I found Claire to be exceptionally helpful, professional and quite simply invaluable. I can not recommend her highly enough and certainly would not be sat with my book in hand without her help. This was my first book and in truth I was a little lost with the process. I was also concerned about maintaining the integrity of the message and the way it was written. Claire spent time listening and understanding everything which gave me such confidence.
I worked with Claire Wingfield from first draft to published manuscript. Claire guided me with gentle sensitivity, showing but never telling in a way that allowed my creativity to flourish. A truly beautiful skill in an editor.
Claire took me to my limits and beyond them. I know I wouldn’t have been nearly as good a writer and I know Elephant @ the Party would have been nowhere near as good a story without her. Thank you so much, Claire!
Claire's manuscript review was just what I needed one year in to my non-fiction book project. Her constructive comments and encouragement provided a much needed boost — particularly valuable since I was working in isolation. Claire's literary eye is not her only strength as she is also very approachable and a delight to work with.
Claire is a pleasure to work with, extremely efficient and friendly. Her editorial work has been invaluable for the Polygon titles she has worked on.
Alison Rae, Managing Editor, Polygon
Tommy Ellis Goes to Sea' is my first novel. The advice and guidance I received from Claire from her report and the annotations on each page were professional and clear, and allowed me to move forward, seeing my work under a different light. I will certainly ask Claire to edit my future novels and I fully recommend her services.
Jes Parkin, Writer
Many thanks Claire for your brilliant editing of my novel. Your thorough and insightful dissection was matched by constructive and encouraging advice on how to improve my manuscript. The result is that far from being discouraged by the work ahead I can’t wait to get re-writing. I just wish I had consulted you earlier.
Jenny Robson, Writer
I was looking for someone to draw my attention to the bits that need slicing away to make my poetry collection neater and sharper and you really have done a fantastic job of that. Plus, you've helped me to think about what technical details are needed in cover letters and synopses. I have some great areas to work on now which will help my manuscript but also help me mature as a writer in general.
J Hall, Writer
Cultural Enterprise Office commissioned Claire to review the materials and the language that we use throughout our service. The resulting editorial and house-style guides were immediately welcomed by staff involved in creating advisory, training and marketing copy. It is proving to be a fantastic resource as it helps to ensure that we use a cohesive, meaningful language that resonates with our clients. Claire's work was delivered in such a way that made it effortless to adopt any changes.
Ailsa Watson, Information & IT Manager, Cultural Enterprise Office
Claire's work is consistent, precise and professionally produced and she always returns jobs within deadlines... or before. She is always a pleasure to deal with and extremely hard-working.
Gavin Peebles, Hewer Text