Working with Rachel has been a wonderful experience! Rachel’s proofreading service has been of the utmost quality, always delivered well in time, meticulously executed and accompanied by the rationale informing specific stylistic choices. What really makes Rachel stand out is her deep engagement with the work at hand, which she thoroughly studies so that its aim is best reflected in the final product. As founding editors of a radically innovative publishing platform, we needed someone who not only executed the tasks at hand, but who also could understand our mandate and the readership we wish to reach out to. Rachel has excelled in both areas, well exceeding our expectations. No need to say, we highly recommend Rachel Duncan’s proofreading service!

Monika Hirmer, founding editor of Decolonial Subversions and PhD scholar at SOAS, University of London

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I assigned work from a client to Rachel and was impressed with her proactive attitude, willingness to be very flexible about timing and her quick understanding of the parameters of the job. I look forward to future involvement with Rachel as she is also extremely pleasant and nothing is too much trouble.

Magazine Editor, West Yorkshire

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I truly enjoyed working with you on my paper on Easter Diakonia in the South. You unearthed grammatical issues that I did not have time to think about when writing my paper and also raised queries that made me express myself better. Your notes were also very well explained, making it easier for me to decide on what to replace this or that with, and to follow your thoughts on why this or that does not fit here or there. It was truly a blessing to have had such a person as you go through my paper after my peers, for even they had not noted what you noted. You made me rethink the vitality of proofreaders before publications. I truly recommend writers and academics to use your expertise for them to fully grasp why I am over-excited talking about your help.” 

Fr Evangelos Thiani, senior lecturer, Bishop Gathuna Theological Institute, Kiambu, Kenya

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Working with Rachel has been a great pleasure and privilege. Upon joining Decolonial Subversions, offering her editing and proofreading services voluntarily, Rachel took the time to understand the decolonial mission of the platform and to adapt her proofreading approach accordingly. At Decolonial Subversions we are deeply concerned about preserving the original voice of the authors, while supporting them with excellent proofreading services to improve the accuracy of their writings in English, which is usually not the first language of our contributors. Rachel has shown exceptional humility and patience in her proofreading approach, explaining clearly and in detail to the contributors the rationale behind her suggested improvements and avoiding assuming the intention or the meaning behind their writings. Authors who have worked with Rachel have previously thanked us for Rachel’s detailed, clear and constructive suggestions and have found working with her very educational and conducive to their self-improvement. We are fortunate to be working with such a dedicated professional and we hope that Rachel’s work receives the recognition it deserves!

Dr Romina Istratii, SOAS University of London. Founding editor of Decolonial Subversions

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I can definitely recommend Rachel as a great proofreader. She works fast and provides clear instructions and explanations. I was amazed by how quickly she responded to my questions. I enjoyed working with her. I would say precision and speed are her best qualities as a proofreader.

Dr Aleksandrs Dmitrenko, PhD.

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I was very impressed by your proofreading.  I could tell that you had put a lot of time and effort into it which I have not always felt with previous texts I’ve had proofread. I really liked the way you gave a Style Sheet and it will help me with future texts.  I did appreciate the explanations you gave which is something I’ve not seen before.” 

Dr Alison Kolosova, postdoctoral research fellow, University of Tartu, Estonia

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