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About the editor
I am a freelance editor, specialising in academic editing. I undertook a Copy-editing Course (2017) through UCT GetSmarter and a Copy-editing and Proofreading Course (2016) at the SA Writers’ College. However, I spent twenty years immersed in an academic environment at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, which I find beneficial in editing academic documents. My extensive reading of academic texts, university prescribed texts, and non-fiction enhances my editing and writing abilities. I offer a professional and ethical editing service; all work is held in the strictest confidence.
Please see some of my client testimonies below:
Cleopatra Matli (Masters in Management Sciences: Marketing, DUT, November 2019): Ms Vanessa-Lynn Neophytou, an angel, sent by God! The compassion you showed to a stranger is unbelievable; thank you for your sterling work. You are a true professional. Thank you for your commitment to my work and for always encouraging me to do better. I know you are working with many students, but somehow you made me feel like mine was the only thesis you were working on. I cannot thank you enough.
Tamryn, Paulsen (Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Wits, July 2020): My experience with Vanessa during my master’s thesis has been outstanding. She is a passionate and dedicated editor whose knowledge, experience and professional ethic are evident in her work. Vanessa has a meticulous eye for detail, and always provided clear, precise and prompt feedback. I cannot give a higher recommendation. Thank you, Vanessa, for your commitment and invaluable input during my thesis.
Sinethemba Sidloyi (D.Litt. et Phil.-Sociology, UJ, July 2020): Ms Vanessa-Lynn Neophytou has been very helpful in my studies through her professional approach, her patience and understanding as well as her excellent work. She dedicates time and pays attention to detail. Her comments are also very clear, and when engaging her on them, she provides detail that makes it clear that she gets immersed when working on a project. I am grateful and pleased with her work. It’s such a delight to work with her.