Marian Kerr is a professional with many strengths, not the least of which is her humanity. She focuses on the detail without losing sight of the big picture or the people involved. She has a magic touch which allows her to encourage without being pushy and explore without being intrusive. I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I’ve spent working with Marian.
It was good to be able to stop and think about what I want to do in my personal and career lives and talk to someone who was both objective and supportive. I will be able to use some of the things I found out about myself and go back to them when things are difficult.
This process has definitely made me a lot more aware of who I am, how I react and relate to others, what my values are and also how others perceive me. I have certainly come through this a better person and very much aware of who I am and where I’m heading. I found it extremely rewarding to concentrate on one aspect at a time and felt I’d accomplished something at the end of each ‘paper’ – even if only to understand myself a lot better.
I was able to see things from a different perspective and get tools to help me focus and pull myself together. I am now focussed and happy with where I am at in my life. Marian was caring, warm and smart.
Through coaching I was able to reach goals and gain the confidence to make new goals. It raised my self-esteem and belief in myself and what I can be by understanding and recognising all my achievements instead of focusing constantly on defeat and frustration. I am now able to put more of myself into everything I do and apply myself more each day while still living a healthy balanced life. I found Marian to be inspiring, compassionate, understanding and patient.
I enjoyed listening to the wisdom and common sense Marian shared on a whole raft of areas and felt comfortable to share my heart with her without judgement. I enjoyed the whole process and looked forward to our time together. She did well to bring everything back around to what my goals were and no matter how much I may have digressed she always brought the focus back onto what I wanted out of the sessions.
Marian has an understanding and empathy of the physical and emotional stress I am under due to my health situation and I was able to communicate openly with her in the knowledge that she knew exactly where I was coming from. I was able to unburden some of my frustrations and fears that tended to have me going round in circles at times.
Proofreading and Editing Testimonials
Marian Kerr is an outstanding editor and proofreader. The proofing, editing and formatting that she has provided for me has exceeded my expectations.
Marian quickly grasps the content and context of my message and makes suggestions to fit with my style of writing. Not only does the finished product clearly communicate what I intend, but it is delivered in a timely manner.
The payoff for my business has been significant. Knowing that I can trust Marian with this kind of work has meant more time to concentrate on my more productive work. I strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable provider in this area who delivers real results efficiently and cost effectively.
MCA, BCA (Hons)
Director Venture Education
Marian has been editing both my e-newsletters since December 2006. Each month I send her my draft and like magic, she reviews and edits it, and before I know it, it is back in my inbox ready to publish. This gives me confidence that readers won't pick up a typo, grammatical error or simple sentence misconstruction. It is reassuring to know that I can rely on Marian to assist me, in a timely manner, to put my best face forward to my reading audience.
At all times I have found Marian to be reliable, conscientious and timely with her edits and responses. So much so that in 2007 I asked Marian to be the editor of my new 250+ page book, the pcbs revisited. With her support and eagle-eye, I’m thrilled to say that today as I type this testimonial, the pcbs revisited is at the printers. (It is now in print!)
If you are looking for an editor, I am happy to recommend Marian Kerr to you.
Belinda Merry MCC
Author of the pcbs revisited
Marian completed proof reading for me in December 2006. My thesis document was complex and benefited greatly from her expertise. I found Marian to be courteous and helpful; she went the extra mile for me at a time when many other services were difficult to access.
I found her sincerity very supportive and her cheerfulness a tonic! I have no reservations recommending her to others and in fact have already done so.