I am so grateful I hired Allysia as my editor! She made my book better than I could have ever imagined. It still sounds like me, but more polished and well-written. Allysia is incredibly knowledegable and the truest definition of a grammar nerd (in the best way). She went above and beyond to make sure my work was grammatically sound, professional and formatted properly! She is an expert when it comes to editing and always delivers on time. Not only did she do her job impeccably, she taught me how to be a better writer along the way. I can’t thank her enough for the amazing job she did on my book. She will be my editor for all future projects, big or small!
— Gina Jestadt, author of F*ck U, Next
You know those people who can seamlessly alternate between providing a side-splitting simile at the drop of a hat, or tell you the etymology of a word like etymology, or are born knowing the difference between your/you’re/yore? That’s Allysia. Despite a MENSA-spec brain and a sense of humour that’s drier than a place where there’s not much water, she insists on being a (helluvan) editor–which she’s damn good at. I should know, she made my semi-coherent and often drunken words make sense for over 18 months. If she was an Uber driver she’d have five stars. If she was a pizza she’d have the lot. If she was a brain surgeon Charlie Teo would be biting her moves. But she’s not, she’s an editor. And is one of the best I’ve ever worked with.
—Dex Fulton, director of TGH Media and former editor of Unsealed 4X4
Allysia is extremely knowledgeable as an editor and proofreader. She spotted things that were not caught when I first launched the book. I’m proud to be able to relaunch this upgraded version of my book.
—Pamela Wigglesworth, author of The 50-60 Something Start-Up Entrepreneur
Not going to lie, I may have teared up. Man tears, though *clears throat*.
WOW. Just wow. I feel like I can only respond to this with the vow that I will be the first one in line to buy your debut novel. Your way with words is second-to-none and I’m literally in awe (or in a laughing fit!) every time I read something from that crazy ingenious mind of yours! You’re amazing.
—Brendon Bissonnette, Canadian naturalist and photographer. Client for a piece of copy on the plight of Southern Resident Killer Whales
Allysia Murray is an accomplished editor who has shown time and time again her efficient and timely professional work ethic when editing work I have given her. She is incredibly helpful with extra pointers and potential changes from a different perspective, giving you options and an element of control to what the end result could look like. I have found working with her very friendly and personable and her professional approach is a credit to her ability. I look forward to working with her again in the future and cannot recommend her enough.
PS She has a good grasp of “there, their and they’re.”
PS (2) She has not edited this statement of her competence by me so if there are any mistakes please mark them down as my inadequacies and not hers.
—Stewart Young, client.