay for every second of her time, in fact I am sure she did far more than she charged for. Altogether I found working with her a delight and a big boost to my confidence. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

 Paul Harris, author of Raising Freedom’s Banner (published by Aristotle Lane Press):

“Katharine Smith did an excellent job copy editing and formatting my history book “ Raising Freedom’s Banner – how peaceful demonstrations have changed the world”. Her work was intelligent, knowledgeable, painstaking – and very fast. I can strongly recommend her services to any author.”