wordfix.org • testimonials
Roland’s editorial work with our company
over many years has been impressively quick and accurate; he has a
thorough understanding of the printing trade and an excellent eye for
I write and publish in my second language. In the past I have found it essential to be able to rely on a first-class editor with experience and a deep knowledge of the English language. Roland is skilful at rewording into a readable and natural idiom, without losing nuances in the original text. He has worked with me on fiction and non-fiction with the same reliable authority. His quick intelligence inspires real confidence and gets great results. Indispensable.
Claes Johansen, author
Ever meticulous, Roland’s hawk-like
copy-editing has added both polish and flair to all my printed literary
event material over the past decade: tightening press releases; ironing
out inconsistencies on flyers; honing reviews; improving lay-out and
text in photo-books. It’s all in the detail, and Roland spots it every
Roland has copy-edited eight books for me
to date – both factual titles and novels. He constantly impresses with
his speed and accuracy of work, and incredible eye for detail. I never
realised the difference between proof-reading and copy-editing before –
he makes welcome creative comments as well as sorting out errors and
If you need your texts, articles and
other writings in English to be clear and correct down to the smallest
fraction of a punctuation mark – then you need to let Roland Clare help
you. Actually, that sentence should not start with an ‘if’. You need
all your written communication to be as clear as possible, period. And
experience has shown me – as a non-native speaker – there is simply
no-one quicker, better and friendlier than Roland to help you achieve
During the past ten years, when I have needed a good, interesting, and well-researched liner note for an album, or someone to proof-read a press release, I have turned first to one person. I am always working to a deadline and I need someone I can rely on, and for me that person has been – and is – Roland Clare.
He pays attention, and adds that extra detail. He has never let me down.
Roland's hallmarks include thorough
research, a clear and engaging written style, sharp awareness of the
client's needs, and highly accurate work in the teeth of a deadline.
Over several years of collaboration, his material has invariably arrived
ready-to-use, and his overview, at the proof stage, has been invaluable.
I am extremely grateful from the service I received from Roland. He edited my UCAS personal statement to the highest standard. I would recommend his service to everyone who's not native speaker and needs professional written English.
Borislava Borislavova, Nurse
There are millions of words on the
Hooting Yard website, and when the occasional error creeps in, I can
rely on Roland to spot it. Whether it is a virtually invisible typo (a
comma for a full stop) or a minor infelicity of style, his eagle eye
will pick it up. He is invaluable.