Writers primarily concentrate on thought and putting the puzzle of words onto paper. What writers are often not necessarily good at, and what frequently gets overlooked, is grammar and equally importantly, the art of good punctuation. All writers need good proofreaders and editors, and that is where the brilliant skills of Mary Bate come in. The final draft of my manuscript was no exception. Mary was painstakingly thorough in picking up on detail and correcting even the minutest of anomalies throughout my lengthy account. A BIG thank you, Mary, for the valuable privilege of your discerning dedication and brilliant expertise.
-- Crispin Rose-Innes
Graphic designer and writer
Fire in the Blood
Thanks for doing that. You're definitely hired. … in future I'll make sure that I get you to do the magic you've just done.
Thanks again for this - you've really done yourself proud!
-- Ed James
Crime Author - writer of the DC Scott Cullen series
Mary proofread my entire website. I was delighted with Mary's proofreading skills! Her service is professionally delivered and along with an exceptionally helpful and friendly approach, aids the process to be carried out swiftly and easily. I would definitely recommend Mary as an excellent proofreader.
-- Tracey Andrews
Tracey Andrews Interiors
Thank you Mary for yet another great proofreading job for me - it really helped having a fresh pair of expert eyes looking over it! I would definitely recommend Mary as a proofreader. She approaches each job professionally and makes sure that she both understands what you need from her and that you understand her markings! Great work!
Sarah Stephens Photography
Mary’s proofreading skills have been invaluable to us at Bishop’s Stortford Museum during the creation of our ‘On the Beat’ exhibition. Mary proofed all our display panels and her skill and detailed comments have greatly enhanced the readers’ experience. I cannot recommend her work highly enough.
-- Sarah Turner
Museum Curator, Bishop's Stortford Museum
Having worked alongside Mary Bate (mbproofreading.co.uk) periodically for some years, I can confirm I have found her work to be thorough, competent and professional in all matters of proofreading, editing and document handling.
-- Peter Hough FRICS. ACII. FCILA. ACIArb.
Chantry Community Association