Here's what some of my clients say about me
Deborah is such an effortless pleasure to work with. Thoroughly professional and committed, a great eye for detail and an acute sensitivity for what will help a piece of writing shine in its best light. Both creative and in tune with author's needs/vision when copyediting and methodical and thorough whilst proofreading, Deborah is a real asset to have on your editorial team. Great with authors and very reliable when it comes to meeting (tight) deadlines. I have no hesitation in recommending Deborah Blake's editing services.
Crystal Mahey-Morgan, OwnIt!
Efficient and eagle-eyed, Deborah has never missed a deadline and is always an absolute pleasure to work with - I would trust her with any proofreading or copy editing job that came up on our list and highly recommend her services to all.
Molly Powell, Jo Fletcher Books (Quercus)
Deborah helped me a lot by copy editing my first novel, The Falmouth Son. I had never done anything like this before so I went through many iterations until I got to a final version of the book that I was happy with and Deborah helped me a lot to understand how best to tell my story as well as correcting the finer points of my English.
Mark Ballett, author
Deborah has worked as a proofreader on a number of titles for the past couple of years or so. Her work has always been thorough and I would happily recommend her to anyone requiring a professional proofreading service.
Merv Honeywood, RefineCatch Ltd
Deborah did a great editing job and worked very quickly, helping me a great deal with things it is easy to overlook.
Ted York, author
I was asked to seek a proofreader/copy editor, I contacted several names listed on the internet. Deborah's response fitted in with what I was looking for. Deborah turned my book into a meaningful script, which now flows beautifully. The work was finished in the allotted time and I was very grateful for her assistance.
Jacqueline Hearn, author
Deborah has been invaluable in creating a saleable story, and I am grateful for her attention to detail. I have learned my lesson, I will not submit a manuscript to a publisher again without having a proofreader. Well done, and thank you!
Gayle McCain, author
Deborah edited my first novel. I gave her the manuscript in tatters and she turned it into a great, easy reading novel. I was so impressed with her work and attitude I gave her a mention at the start of my story. I personally wouldn't work with anyone else in the future and would most certainly recommend her services.
R Barnard, author
Deborah Blake has been a most able, accurate and reliable transcriber for the Canada History Project. When we had made errors in our photocopying and/or cataloging process, Deborah caught them and proved of great assistance in helping us correctly archive and date the work. Our editorial staff has appreciated her diligence, accuracy and insight, even when confronted with difficult handwriting and idiomatic language use. In short, our editors and I would not hesitate to employ her again for both her transcription and editorial services.
Lewis Stout, Project Coordinator