Lovely things people say about Sue Kelso Ryan

Thank you to my wonderful clients for their testimonials.

(Read below to discover whether I worked on ghostwriting, editing or proofreading projects with these clients.)


Recent testimonials

Njeri Olenkere book cover“I highly recommend Sue Ryan. Sue is an excellent communicator, gives effective feedback, is very reliable and friendly. Sue re-organised my book from chaos into a perfect piece at an affordable price.”

Testimonial from Njeri Olenkere, 1st December 2018

(I substantially copy-edited this LGBTQI fantasy romance novel, which had been written by Njeri as a non-native speaker of English. Ensuring that each character is associated with an appropriate pronoun, or none, was part of the fun of this challenging project.)  




Cover image How to get happy“Great job. Am mightily impressed. As a matter of principle I will not even attempt to second guess you on punctuation and spacing. You’ve got it way righter than I ever could.”
“Sue proof-edited my short self-help book prior to it going on Amazon. I was seeking perfect spelling, consistent and correct punctuation, and the banishment of clumsy or ugly language. Which is exactly what I got. All done efficiently, at a fair price, and – most important – cheerfully.”


Testimonial from Hugh Dow, 25th September 2018

(I copy edited Hugh’s book, which explains his personal philosophy on life and his optimism despite having had to battle serious illness on several occasions. This included checking quotes and references, as well as the usual tidying up of errant commas and typos.)



cameron book cover“I would heartily recommend Sue to help with anyone’s work. Sue was a huge help and brought a high level of professionalism when she edited my book; she listened intently to my wishes and perfectly executed the editing, so leaving in the paternal feelings I wanted to convey on the page. In fact her suggestions and light touch changes, coupled with her heavy grammatical changes to correct my school boy errors, helped me finish the book I always hoped I could achieve.”

Testimonial from Jeff Curtis, 17 August 2018

(I copy-edited Jeff’s memoir about the premature birth of his son while on a ‘babymoon’ on a remote island in the Maldives. The challenge was to preserve Jeff’s emotional response while creating suspense in a book that was engaging and not self-indulgent.)


Mia Austin author

“I have been truly impressed with Sue’s work. She has brought my book to life, given me excellent advice and has gone the extra mile for me. I wouldn’t hestitate to use her again!”

Testimonial from Mia Austin, 23rd January 2018

(I acted as ghostwriter for Mia’s book, ‘In the Blink of an Eye‘, telling the amazing story of her life after a diagnosis of Locked-In Syndrome. It’s an absolute privilege to know this incredible young woman.)



Ade Popoola book cover“I contacted Sue after finding her details online. We had a brief meeting to discuss my requirements. The meeting also gave me an opportunity to decide if she was the right person to help with the non-fiction children’s book I am working on.

I am glad to say that she did a very good job of copy-editing and proofreading the manuscript. She was detailed and thorough in her approach. In addition, she made some very useful suggestions on other ways I could improve the material and she was prompt in sending back the corrected work. Thanks Sue.”


Testimonial from Adegbenga Popoola, 21st December 2018

(I copy-edited and proofread the manuscript for a children’s non-fiction book.)


Sue Kelso Ryan logo“What I really needed was an intelligent and uninvolved judgement. I am very happy with your work on my novel and your helpful comments. You have given me lots of ideas.”

Testimonial from Susan Raab, December 2017

(I did a critical review of Sue’s manuscript for a novel, providing constructive feedback on plot, timeline and dialogue, as well as pointing out minor errors of punctuation and spelling.)


Cheltenham Trust logo “Sue worked with us at The Cheltenham Trust on the Winter edition of the ‘What’s On’ guide. She was a pleasure to work with and a true professional in every part of the job. Sue communicated well throughout the process which was very reassuring and ensured a smooth and easy process.  The job was produced to brief and delivered on time and I would highly recommend working with Sue again in the future.”

Testimonial from Angela Ryan, Cheltenham Trust, 18th October 2017

(I copy-edited and proofread the Trust’s new brochure.)


“Working with Sue is a pleasure. We’ve found her online and since the first e-mail we knew she was the right fit for what we needed. She first studied whether she was going to be able to help our company by writing our blog articles. She wanted to make sure she understood what she needed to write about. Sue is really helpful because she also gives suggestions and really thinks together with the company to make sure our articles are really fitting well. If you’re looking for someone with a golden hand, stop looking. You’ve just found her!”

Testimonial from Thais Silva da Punicena De Decker, Director of Talentoso, 2nd October 2017

(I proofread and copy-edited the new Talentoso website, paying attention to linguistic differences because the copy was written in English as a second language. I have written a series of blogs for Talentoso.)


David Stuart-Black, ghostwriting thriller“I originally asked Sue to produce a book blurb for one of my thrillers. To do this properly, she read the book and finished up doing a full editing job on the first draft. I am absolutely delighted with the suggestions she made and the improvements they achieved. I have another thriller due out shortly and I will definitely be using her excellent services on that too.

Sue was a delight to work with, in that she was happy to discuss ideas over the ‘phone. I have no hesitation in recommending her for her excellent work and easy manner.”

Testimonial from David Stuart-Black, aka Jack Brandon, 18th April 2017

(I made editorial suggestions to help improve the draft manuscript of David’s thriller, provisionally titled ‘Whatever It Takes’.)


Di Lofting with her memoir Never Say Di“Thank you! I’ve got the champagne on ice and looking forward to opening it. I’m really thankful and grateful for what you’ve done. I think you write beautifully; you’ve got such a gift. [The book] is really wonderful and I don’t know how you do it.”
Testimonial from Di Lofting, 29th Nov 2016

(I was Di’s ghostwriter for her book Never Say Di, helping her to tell her life story. Di was dyslexic, which is why she admired my facility with words. Di knew she had a terminal illness, and it was our shared goal that she would be able to hold a copy of the book in her hand when it was finally published. It is now available in e-book and softcover format, raising money for Dorothy House Hospice Care.)


Nathan Neumann EasyDo Ltd“We were very pleased with the work Sue did for us. As well as being professional and easy to work with, Sue immediately understood our brief and came up with copy which was relevant to our branding – both in terms of producing content relevant to corporate and consumer audiences. ”

Testimonial from Nathan Neumann, EasyDo Products Ltd, November 2016

(I wrote website copy and social media content for their Dishmatic/ EasyDo rebrand)


Ricardo Santos Pristine Decorating


“Thank you so much Sue for helping us create our website, you are an amazing writer. ”

Testimonial from Ricardo Santos, Pristine Decorating, April 2016

(I wrote a marketing email and content for their new website)



“ThanksAnnabelle Clitherow Cherry Lets Portrait Photo LBN – through your page, Sue Kelso Ryan was introduced and subsequently produced excellent editorial for Cherry Lets for our latest press release. Sue is a pleasure to work with and we will be working with her more in the future. Thanks LBN for the intro!”

Testimonial from Annabelle Clitherow, Cherry Lets, April 2016

(I produced editorial for The Banbury Guardian feature)


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“It has been a pleasure to work with Sue. Although we have only communicated ‘on-line’ it has been no bar to the efficiency or promptness of the work she has undertaken. Every comment is taken note of and acted upon, or alternative suggestions given. She communicates with easily understood terminology and in a friendly manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending her for her copywriting or her assistance with web-site improvement.”

Testimonial from Rae Shelley, Airborne Vision, February 2016

(I added some pages to their website and edited the copy. The aim was to provide a warmer tone of voice and some energy while making the layout easier to read.)


Michael Goody Iscaweb profile photo“I was introduced to Sue Kelso Ryan of Cheltenham who has been helping me sort out my updated website. She’s been a joy to work with and I was delighted with her efforts.”

Testimonial from Michael Goody, Iscaweb, Jan 2016

(I re-wrote the content of the Iscaweb website, including case studies.)



Eddie Eldridge profile photo“Sue has produced excellent copy for both myself and an important client. She was prompt, courteous and produced excellent work on both occasions. I would highly recommend her services.”

Testimonial from Eddie Eldridge, SoftData, Jan 2016

(I produced a landing page and website content for SoftData and their client.)




Dr Mike Crisp profile photo“I very much enjoyed working with Sue while she was writing copy for a new website and, even more importantly, I was delighted with the end result!  Before starting writing, Sue spent time with me gathering detailed information about myself and my business so that she really understood what message I wanted to communicate to potential customers.  I found Sue highly professional at all times and she seemed to effortlessly produce whatever copy I asked her to write, hitting exactly the right tone every time!  I would highly recommend Sue and indeed, I hope to work with her on further projects in the future.”

Testimonial from Dr Mike Crisp, Charlton Medical Services, Jan 2016

(I wrote the content for CMS’s brand new website from scratch.)


Testimonial photo Naz Hussain“Sue, thank you so much for helping me with the work I needed. Communication and delivery amazing … highly recommended.”

Testimonial from Naz Hussain, Pride Chauffeurs, Dec 2015

(I wrote a letter of introduction to be mailed to prospects.)



Jonathan Pollinger Intranet Future testimonial image

“Sue is an excellent communicator and editor whether working on blogs, articles, social media content, offline or online. Having commissioned Sue to produce a blog post, she exceeded my expectations in terms of quality and quantity, helpfully providing ideas and taking the time to research facts and to check details. I’d happily recommend Sue as she’s also great fun to work with.”

Testimonial from Jonathan Pollinger, Intranet Future, July 2015
(I researched and wrote a blog entry for JP’s website)


Testimonial photo of Mary D“Sue is very professional and produced work to a high standard for us. She is clearly experienced and gave us helpful pointers for our campaign. Thank you Sue.”

Testimonial from Mary D, Sept 2015

(Article writing for LinkedIn)


screenshot of website - content creation“Our customer was delighted with the way Sue was able to put into words his “vague ramblings” to give a concise and clear explanation of his business and services.”

Testimonial from Alison Morgan, Alicat Designs, July 2015
(Website content creation for a new website)


Lister Shearing logo

“Thank you for such a professional and empathetic approach to this project.”

Testimonial from Mark Grant, MD Lister Shearing, July 2015

(Copyediting and writing their employee handbook)


Testimonial photo JP

“Sue was very professional and produced a thorough and well-researched article in a very short space of time. Would definitely recommend her to anybody looking for high quality articles.”

Testimonial from JP, Sept 2015

(Website article on HR – research and write)


SW testimonial image

“Sue I love it! These are really perfect thank you. Actually, THANK YOU.”


Testimonial from SW, May 2014
(Copywriting: a series of blogs)


Deborah Sarjant testimonial image“Sue Kelso Ryan is a reliable copy editor with an eye for detail and a great deal of enthusiasm!”

Testimonial from Deborah Sarjant, Head of PR, Farncombe and Dormy House Hotel, Nov 2012.
(Proofreading & copy editing Farncombe’s annual leisure courses brochure)


Maxine Cook Testimonial image“Sue was absolutely brilliant. She took the time to research my business and set out a relevant learning plan. She also had some very astute suggestions to raise the profile of the business effectively in the correct markets. 

It was one of the best hours I’ve spent in recent times. For social media training, Sue Kelso Ryan is the person to contact.”

Testimonial from Maxine Cooke, Darlings Who Do, Dec 2013
(One to one social media set up and support)