Kate Leeson is a brilliant editor. Her editing for both content and style is first class. She is a pleasure to work with, always ensuring a prompt and pleasing response, one that enhances the integrity of the writing. Kate's editing work has enriched many of my publications and those of my colleagues.
Emeritus Professor Alison Mackinnon AM, Foundation Director, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia
In this changing teaching environment, the diversity of our student educational backgrounds can make postgraduate supervision challenging. Kate's extensive copyediting experience in tertiary education makes it extraordinarily easy to work with her as a supervisor over a student's manuscript. Most importantly from a supervisor's viewpoint, Kate can distinguish between the copyediting and proofreading that is allowed for postgraduate degrees and content editing which is the student's and supervisor's task. Besides her professional and sympathetic approach to work under stressful situations and tight deadlines, she is actually just a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her services to postgraduate students needing a second look over their work.
Dr Gilbert Caluya, Lecturer in Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne
Kate is an excellent editor – meticulous, thorough, respectful of other people's writing. She brings a fearsome intelligence to questions of style and clarity ... and is exceedingly prompt! The final draft of my book manuscript owes much to Kate's appreciation of writing as a craft and her capacity to produce polished results.
Dr Jean Duruz, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, University of South Australia
Kate is an outstanding editor and is a joy to work with. She casts a steely eye over the work and finds ways to lift its tone, add clarity and improve its style. You learn something in the process and have a polished book, article, website or brochure as a result.
Prof Rhonda Sharp, Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia
Kate has edited my work for the past fourteen years with clarity, humour and exceptional diligence. I thoroughly recommend her as an editor. She is a pleasure to work with, she contributes to the clarity and coherence of one's writing, and successfully produces a publishable outcome. Apart from her editing skills Kate has also assisted me in structuring my work by clarifying what I want to say and to whom – this is an invaluable skill learned from many years of experience. I have also co-authored a chapter with Kate, and writing alongside her was a most satisfying experience.
Margaret Brown, Adjunct Research Fellow, University of South Australia