Don't take my word for it, here's what other people have said about working with The WordShoveller ...
As a beta-reader of my first novel, Sally's comments were wise, perceptive and delivered in a wholly professional manner. 'As a member of our writers' group Sally's feedback is always thoughtful and constructive. She has an eye for plot problems and story arch but picks up just as readily on the devilish detail of grammar and punctuation.
Ali Bacon, author, A Kettle of Fish.
Sally Hare proofread my latest two novels in a rapid and professional manner. I would highly recommend her services. She is easy to work with and very painstaking. As a professional writer she really understands what the client needs.
Jean Burnett, author, Who Needs Mr Darcy?, The Bad Miss Bennet Abroad.
Sally was a test reader for my debut novel, Thimio's House. The manuscript benefited greatly from her insight and eye for detail. Most of all, I welcomed her understanding of the kind of book I was embarked upon and her thoroughness, pragmatism and intelligence in providing feedback. John Kefala Kerr, author, Thimio's House.
While writing a short story for the Bristol Women Writers’ Unchained anthology, Sally acted as my writing buddy and her insightful comments and suggestions took it from something that was frankly clumsy and amateurish (I had only just returned to writing of any kind after having a baby so my head was all over the place and generally erring on the side of empty …), and turned it into a powerful story which I could be proud of and happy to include in the publication. She also advised on my first novel, Reach for a Different Sun, and made many helpful and perceptive suggestions. As an editor she is warm, empathetic, encouraging and yet hits the nail on the head every time. As a writer I’ve always found her fiction brilliantly conceived, witty and devastatingly true to life, especially in terms of character development and dialogue.
Jenni O'Connor, author, Reach For a Different Sun (quarter finalist, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2012).
I have been consulting Sally for many years. I never hesitate to come to her with my research papers as well as my fiction. Her quick eye for proofreading, detailed editing and insightful feedback have helped me turn out professional work in short time. She also helps me target my work toward my audience. I really feel that Sally has helped me grow as a writer.
Jennifer Russell, PhD Candidate, University of California at Santa Cruz
Sally gave me brilliantly useful feedback on my novel. She is a careful reader and her approach was gentle and supportive. The valuable critical feedback she offered me gave me insight into how the novel was working as a whole and helped me to make some crucial improvements. She really knows her stuff!
Amy Spencer, author, London Clay (shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize and the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize).
Sally was my editing buddy for my contribution to a published anthology. Her editing was stringent and the changes she suggested I make to various aspects of the piece came just at the point when I thought I couldn’t possibly do any more to improve it! Those revisions made it stronger and taught me new ways to look objectively at my writing.
Gail Swann, Writers Unchained.
I worked with Sally a couple of years ago to edit a collection of short stories. Her approach was very professional. She was thorough, detailed and organised, and displayed sensitivity and sound judgement towards the material at hand. As a colleague, she was a pleasure to collaborate with, both supportive of others and articulate about her own ideas. Sally has a good eye and ear for what’s right on paper.
Shirley Wright, author, Time out of Mind, and poet, The Last Green Field.