Client testimonials

Below are some testimonials from clients to substantiate the quality of service offered. Direct feedback can be found on ServiceSeeking and Elance (tab to Feedback) – Elance is a US-based freelancing site.


June 2011: ‘Once again, thanks for your superb work.  I’ll certainly come back to you!’ … June 2010: ‘I am very very pleased to have found you! I now know I can count on someone if I need help in this area, which is not my strength. I am truly thankful for this.  Your hours charged were below what I expected; I thought you must have spent more time.  You have shown high integrity in being honest in your work.  This will go a long way! Bravo! I definitely will have more editing work to come in the near future.’

– Ong Chai Heng, Managing Director – Pacific Leisure (Australia) Pty Ltd, Sydney (direct email feedback)


‘Annie at Ascension Editing immediately understood our project requirements. When we stressed we had a tight deadline, she was able to deliver on time or earlier – relieving some of my pressure! She offered advice and assistance beyond what I had asked for. Duff Recruitment is extremely satisfied with the end product. I will recommend her to my colleagues – and I suggest you consider her services also.’

– Hamish Borthen, Director – Duff Recruitment, Perth, February 2011 (feedback on copywriting and flyer design)


‘Even though I had a very small job for Annie, she responded immediately, took the time to get all the relevant info, and completed the job within hours. Much appreciated!’

– Rory Tighe, Brisbane, September 2010 (feedback on wedding speech via ServiceSeeking)


‘Annie is absolutely the most professional copy writer we have worked with – her writing in quality, theme and content was absolutely spot on. Annie’s communication was stellar – even though we were late in providing our original copy, Annie was on time and on budget. EVEN when we sent the wrong document the first time – she somehow listened to our message through our phone call and got it right!!! Bravo Annie – we will hire you often!’

– MC2, USA, February 2010 (feedback on web copy via Elance)


‘From the start Annie was responsive, engaged, and put forth a consistently strong effort in completing this project ahead of schedule – while surpassing my expectations! I would highly recommend Annie’s services and would work with her again in a heartbeat!’

– Jaideep, IT & Web Strategist, Dubai, October 2009 (feedback on résumé via IFreelance)


‘Annie (Smit) of Ascension Editing has just completed a copywriting assignment for our company.

Annie developed some really punchy, effective copy that met our requirements exactly. She turned around a couple of drafts and incorporated changes happily, producing a great product; on-time and within the agreed budget.

I would certainly recommend her work to anyone looking for a competent, professional copywriter.’

– Harold Graycar, Director, XL Numerics, Sydney, July 2009 (feedback on web copy via Elance)


‘I worked with Annie for eight months in 2008 during her time as a contractor with aspect. Annie was a pleasure to work with. She came on board during a period of high demand; as such, she quickly became a critical member of the team. Annie performed a variety of tasks, including report writing, creating original report templates, proofing, editing, reference checking and more. Annie wrote numerous psychological assessment reports, based on the analyses of personality questionnaires and ability tests. Annie is highly skilled at interpreting psychometric information and linking that information to relevant competencies for a range of job roles, as well as highlighting areas of potential strength and development for a range of candidates. Her writing skills are exemplary and she is highly skilled in her use of the English language. Annie’s communication style is succinct, clear and engaging. In addition, she produced numerous templates for our firm and helped streamline our processes. In the period that Annie worked with aspect she made a significant and highly positive impact on the business, which we are still deriving the benefits of today.’

– Brian Langsworth, Associate Psychologist, aspect Organisational Psychologists, Sydney, March 2009

Aspect is a firm of business psychologists who work with large and small organisations to align their most valuable asset—their people—to careers and organisational culture.


‘An absolutely fantastic job by Ascension Editing—Annie worked extremely hard to create the exact result I needed. Her patience and attention to detail were exceptional. I was a bit fuzzy and imprecise about what I needed, but the work created surpassed all my expectations and she delivered an amazing job. If you’re looking for someone who is very professional, very quick and very creative, then Ascension Editing is just what you need. I cannot recommend her work highly enough.’

– Mark Reynolds, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Neurolinguistic Practitioner, UK, February 2009 (feedback on ebook edit via Elance)


‘I have used Annie Smit’s services for a number of years and find her approach and professionalism invaluable. She is flexible and conscientious—always ensuring she provides the highest level of service and quality outcome. Her detailed style means her proofing is excellent, whilst her creativity and initiative means she can also enhance overall processes and templates to improve their impact.’

– Sarah Kearney, Director, Sarah Kearney Consulting, October 2008 (now Director of Performance Insights – http://www.performanceinsights.com.au/. Performance Insights partners with organisations to enable them to realise their commercial & business results by ensuring their clients have the right people in the right roles at the right time. Ascension Editing continues to work with Performance Insights in 2011.)


‘I am a student of the Southern Cross University, finishing a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Science (Perioperative Nurse Surgeon’s Assistant). Most of the coursework entails lengthy assignments. I started making use of Ascension Editing halfway through my course and received instant results. The marks for work edited by Ascension Editing improved by 10-20% and finally I received high distinctions for my work! I recommend the fast, accurate and professional service provided by Ascension Editing. Some of the assignments were quite complex, involving medical terminology which was edited with no difficulty by Ascension Editing. I really recommend this service to each and every student writing assignments. The results are unbelievable, for a very reasonable fee.’

– Catharina, Registered Nurse, October 2008 (Catharina successfully completed her postgraduate studies).

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