Tzzt! Compliment from Prof George Mugovhani

 “I am very grateful that we have someone like you in our faculty who can lend a hand.”
Prof George Mugovhani thanked me for editing, pointing out structural issues, and reworking a master’s dissertation. Also, I will help the student digitise their references, so their bibliography is created at the press of a button. I love that finger snap and the sharp intake of a suffering student’s breath as they realise the pain is over!

Thanks Prof! I appreciate this.

Compliment from Sakhi Yende

The secret behind the improvement in my writing is you.

I thought I should inform you that I had a meeting with my supervisor and he was so happy with my chapters. He said there is so much flow and clarity.

Thank you so much for your support.

Thanks Sakhi. You are prolific, so we will walk together.

A thank you for editing and implementing references in Mendeley from Shola Ojo

You are helping with a language revision. Thank you immensely for your valuable support. I really value your constructive comments and corrections. I have learned a lot from your comments. In fact, I am short of words to describe your kind gesture. 

Later, to the supervisor: Tanya has been so helpful for the past two weeks. We have had several zoom meetings where she has shown me some tricks on how to overcome Mendeley referencing challenges. She has been so patient and generous with her knowledge. Whenever I called or WhatsApp her, she would dump (I just worked later, of course) her other deadlines or commitments and attend to me. I would say she never got tired of making constructive comments on my recurrent linguistic errors. Thank you for referring me to her. Her professionalism has been unparalleled and it is good to have her around.

Shola Ojo

Deeply appreciated. The extra effort you made to send a note to your supervisor was that extra gesture that shows mutual humanity. Ubuntu.

Compliment from Romandi Wagenaar

It is a privilege and an honour to write this letter of recommendation for Tanya Pretorius. We have  worked together over the past two years. She presented InDesign and Illustrator courses at our  company. She is a team player and very generous with her time and knowledge.  

It is notable how Tanya goes the extra mile to make sure her trainees fully comprehend the principles  behind each of the courses. I, as well as my other colleagues, find her to be very approachable and  kind.  

Tanya is dedicated, professional, passionate and very knowledgeable. She has a way of explaining  things which make it easier for us to grasp and apply. Her training helped us a great deal in our daily  task and responsibilities.  

I would highly recommend Tanya for any design training course as her knowledge is of the highest  standard.  

Kind regards  
Romandi Wagenaar

Thank you Romandi. I appreciate this recommendation letter. These letters are gold.

Compliment from Graeme Currie

I so appreciate your time, care, expertise, and patience.

Graeme Currie

Many hours of fixing and chatting and learning. Your thesis was so professional I had to pay good attention to spot the needles in the haystack of brilliance. Loved our chats too.

Compliment from Sarah Crowley

Academic Writing Seminar 125

“Thank you so very much for inspiring me to begin writing. Having you break down the work I now see and believe that it is possible. “Read into a structure….” Honestly? I will never forget that and the many other tips you shared.”

Sarah Crowley
Metanoia College

Thank you… ask me for a refresher anytime.

Compliment from Nicola Haskins

I would like to put in writing how helpful and incredible Tanya Pretorius has been during the preparation and completion of my PhD proposal. She has taken hours to help me familiarise myself with the online database and referencing programme Mendeley. She held lengthy zoom sessions where she worked with me on my proposal to ensure I had the skill to work the programme and could implement it into the proposal. What I have learned from her is the knowledge that will help me in the future in writing and publishing articles.

She was incredibly helpful and edited the proposal with tips and suggestions as well as checked my whole database on Mendeley. I felt quite anxious about the bibliography and making sure it was correct and she worked systematically and thoroughly with me and taught me the skills I required.

Her effort, passion and care during the completion of my proposal have been greatly appreciated and I just wanted to put it in writing as a form of acknowledgement of her incredible work and help during this time. 

I am truly grateful for TUT and the fact that there is such a person dedicated to helping with editing and reference systems.

The skills I have acquired will stand me in excellent stead for the future.

Thank you very much 
Nicola Haskins 
Tshwane University of Technology

Thank you… I am honoured by this