Professor Katharine Hodgson, Associate Professor in Russian, University of Exeter
A good editor starts by being a good reader who is able to pay close attention to fine points of detail while keeping the wider overall argument of the piece in mind. Georgina's work on my chapters for a co-authored book has shown that she is an excellent reader: adept at finding the points in the text where the argument needs clarification, and ensuring that formatting and presentation are consistent throughout.
Dr Alexandra Smith (PhD, University of London), Reader in Russian Studies, University of Edinburgh
Highly recommended. Georgina is a thoughtful and highly efficient editor. She has a genuine flair for writing, translating and editing. Georgina helped me with my co-authored book. Both my co-author and I are very happy with Georgina’s work. Georgina is very reliable and professional in every way.
Jian Jiao, Masters student of History of Art, University of Edinburgh (2016-17)
My studies demand extensive writing, so proofreading is really necessary for me, especially as a non-native English speaker. Georgina has been the perfect editor to satisfy my requirements, as she has a solid academic background in the humanities so can understand what I am writing and offer me detailed suggestions. She is professional, and can work under high pressure and finish work on time, which is very precious for students struggling to make several deadlines at the same time! She helped me work through many tough times and never let me down. Georgina deserves my 100% recommendation!
Dr Olga Campbell-Thomson (PhD, University of Manchester), Lecturer in English for Academic Study, University of Glasgow
I am happy that a colleague recommended Georgina as an independent verifier of the translation I prepared for publication in the Curriculum Journal. The text of my translation benefited from Georgina’s editing and suggestions. I was particularly grateful for her valuable suggestions on rendering controversial concepts. Georgina is an erudite scholar and pays attention to minute detail. I was fortunate to find a qualified linguist who could move with ease between Russian and English and provide specialist advice on the text located within a specific historical context.
Dr Jokha Alharthi (PhD, University of Edinburgh), Author, Associate Professor in Arabic, Sultan Qaboos University
I have benefited from the professional editing Georgina Barker provided me for my academic paper. Her corrections and comments were extremely useful. I was also impressed by how fast she returned the work to me.
Ruolin Wang, Masters student of History of Art, Theory and Display, Edinburgh College of Art
Georgina proofread my cover letters and application forms for my internship applications. She is responsible and works scrupulously. First she asked about the due date and urgency of the work, and returned my documents punctually and quickly. I am not an English native speaker, so sometimes my expression does not convey the idea clearly. She revised patiently and modified my sentences to be more concise and powerful without distorting my meaning. I was pleasantly surprised to find that she had looked up and inserted the exact names of a Chinese art-collecting couple I mentioned. She also gave advice on my documents. After cooperating with Georgina I felt confident about my documents. I am very thankful and highly recommend Georgina.
I am very grateful to these clients for their kind assessments of my work as their editor. The pleasure was mutual.