WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID
OF OUR EDITING & COPY-EDITING
I would like to recommend
Anthony Green at Connotations for his editing skills. He has
a way of simplifying very complex ideas that can then speak
to non-specialists. In my case this produced a compelling
argument in our bid for a million dollar research grant, which
we were awarded. I don’t care how good academics think
they are at writing research proposals, Tony’s skill
at refining manuscripts with such attention to detail and
meaning made our bid more readable and persuasive.
Dr Steve Weddell, Senior Lecturer,
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
The University of Canterbury (New Zealand)
(For work on an application for a Marsden Grant for research
into the use of adaptive optics in compensating for the
effects of atmospheric turbulence in ground-based telescopes)
Once again many thanks for
your help in which, unlike others, you have been at
such pains to respect the author's intentions so scrupulously.
What a wonderful contrast to the rough and heavy ways
in which some editors like to proceed!
Prof Michael Loewe – Academic
and Sinologist, Fellow of Clare Hall, University of
(For work on Dong Zhongshu, a ‘Confucian’
Heritage and the CHUNQIU FANLU)
a chance to look over a few of the essays you worked
on, I want to affirm your way of proposing changes.
It's far less intrusive than the previous copy editor's
method was, but just as insistent on accuracy and as
allergic to ambiguity.
Prof Richard Fox Young, Princeton
Theological Seminary, New Jersey.
(For work on Asia in the Making of Christianity)
I would like
to take the opportunity to thank you for your care and
thoroughness in all this endeavor – a reassuring
contrast with some of our authors…
Prof Pierre-Etienne Will, Collège
de France, Paris
(For work on China, Democracy, and Law)
for your explanation. I have read the first three chapters,
and realised that you have done an excellent job in
editing it. Your notes are very very helpful, explaining
to me clearly why there is a problem.
Assoc Prof Jia Gao, University
(For work on Chinese Activism of a Different Kind)
Yes, this is
now the time for you to part company with Marco Polo.
Many thanks for all your help and patience indeed. It
was very good to collaborate with you in this project,
and I hope that you also enjoyed it to some extent.
Perhaps there will be other opportunities to work with
you again in the future.
Prof Hans-Ulrich Vogel, University
(For work on “Marco Polo was in China”)
Feedback received from authors on the copyediting
work done for them. These are academic titles published by Brill
publishing house, Leiden, Holland.