Susanne Willms Thielman, author of Susanne Remembers: A Mennonite Childhood in Revolutionary Russia
"About thirty years ago I wrote my memoirs of growing up in Russia. I didn't do anything with them until a year or so ago when my family urged me to make them into a book. After meeting Philip, I decided to hire him to organise my manuscript, add some of my father's writings, write a brief article on Mennonite history, and edit everything. He did a wonderful job and I am very happy with the book, Susanne Remembers.
"Philip is hardworking and indulges himself completely in his work. He is dependable and respectful of me and my work, and I knew I could trust him. In every way he was professional and easy to work with— patient, but gently pushing me when I needed pushing. Some of my writing was awkward in parts, as my mother tongue is German, but Philip smoothed it out while making sure that it still sounded like me.
"I am ninety-five, and I don't think I could ever have done this by myself. I am very grateful to Philip for making my book as good as it is. Without him my manuscript would still be sitting in a drawer."
Roger Patillo, author The Canadian Rockies: Pioneers, Legends and True Tales. email@example.com
"In my opinion Philip is one of the finest editors and proofreaders available. He did an excellent job editing my book, The Canadian Rockies: Pioneers, Legends and True Tales, and I plan to use his services again. I have referred him to several other individuals who wish to write and publish their memoirs in a professional manner.
"Philip has a supremely critical eye in picking up grammatical mistakes, errors in syntax, and potentially embarrassing statements — all of which detract from the overall ‘message’ and thrust of one's presentation. He is a true professional and an indispensable partner in the adventure of writing and publishing any non-fiction manuscripts."