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Manuscript editing/proofreading:

It was both instructive and pleasurable to work with Rollin Kennedy. His attention to detail and his fine grasp of the English language – vocabulary, grammatical structure and punctuation – were impressive.  Although always keen to simplify unnecessarily complicated sentences and substitute a lazy phrase with something more succinct, Rollin never lost sight of the authorial voice.  Like a good picture restorer, he did not seek to ‘improve’ the work by his interventions, or add creative flourishes but, with admirable restraint, removed the imperfections and maintained the integrity of the piece.  The editing process was definitely collaborative. Rollin made ‘suggestions’ which I could agree with or not. I always agreed!  Mary Ann Prior, author, Constance Villiers Stuart in Pursuit of Paradise, (Unicorn Publishing Group, UK)

I am hugely grateful to Rollin Kennedy for the meticulous work he did when editing my book In the Line of Fire, which has just been published [1 March 2022].  Among his many qualities are a clear sense of structure and meticulous attention to detail.  Every date and quotation in the book was double-checked, and Rollin was always very prompt, patient and helpful in the long correspondence between us. Antony Thomas, author, In the Line of Fire: Memories of a Documentary Filmmaker (Unicorn Publishing Group, UK)


Academic proofreading:

Rollin did an excellent job, and provided the necessary comments to go with the editing. I was very happy by the communication before and during the contract. I would hire him again.  Journal article author (Mexico/France)

Rollin helped us with proofreading a PhD thesis. He did an excellent job in a professional manner. He delivered the work on time even under a tight timeline. Highly recommended!  PhD thesis author (Netherlands)

Incredibly good service and quality of the corrections and adjustments made. The proofreader was all in and really put some thought into the comments.  Conference paper author (Austria)

Very detailed, completed before the promised time, excellent work!  Dissertation author (UK)

Thank you for your excellent job! It is more than expected!  Author of annual report to research funder (Switzerland)


Web content editing and writing:

Rollin helped us with proofreading and copy-editing and did a fantastic job. Rollin delivered the project on time and on budget. His eye for detail is outstanding and the suggestions he had for improving our copy were all on point. We have already engaged Rollin for a second project and highly recommend him.  James Sewell - Founder, MentorConnex (Australia)

Great work. I'll be using Rollin again. Takes the time to understand what you're trying to accomplish and provides fantastic suggestions on top of standard editing. Would be 100% confident recommending him to anyone who needed a good editor.  Fred Daum - Founder and CEO, Formula F=kx (USA)


Copywriting / Technical Writing / Editing:

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Rollin over the later months of 2019. He has helped me gain clarity on marketing messaging ideas, even suggested suitable imaging and has the incredible ability to find clear simple words for punchy marketing messages.  Wiebke Lum - Head of Customer Success & Sustainability Champion, Freighthub - (NZ)

During 2019, Rollin Kennedy assisted Freighthub with the structuring and editing of a technical intellectual property document. Rollin was at all times the utmost professional, both in his careful approach to understanding and editing the document, and in approach to managing the confidential nature of the document's contents. I have no hesitation in recommending Rollin.   Alan Walpole - CEO, Freighthub - (NZ)

Rollin provided us with an excellent proofreading and editing service. He supported our business to communicate clearly with our audience. I highly recommend using his services. Great attention to detail in a professional and timely manner.   Juan Polanco - iNovoTech  (Australia)


Rollin ... has well-founded knowledge of the English language, a very good eye for detail and a remarkable aptitude for copy-editing and proofreading. I hope that he will pursue a career in this field as his contributions will be invaluable. It has been a pleasure working with a student of his calibre. Di Smith, Tutor and Assessor, Practical Copy-editing and Proofreading Course - NZ Writers College


From my engineering career:

I worked with Rollin for three years, during which time he reviewed many of my engineering designs and reports. He was professional, helpful and thorough in reviewing all my designs and reports. I would highly recommend him to anyone.   Luoman Li - Airey Consultants -   Civil, structural and fire engineers

I worked with Rollin for six years up until recently. My written English is not strong, so whenever I needed to send out an important email, report or other document, Rollin was the first person I would go to. He was very helpful in turning what I wanted to say into the right words on paper.  Farid Sawaiz - Airey Consultants -   Civil, structural and fire engineers