Jessica is highly competent, motivated, an excellent writer and managed a large volume of work under tight deadlines. She is very reliable and well able to undertake confidential and sensitive work.
The Honourable Tanya Plibersek MP
Minister for The Environment
Jessica’s work on my manuscript was in all respects highly professional. At the outset she was able to determine, in a collaborative manner, the editing approach that would best suit my manuscript. From then on, her clear and prompt correspondence coupled with considerable editing skills, resulted in my story attaining a much better shape.
Ian Edwards OAM
Jessica has worked for me across a broad range of genres and categories of books from narrative non-fiction through specialist categories as well as fiction titles. She’s an extremely thorough, hardworking and technically gifted editor who knows how to make authors happy while doing a great job on improving their books at the same time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any author or publisher.
Critical Mass Consultancy
On a first read of my novel, Jessica revealed a flaw—missed by previous reviewers—which required a major rewrite. She has now copy edited my final work and helped me produce a more polished work. I was astonished to see the number of errors she picked up that I thought I had corrected. I would highly recommend her.
Your editing has substantially improved the quality and your suggested headings/structure will make it easier to use. A higher quality document presented for everyday use were key objectives I consider have been achieved or might’ve been exceeded. Further, I like how you worked with me to integrate my preferences.
…the final edit must be made by a professional editor. I have used Jessica Stewart for my novels, and believe that she is one of the best.
John G O’Neill
Mercadier Publishing—the Home of John G O’Neill’s Books
Due to her high grades, professional attitude and admirable work ethic, I invited Jessica to join Black Phoenix Publishing Collective (bPPc), a group of qualified editors and publishers working together to publish Australian fiction using digital technology to produce affordable publications with global distribution. While at bPPc, Jessica has been involved in the editing and publishing of some seven books, four already released and three forthcoming. Jessica acted in a number of roles and performed a wide range of tasks while at bPPc, all with a high level of professionalism.
Black Phoenix Publishing Collective
Words are such a powerful way that we can bring greater value and influence to the world, but getting your message out there can be easier said than done.
I used to spend weeks reviewing, refining and rewriting my articles, but now Jessica and Your Second Draft are now part of my writing and edit process.
Jessica offers me feedback to help refine my message, whilst also ensuring that my words, message and personality come through.
Jessica took my extremely dense material and was able to create a visual presentation and conference handout targeted exactly to the audience’s attention span. She made me look much more professional than my original material would have looked when I did the talk! She did this at extremely short notice and I would be happy to recommend her to others. I shall be sure to ask for her services again.