“Once the text had been written, Stephen Stratford carried out the editing with meticulousness and an unerring eye for anachronism.”
Graeme Lay, James Cook’s New World
(HarperCollins, 2015).

“I’m grateful to have again had Stephen Stratford as my editor; his comments and suggestions were, as always, invaluable.”
Paddy Richardson, Swimming in the Dark
(Upstart, 2014).


 “Finally, so many thanks to Stephen Stratford my editor, for his careful editing, strong support and sense of humour in adversity.”
Paddy Richardson, Cross Fingers
(Hachette, 2013).

 “Many thanks also to Stephen Stratford who assessed The Cup and encouraged me to publish. I am very grateful for his support.”
Dan Cleary, The Cup
(Cup Productions, 2011)

 “Thank you so much for all you have done on my book. Once I get it published I will add a thank you note in the acknowledgments for everything you have done to help me out with editing my story. I have been reading though your comparisons and have a much better understanding now of just how much work was involved.”
First-time author after an assessment.

Weeping Waters by Anne Maria Nicholson

“Thank you for your insightful assessment of my manuscript — my first foray into fiction after a career in journalism.  Your advice helped me shift gears and craft my work into a much more readable and suspenseful novel.”
 Anne Maria Nicholson, Weeping Waters (HarperCollins, 2006 ).