Compliment from Sakhiseni Yende

It gives me virtuous pleasure to write this email and exhibit appreciation for the time you took to edit my academic work.

Thank you for your eagle-eye, and for a potential you saw in me that I never envisaged in my life. You have nurtured it.

As I leave the university, I thought it is important for me to bid farewell to you because you have imparted to me important academic knowledge and writing skills. I believe that the knowledge you gave me will be useful as I continue to shape my career both now and in the future.

Thank you once again for working vigorously on my and my students’ work.

Sakhiseni Joseph Yende 
Master’s Degree in Musical Theatre

A compliment from Anne Scheffer about my engagement with the students

I would like to motivate for the renewal of Tanya Pretorius’s contract for 2020 (just in case!).

Apart from the fact that she is an excellent editor with excellent rapport with the students (they constantly rave to me about her), her workshop on writing skills is unique and teaches students indispensable skills in an accessible manner.

It has taken us a while to get used to her presence and it now occurs to me that she should have been invited to present her workshop to my undergraduate students as well…

In any case, thank you sincerely for your consideration!


Dr Anne Scheffer
Department of Fine and Applied Arts
Tshwane University of Technology

Compliment received for editing from Stephen Faber that is so generous!

Thank you for the sterling job you have done editing, proofreading and formatting my PhD thesis. I was under the impression that editing is about checking spelling and grammar. How wrong I was!

I feel grateful and blessed that I found you and that the last part of my journey included you. Research, and especially a PhD, can be a stressful experience. You took the stress out and you waved your language wand and made me see things that I was not aware of. Your approach immediately gained my trust and from the start, I felt safe with you and my concerns about my writing disappeared. Thank you for the lessons on the side, the tips, the interest and total commitment to my work.

Thank you for enhancing my writing, for making it so much better,  for making me feel that my work is worth the while. I did not expect so much care and added value. The experience turned out to be an inspiration in itself and at the time I needed it most, to get me through the last stretch.

Thank you for your guidance and your unselfish sharing of your valuable knowledge. You give so much more than just proofreading and editing. Working with you on this project became a valuable educational experience and I thank you for sharing your skills and knowledge with me.

It was a great pleasure and a privilege working with you!

Stephen Faber PhD
Educate • Entertain