Testimonials from authors and clients

  • ‘Thanks for your brilliant help. You are superb in that way that can’t easily be described. Fantastic help.’ Graham Andrewartha, co-author with James Carlopio of Developing Management Skills (Pearson, Sydney, 2011)
  • ‘We acknowledge the valuable contribution of editor Robyn Flemming…’ Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Noureddine Krichne and Abbas Mirakhor, Risk Sharing in Finance: The Islamic Finance Alternative (John Wiley, Singapore, 2011)
  • ‘Robyn Flemming sought not to change but to improve — surely the mark of any good editor.’ Michael Backman, Asian Eclipse (John Wiley, Singapore, 1999)
  • ‘This book would not have been written if Robyn Flemming, who edited both our previous books, had not detected the fact that the two authors had a similar approach to writing and so should at least meet. Meet they did and over a long lunch opposite the Paris Bourse, the outline for this book evolved. Most “good” ideas developed over a long lunch evaporate as soon as the bonhomie induced by the wine wears off. But that was not the case for us. We ended up with a contract with Palgrave Macmillan.’ Michael Backman and Charlotte Butler, BIG in Asia: 25 Strategies for Business Success (Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2002)
  • ‘And finally Robyn Flemming, my editor. Without her efforts, this would have been a much lesser work. Thanks, Robyn, for all your assistance!’ Ray Barros, The Nature of Trends (John Wiley, Singapore, 2008)
  • ‘As in previous editions, Robyn Flemming’s sharp-eyed editing greatly improved my English expression, although I again had to learn not to be dismayed by all the red marks in the page proofs.’ Teresita Bentick, Microeconomics Study Guide (Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, 2007)
  • ‘The expert editing of Robyn Flemming is also gratefully acknowledged.’ Robert R. Booth, Warring Tribes: The Story of Power Development in Australia (The Bardak Group, Doonan, Qld, 2003)
  • ‘We would like to thank … Robyn Flemming, whose experience as an editor has contributed immensely to shaping and smoothing our finished product.’ Chris Boulton and Patrick Turner, Entrepreneurship (John Wiley, Singapore, 2005)
  • ‘Special thanks are due to my editor, Robyn Flemming, whose intensely detailed work on this manuscript saved it and made it publishable…’ Laurence Brahm, The Anti-Globalization Breakfast Club: Manifesto for a Peaceful Revolution (John Wiley, Singapore, 2009)
  • ‘Robyn Flemming edited our uneven manuscript with masterful attention to every detail. Her diligent work has made an enormous contribution to the book.’ Michael Browne, Peter Steane and John Forster, Cases in Strategic Management (Macmillan, Melbourne, 1998)
  • ‘… we record our thanks to … editor Robyn Flemming for her editorial rigour.’ Bronwen Bryant et al., Pharmacology for Health Professionals (Elsevier, Sydney, 2019)
  • ‘Robyn is a highly skilled editor who takes an intelligent and sensitive approach to every project I retain her to work on. She pays attention to detail, identifying every inconsistency and error, but also understands that sometimes you have to break the rules. Robyn also bends over backwards to assist even why my deadlines are tight. This is something I really value, because she helps me deliver the best possible service to my clients as promptly as possible.’ Genevieve Burnett, Pink Rottweiler Copywriting
  • ‘Many thanks for your contribution in making the book come out in good shape. Yours was a voice of sanity when all around us seemed . . . ! It really was so easy and nice to work with you.’ Charlotte Butler and John Keary, Managers & Mantras (John Wiley, Singapore, 2000)
  • ‘Thanks Robyn; you did a sterling job. I really appreciate your professional approach.’ Diana Carroll, Skills for Academic and Career Success (Pearson Australia, Sydney, 2013)
  • ‘Anyone who has been lucky enough to have Robyn Flemming as an editor will know what a wonderful editor she is. I am immensely grateful to her for all her hard work.’ Anne Carver, Hong Kong Business Law (Longman, Hong Kong, 1991)
  • ‘Robyn Flemming deserves special mention for her diligence in the editing of the manuscript.’ Paul Crompton, Macroeconomics: A Contemporary Introduction (Nelson Thomson Learning, Melbourne, 2002)
  • ‘I’m totally delighted with the job you’re doing.’ Bob Czeschin, Oil and Energy Investment Report
  • ‘Robyn Flemming was the expert editor who worked with us to ready the text for publication.’ Andrew Delios and Kulwant Singh, Strategy for Success in Asia (John Wiley, Singapore, 2005)
  • ‘Finally, thank you very much for all of your feedback, changes, and support, which have been invaluable in this process. You have indeed been a pleasure to work with. I will certainly be passing on to Cambridge my appreciation of your outstanding effort.’ Ross Donohue, Management Research Methods (Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 2007)
  • ‘I appreciate the quality that flows from your work.’ Judith Dwyer, Communication for the Professions (Pearson Australia, Sydney, 2015)  
  • ‘Robyn Flemming does a terrific job.’ John English, Australian Stockmarket Investor (Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1999)
  • ‘Thanks to Robyn Flemming, who did the final line edit and proofreading and had the courage to tell me: “I can’t imagine a farmer with cow dung on his boots taking sections of your book seriously.” I was depressed for a couple of days, but then got to work redefining my audience and totally rewriting the book.’ David Engwicht, Your New Wings (changecoach.com, 2018)
  • ‘And to Robyn Flemming a special expression of gratitude. As my editor, she took me in hand as a novice writer. Errors and faults are clearly mine, but any merit owes much to Robyn’s sharp eye and clear expression.’ Robert Fell, Crisis and Change: The Maturing of Hong Kong’s Financial Markets (Longman, Hong Kong, 1992)
  • ‘I am very impressed by the quality of your work.’ Juan Antonio Fernandez, co-author, China CEO and China Entrepreneur (John Wiley, Singapore, 2006 and 2008 eds)
  • ‘To the editor … Robyn Flemming … your work on the project was outstanding.’ Guy Ford and Nigel Finch, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, 2010)
  • ‘I would like to thank … Robyn Flemming for her fine editing job.’ Jeffrey Lee Funk, The Mobile Internet (ISI Publications, Bermuda, 2001)
  • ‘Further thanks to Robyn Flemming for her meticulous copy-editing.’ John Germov, Get Great Marks for Your Essays (Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2000)
  • ‘… invaluable input of freelance editor Robyn Flemming.’ Shane Gould, Tumble Turns (HarperCollins, Sydney, 1999)
  • ‘The authors would like to make special mention of the work of Robyn Flemming as editor. Robyn is an outstanding editor. Her professionalism, diligence, efficiency and eagle eye for consistency have made a significant contribution to this edition and we thank her most sincerely for her great work. It has been a real pleasure to work with Robyn.’ Phillipa Greig et al., Accounting Concepts and Applications (Macmillan Education Australia, Melbourne, 2008)
  • ‘Robyn Flemming was a meticulous copy editor with a wonderful eye for consistency.’ Geoff Hiscock, India’s Global Wealth Club (John Wiley, Singapore, 2007)
  • ‘Editor Robyn Flemming gave excellent feedback, and a much-needed confidence boost. She made the editing process a pleasure.’ Nicole Jeffery, Beyond the Limits: The Alyson Annan Story (Simon & Schuster, Sydney, 2004)
  • ‘I am absolutely delighted with the work you’ve done on the manuscript. Your attention to detail and thoroughness are to be commended.’ Vin Jenkins, An Introduction to Direct Marketing (Longman, Melbourne, 1994)
  • ‘We are gratefully indebted to freelance copy-editor Robyn Flemming for the many hours she spent reading the manuscript and keeping us “on task” with revisions. Her valuable suggestions have significantly improved the final product.’ Roger Juchau, Brett Wheldon and Sue Wright, Fundamentals of Investing (Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, 2000 and 2003 eds)
  • ‘I have worked in the arts industry for 15 years and on a number of major exhibition publications. Robyn Flemming is the best editor I’ve ever worked with. She is precise with an amazing eye for detail, and her turnaround times are very fast.’ Tracey Judd Iva, Delightfully Deco (Albury Art Gallery, 2011)
  • ‘Thank you for your considerable contribution to the finished product. Your thoroughness and professionalism were outstanding.’ Peter Knapp, Context — Text — Grammar (Text Productions, Sydney, 1994)
  • ‘We would also like to thank Robyn Flemming for her superb copy-editing.’ Philip Kotler and Hermawan Kartajaya, Repositioning Asia: From Bubble to Sustainable Economy (John Wiley, Singapore, 2000)
  • ‘Finally, Robyn Flemming provided her usual outstanding performance in editing, checking and questioning what we had written.’ Philip Kotler et al., Marketing (Pearson Australia, Sydney, 2013)
  • ‘We think your editorial work is excellent.’ Leung Sai-wing, Convenor, Occasional Paper Series, Department of Applied Social Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • ‘I am grateful to Robyn Flemming for her patience and perseverance in helping me to get the book into shape.’ Robert Lloyd George, A Guide to Asian Stock Markets (Longman, Hong Kong, 1989)
  • ‘Thank you again for an excellent service. I have been letting other people know, too!’ Katie McGregor, Firstline Limited, Hong Kong
  • ‘In the process of producing this text, I have also depended heavily on the expertise and advice of the copy editor, Robyn Flemming, who took a very complicated manuscript with many special features and made sure that it worked as a whole. Thank you, Robyn!’ Dennis M. McInerney and Valentina McInerney, Educational Psychology (Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, 2009)
  • ‘We are particularly grateful to Robyn Flemming for her commitment to the project and her excellent attention to detail.’ Douglas McTaggart, Christopher Findlay and Michael Parkin, Economics (Addison-Wesley, Sydney, 1995)
  • ‘We would also like to thank … Robyn Flemming for her thoughtful editorial reading.’ Linda Newman and Lois Pollnitz, Working with Children and Families (Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, 2005)
  • ‘Thanks also to … copy editor Robyn Flemming, for her ruthless eye for authorial waffle and inconsistencies — and for her obvious enjoyment of the manuscript.’ Liz Porter, Written on the Skin: An Australian Forensic Casebook (Pan Macmillan, Sydney, 2006)
  • ‘Our annual report has been printed … Everyone was delighted with the content and the quality. I’m so delighted with the help you gave us – thank you! … I’m hoping you might be available for a new job …’ ReachOut.com (Sydney, 2015)
  • ‘I am impressed with your style of editing and have found it to be a major improvement on previous editing experiences.’ Wal Reynolds, Your Own Business (Nelson Thomson Learning, Melbourne, 2000)
  • ‘I was fortunate to have Robyn Flemming as the first editor. Robyn helped to shape the initial mass of information into a coherent whole and provided vast quantities of moral support.’ Kim Silver, The Hong Kong Leisure Guide (Silver Press, Hong Kong, 1994)
  • ‘I have never worked with a copy editor who was as precise as you and knew so much about accounting and was able to detect inconsistencies in terminology, referencing and layout of accounting-related materials.’ Michele Sims, Reporting the Bottom Line (Addison-Wesley Longman, Melbourne, 1998)
  • ‘Robyn Flemming was a fantastic editor; weeding out the unnecessary, helping clarify context and content, and pushing for accuracy. And she did all that with remarkable speed. Thank you ever so much for adding so much to the manuscript, Robyn.’ Kunal Sinha, China’s Creative Imperative: How Creativity is Transforming Society and Business in China (John Wiley, Singapore, 2008)
  • ‘Our gratitude also goes to … Robyn Flemming, who performed the exacting role of line editor.’ Christian R. Sonne and Chiu Yin Hempel, Tuxedo Park: The Historic Houses (Tuxedo Park Historical Society, New York, 2007)
  • ‘I also owe thanks to … Robyn Flemming who edited the book with sensitivity and insight.’ Lynne Spender, What Every Woman Should Know About Her Partner’s Money (Hodder Headline, Sydney, 1994)
  • ‘Your editing is so good … Really appreciate what you are doing.’ Paul Temporal,  Advanced Brand Management (John Wiley, Singapore, 2002)
  • ‘Special thanks to Robyn Flemming, who broke all speed records for editing without compromising quality.’ Paul Temporal, Asia’s Star Brands (John Wiley, Singapore, 2006)
  • ‘Special thanks go to & Robyn Flemming for being a most helpful and understanding editor.’ Paul Temporal, The Branding of MTV (John Wiley, Singapore, 2008)
  • ‘Thanks also to Robyn Flemming for a superb editing job.’ [In personal correspondence:] ‘I’m very happy with the editing job. You managed to retain my content while “cutting the fat”. Thanks for all your effort! It was painless on my part.’ Debbie Then, Women Who Stay With Men Who Stray (HarperCollins, Sydney, 1998)
  • ‘Robyn Flemming was invaluable in providing copy-editing advice.’ William T. Tow, Australian–American Relations (Macmillan, Melbourne, 1998)
  • ‘Robyn Flemming, our editor, ripped through the book’s arcane details and obscure sentences with a sharp pen, making it much more readable.’ Carl E. Walter and Fraser J. T. Howie, Privatizing China (John Wiley, Singapore, 2003)
  • ‘I’d LOVE to work with you again. You are not only every bit as terrific an editor as I’d hoped, you’re also a joy and a delight to work with.’ Sue Wannan, publisher, Woman’s Day True Crime series, Australian Consolidated Press