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Rev. Mike Stewart. 2007. 125 pages. ISBN 978-0-9780174-6-0. First printing 1000 copies.

 The author’s first publication. Our involvement included:
  • preliminary consultations with the author to determine the target audience, desired tone, and other parameters.
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  • a etailed stylistic edit and copyedit, including general fact-checking.
  • querying the author about content and structure.
  • proofreading.

The author thanked us “for your diligence and expertise in bringing all my thoughts together in such a readable way.”

"Without Philip's help, I could never have written and published my memoirs. Not only is the finished product much better than I ever could have imagined, but the whole process was very rewarding. Philip and his team are professional in every sense of the word, and I benefited first hand from his intuitive editing skills - his ability to rearrange a passage with skill and subtlety without sacrificing anything of the narrative. And all done with a lightness and humour that makes working together pure fun.

"He also taught me the satisfaction of discipline and deadlines! Now that the book is completed, there will be a sad silence at 10.00 p.m., when we had most of our working conversations - I'm a night owl and that's my prime time! Thank you, dear Philip!"

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