‘There are excellent proofreaders and editors and then there are outstanding proofreaders and editors. Having employed the services of Dr Gráinne Treanor in the recent past, I have no reservation in stating that the work of Dr Treanor can clearly be categorised as the latter. I offer as an example my latest book, Openness with Roots: Education in Religion in Irish Primary Schools (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014).
‘This hardback academic work required not only proofreading and editing but also great skill in terms of format and structure. Dr Treanor’s attention to detail, her care of my work, her ability, her patience and her very significant skill at every level were remarkable. At times, I relied on her to communicate with Cambridge Scholars Publishing on my behalf, where it was evident to me and to the publishing company that they were dealing with an exceptional professional.
‘Dr Treanor also made a number of suggestions to me as to how I might improve the quality of my style of writing. She took the trouble to check my research, where relevant, and she offered advice beyond the remit of what I would have expected. I should also add that this particular book was launched by the then Minister for Education and Skills in Ireland, Mr Ruairi Quinn. At the launch, Mr Quinn not only launched the book with the usual critique expected, but also remarked very positively on its layout and structure, including the fact that he could not find even one typographical error.
‘I have strongly recommended Dr Treanor to a number of my academic colleagues and indeed to non-academic writers as well. I take great satisfaction in knowing that, should I publish again, I need never search for another proofreader/copyeditor. If Dr Treanor is busy, any future publications I may have will be suspended until she is available.’