My clients consistently thank me for making their documents easier to read, for making their words make sense, and for improving the flow and structure of their plans and reports. Here are some examples:

‘Donella had the skills to sort through the jumbles of our draft document and turn it into a clear, logical and concise report. Her ability to quickly comprehend the intent of a document is also a big advantage in the usual rush of last minute edits.’
(Journal article published in the Ecological Management and Restoration Journal (2009): The Lord Howe Island Biodiversity Management Plan: An integrated approach to recovery planning, Dianne Brown, co-author)

‘Thanks for picking up the inconsistency. Should be fixed as you suggest.’
‘Keen to hear your comments and work through them with you… So good luck with it… This has been a long gestation, but the birth will be worth it
(Northern Tablelands Local Land Services’ booklet: Frogs, Reptiles and Mammals of the North-west Slopes and Inland Tablelands, Phil Spark, author, ecologist and national treasure!, 2017)

Image of cover of Port Macquarie-Hastings Biodiversity Strategy‘We really are getting somewhere now. Can’t wait to see the next version when it’s all back together as one document!’
‘Wow, wow, wow!! I LOVE it. … Many thanks Donella. We couldn’t have got here without you.’
(Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s Port Macquarie-Hastings Biodiversity Strategy 20172030, Rebecca Montague-Drake, Ecologist, 2017)

‘Thanks for your edits – all those changes look great’
‘Thank you Donella, it’s been great working with you… The booklet and review have been very well received.’
(Nature Conservation Trust’s Managing Fire on your Property: The interaction between fire and weeds – a booklet for NSW landholders and ‘Fire, Weeds and the Native Vegetation of New South Wales’ (a literature review), Kate McShea, Manager Hotspots Program, 2017)

Have you spent so long working on your document that you can no longer pick up errors and inconsistencies? Is your document long or complex, or does it include scientific jargon and technical terms? Do you need to ensure that the general public understands what you have written? Are you running out of time and need help putting the finishing touches on your document so it’s ready to publish? Contact me. I can help! Here are some more testimonials from appreciative clients.

Thanks for your painstaking editing work, much appreciated.’
(Nature Conservation Trust’s ‘Fire, Weeds and the Native Vegetation of New South Wales’ (a literature review), Kevin Taylor, Hotspots Ecologist, 2017)

‘Thanks for your efforts – I find the document a lot easier to use now.’
(Lord Howe Island Board’s ‘Aerodrome Manual’, Andrew Logan, Manager Infrastructure and Engineering Services, 2014)

Discovery Tourism Submission cover‘Don, thanks again for your significant contribution to this success.’
(National Parks and Wildlife Service’s winning Indigenous Tourism Award submission for Coffs Coast Aboriginal Discovery program, Barbara Webster, 2013)

‘Wow Don, that’s fantastic, very readable and easy to read. Thanks very much for your efforts at very short notice.’
(Coffs Harbour City Council’s Coffs Harbour Fine-scale Vegetation Mapping Report and plain English Summary, Nigel Cotsell, Senior Biodiversity Officer, 2012)

‘Contracting Nature Edit to support my business is one of the best things I have ever done. Their responsiveness allowed me to deliver products at a consistently high standards – always meeting or exceeding expectations. Nature Edit also supported cultural change in my organisation’s document production driving improved quality and timeliness of product delivery. Nature Edit will always be the first place I go for support.’
(Kristy Lawrie, 2018)

‘We’re so happy and impressed with the factsheets. They are totally great! Thanks to you and Dee!’
(Lord Howe Island Board’s Factsheet: African Big-headed Ant Eradication, Theresa Adams, 2012. Theresa is referring to Dee Rogers of The Interpretive Design Company)

‘You nailed it … I read it easily, well done.’
‘Well done!!  A big job….the document reads really well and I can see where (our) suggestions have been included.’
(Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority’s Catchment Action Plan 20132023 (CAP2), Graeme Moss, Catchment Coordinator  Strategic Planning, 2012)

‘I met with Stephen again this morning and we both really like the format of the summary and the questionnaire. We think it will work really well with the Options document.’
(Lord Howe Island Wastewater Treatment Options: Options for community comment paper, questionnaire and plain English summary, Nicholas Holt, Manager Infrastructure & Engineering Services, 2011)

‘Thanks Donella. You did a great job with the text for the accommodation brochure. Well done.’
(National Parks and Wildlife Service’s ‘Great Places to Stay’ brochure, Samantha Colyer, Planning Officer Visitor Services)

ClarenceBiodiversityStrategy‘Looks great. Great if you could continue along these lines. It reads much better and addresses some of the comments received during exhibition about layout. Thanks.’
‘Am very happy with suggestions and new layout.’
(Clarence Valley Council Biodiversity Management Strategy 2010, Rodney Wright, Environmental Services Coordinator)

‘Thanks Donella. You are worth your weight in gold.’
(National Parks and Wildlife Service’s Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park factsheet and information flyer, Ann Walton, Ranger, 2010)

‘Appreciate the effort you put in at such short notice. I think the document reads significantly better.’
(Coffs Harbour LGA ‘Draft Priority Habitats and Corridors Strategy 2010’, Nigel Cotsell, Senior Biodiversity Officer, 2010)

‘Thanks for the work you’ve done on the report. I’ve had no trouble reading it.’
(National Parks and Wildlife Service’s ‘Regional Assessment of Management Priorities Technical Report’, Alan Jeffery, Regional Manager, 2010)

‘Would you have time to look at another publication later in the week? … Needs your editing magic to make it readable.’
(Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority’s Incentive Program Case Studies, Jane Baldwin, Media Officer, 2007)