I hired Dave as my copy/line editor and proofreader, and I couldn’t have made a better choice. I worked with many editors before, but all fell short of my expectations. Dave is the first editor who took care to ensure my author voice wasn’t lost during the editing process. His attention to detail, feedback, and suggestions enhanced the quality of my writing and continues to help me grow as a writer. He’s a pleasure to work with and always strives to finish ahead of the agreed deadline.

I.A. Dice Amazon Bestselling Author of The Hayes Brothers series

Publishers! If you are looking to employ a freelance proof-reader/editor, I cannot recommend the eagle-eyed Dave Holwill highly enough

Tom Cox – Sunday Times Bestselling Author

Dave edits many of our manuscripts and is a pleasure to work with, always professional, and straightforward. Our authors are happy with his ability to pick up errors and the detailed feedback he provides. Furthermore, he is fast and efficient, which is exactly what we need as a busy publishing house!

Blossom Spring Publishing

I have just finished working with Dave Holwill on a book written by Raymond Austin titled Chocolate Teapot. He is a pleasure to work with. Very understanding and helpful with good advice and thoughts but never taking away any story line from the author, which to me is wonderful.

Wendy DeVere-Austin

Working with Dave was uncomplicated and straightforward, and he was more than efficient in getting the work done in due time and at a high level, for an affordable price. I’m glad I had the pleasure of working with him and would not hesitate to do so again.

Aaliyah Hussain – Author of It Begins at the End

Dave was responsive to my needs and great at communicating. The quality of his copy editing is excellent. I am one happy customer and would not hesitate in using his services again.

Joe Mansfield – Academic Client

I am absolutely delighted with Dave Holwill’s editing and proofreading services.  Dave’s keen eye spots the tiniest of grammatical mistakes and his much needed pedantry for all things typographically correct is a real bonus to those of us who have got too close to our own work. 

However, with Dave, you never feel spoken down to and it is with a light touch that he gently guides your syntax to be better.  I also have to commend him on his attention to detail, professionalism and great turnaround times. 

As an editor, Dave diligently reads your material and helpfully asks the questions that a reader would ask.  He has an uncanny knack for getting under the skin of the text and gently coaxing from you what you really want to say.  As a writer himself Dave knows that whilst we all need an expert objective view, we also need any feedback to be given constructively and he knows just how to sensitively get the best out of you and your work.

Jules C. Swift – Author of Lonely River Girl

Obtaining Dave’s editing services was a fantastic and extremely positive experience, particularly for a first tentative venture into the world of publishing. The careful consideration not only to the manuscript’s grammar and spelling but also the flow of the language was critical and I am extremely appreciative of the work taken on my writing.

Matt Watson – Author of The Desert of the Real