I’ve worked with Jacqueline on a number of projects over several years and have always found her to be a first-class editor and valued colleague – thoughtful and attentive to detail, an excellent communicator and with reliably good judgement about all aspects of complex and demanding texts. Given her expertise across a range of humanities and social sciences subjects, Jacqueline’s work is certainly appreciated by authors and I recommend her warmly to scholars and publishers in need of editorial help.
My writing was improved immeasurably by Jacqueline’s work. I have published several books before but never received quite this level of insight, attention to detail, and scrupulousness. Every intervention was communicated clearly and sensitively. High class copyediting.
Jacqueline is one of the most dependable and accurate copyeditors I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She is diligent about following a brief and at the same time is able to exercise her considerable judgement, experience and expertise when necessary. She knows her craft very well and thoroughly engages with every project. She is reliable in her communications and in keeping me apprised of issues that arise. I can always be sure that when I place work with her she will do a professional job.
As first-time co-authors, we were delighted to work with Jacqueline. She took the time to understand our needs, then worked patiently and flexibly with us to help significantly improve our non-fiction book. We benefited hugely from her copyediting expertise and knowledge of the overall book production process, and also appreciated excellent, open communication at all times. We highly recommend choosing to work with Jacqueline.
You are brilliant. A real eagle eye and sensitive to the topic – fantastic, thank you.
Thank you for the meticulous way you have read through the manuscript and for your valuable suggestions. I am convinced that the end result of this project will make for better reading and a clearer understanding of what I was trying to convey as a result of the attention you have paid to it.
You made it so easy for me – your questions are so clear, and editing improves the text so much. I’m very grateful.
Jacqueline Harvey was a godsend for this project. She was careful, diligent, and smart, making excellent corrections where obvious and gently guiding me to clarity in places where I might have been more resistant. Throughout all of it, she sustained my voice, while also keeping me stylistically and academically honest. I recommend her most highly.
I have worked on several unusual and quite challenging projects with Jacqueline, including a book written in contemporary blank verse and two edited volumes, both of which contain extremely varied subject matter. In every case Jacqueline’s flexibility, detailed knowledge of the language, and attention to detail have been outstanding. It is always reassuring to know that Jacqueline has cast her expert eye over a piece of work before it is published.
My project was a collection of a canonical author’s letters, derived from a standard edition put together by a much-loved Byron scholar. In effect, it was a 500-page quotation, including many eccentricities of spelling and punctuation, literary and historical allusions without number, and matters of transcription right down to the length of a dash (to which Lord Byron was addicted). Jacqueline watched all this unfold like the proverbial hawk, and even corrected me on ‘who’/‘whom’ on a couple of occasions, thus saving my literary reputation. And she returned queries from marked-up sheets within twenty-four hours, every time. If my next book project with the same publisher prospers I shall request her services most emphatically.
I appreciated Jacqueline’s sensitivity as an editor; she did not change the uniqueness of my voice, but she made sure I didn’t include any distracting false notes.
I was so fortunate that Wiley Blackwell assigned Jacqueline Harvey to edit the manuscript for the second edition of my college textbook, The Ethical Journalist: Making Responsible Decisions in the Digital Age. Jacqueline excels in all the requisite skills of an excellent textbook editor: impeccable knowledge of the language, broad general knowledge, specialized knowledge of textbook style, meticulous attention to detail, and consummate practical judgment. In addition, she is a supportive colleague. Thanks to her editing, my manuscript is marvelously improved.
I was very impressed by your editing of our text. We had taken pains with it, yet every change you made was a clear improvement, and a kindness to the reader and our discipline. You made us look good. By taking the pain out of writing, you made me want to do more of it. Thank you for the skill and effort you invested!
Swift, efficient, and with a fine eye for detail, Jacqueline Harvey helped to improve my manuscript with her careful and insightful reading. I would definitely work with her again and am delighted to recommend her to other authors and writers.
I had the pleasure of having Jacqueline Harvey as the copyeditor for my book. Because this was its fourth edition, and not a great deal of new text was included in it, I doubted whether she would be able to find much to correct or improve. I was wrong. She found numerous places where sentences could be simplified, shortened, and clarified. I was really quite amazed at the meticulousness of her work. Even though she worked quickly, she was careful to ask questions where she had doubts as to my exact meaning. I can recommend her highly for her speed, thoroughness, and overall professionalism.
Jacqueline Harvey is an excellent copyeditor, sensitive to the text, but careful to make sure everything is as it should be. Wonderfully efficient.
It was a great pleasure for me to work with Jacqueline Harvey on a long and very complex book project. She is an excellent editor. In addition to having a very keen eye and a fine sense of phrasing and nuance, she is quick, accurate, and responsive. I can recommend her most highly, and would be delighted to work with her again.
As a freelance project manager for Wiley Blackwell, I have, over the past 10 years or so, often subcontracted copyediting to Jacqueline Harvey. Jacqueline is a most reliable worker in all respects: fine attention to detail, excellent rapport with authors, always prompt and responsive to deadlines, and never backward in seeking advice if needed. I have no hesitation in trusting to Jacqueline’s judgement and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a first-class copyeditor.
Knowing that Jacqueline is working on a book for me gives me peace of mind. I have found her to be consistently reliable and meticulous, and the script and paperwork she returns are always immaculately presented. She works both efficiently and independently, while remembering to point out if anything she does will need to be followed up later in the production process. A book in Jacqueline’s hands is a book in safe hands.