Our clients and testimonials

Jeremy has worked for all the major school textbook publishers in Cape Town, such as Maskew Miller, Longman, Pearson, Via Afrika and Oxford University Press. He has edited lengthy fisheries science texts for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and edited Environmental Impact Assessment reports (EIAs) for the CSIR and for Environmental Resource Management (ERM), as well as MSc and PhD theses for students at UCT.
Lexi has edited mostly memoirs, essays, novels and short stories. Here are some testimonials:
Apart from her extreme patience, Alexia Lawson is a fantastic editor. She took the shambles of a manuscript that I sent her and turned it into something magical. Lexi is fast, efficient and a dream to work with. Not only do I now have a masterpiece but I have a new friend as well. I can highly recommend her services to anyone requiring a professional editor.
Lee-Ann Baines, author of Over the Rainbow
Alexia is reliable and fast. She has great skill in ‘tidying up’ badly written copy without ‘hacking it to death’. She would be an asset to every writer and editor –
Michelle Hardie, editor of Stanford River Talk

My book only became a book after it had been edited. Lexi breathed life into my work. I knew I wasn't good at grammar and punctuation, and often wasn't clear on what I had written. Lexi could see the book within the book and that's how she edited; with attention to detail. It became clear to me that I got more than I had bargained for. I could not have wished for a better and more thorough editor. Thank you so much, Lexi, for all your hard work.                                                                                          Sybe Starkenburg, author: The Tightrope of the Absurd (2016)

Lexi has been a wonderful editor for my manuscript. As an editor you have to dance on a really fine line between the writer’s vision and most appropriate way to describe something. Lexi is a great dancer and gently suggests changes where it matters. It takes not only practice but also a talent to feel for which bit of writing definitely needs work. I am lucky to have chosen her. She has also gone the extra mile and sought out a potential publisher for what is my first manuscript. Thank you Lexi!

Luke Kilian, author, The Soul Matters.

When I interviewed editors for my fiction novel, The Immortal Life of Piu Piu, I chose Alexia Lawson.  She convinced me with her fine command of the English language, her sensitivity for the subject matter, and the precision of her work. Communicating with her is easy, delivery is prompt and her rates are fair. I am very pleased to recommend her editing services to all writers.

Bianca Gubalke, author: The Immortal Life of Piu-Piu. (Arteby Publishing, 2015.)

Good editors are very hard to find, and Alexia is every writer’s dream one. It took me five years of continuous search—from North America to Europe, and even to Oceania—to find her. And having paid wrong people for my work all along, it dawned upon me, once I read her first sample edit, that I had just met my first true editor. One knows immediately when their work was edited for the money and when it was handled with dedication and respect. The latter is what one is guaranteed to get from Alexia, in addition, of course, to pure talent and personal wisdom and intelligence, all of which explains why her work will always belittle—if unwittingly—that of your average editor.
Aloysius Gonzaga, author


I would like to show my appreciation for all the time and expertise that Alexia Lawson has put in editing my manuscript. She went out of her way to correct my hopeless spelling, repetitions and grammar, and to make tactful and helpful suggestions. I don't know what I would have done without her.  Robin Boyd, author: From the Sahara to the Seven Seas