As English is my second language I have struggled with accurately expressing myself in my doctoral thesis. Then with the help of the FutureProof team I was able to craft my linguistic expression into a finished product, which I’m so happy to say has since passed viva and been published!
Siamak Goudarzi, PhD.
Nick and FutureProof Editing conducted a thorough line edit of the family biography I have been working on for several years – it is a work very dear to my heart and I had to be sure that my editors would maintain my tone and meaning while improving the accuracy of my word choice, grammar etc. As it turned out Nick gave additional feedback on the biography’s narrative structure, characterisation and even some historical elements, so I expanded my original order to include a full developmental edit. I found the whole experience to be an enjoyable process and would highly recommend FutureProof’s service to any writer, aspiring or otherwise.
I came to study for my masters degree in the UK because I wanted to study at a TEF Gold rated University – with help of a pre-sessional English course I passed the IELTs needed but really my academic English was not too strong. At once I enrolled to extra English tutoring but still I had to submit assignments. My friend who has used FutureProof for his own assignments recommended them to me, and they have been a huge help ever since. Even now I am growing more confident in English, still I want my essays to be the best they can be, so always send them by FutureProof first.
Samir Ysdani, postgrad student, Southampton UK
Having never passed my work through an editing company before, I thought I would take the plunge in the hope that it would increase the chances of my stories being accepted for publication. I thought I had a firm grasp of structure and a good eye for self-editing, but as it turned out, in the story I submitted I had (amongst other things) attributed a set of actions to completely the wrong character at one point! Susan spotted this and several other mistakes, and returned my polished story in good time. Wish me luck!
Pete Jobber, UK, 2020
When I received my edited manuscripts I was very pleased with the results – the tracked copy let me see every correction made blow-by-blow (and there were hundreds, I’m a little embarrassed to say), so I could check that I was happy with any amendments to word choice or syntax. I also received a clean copy, which had the changes accepted and some very helpful notes and queries in the margin. The process made it easy for me to see what had been done, and why. And I thought I’d have caught all of the errors myself – it just goes to show you really do need a second pair of eyes!
Natalie Anders, writer
I have worked with editors from one of the larger editing houses before finding Nick. While they have all been very helpful, I do feel that the extra personal touch offered by a smaller operation such as FutureProof has a lot of benefits, from collecting more detail on requirements to giving more extensive feedback. While I hope that FutureProof goes from strength to strength, I also hope they never lose their personal touch xx
Salman, Portsmouth, 2019