Testimonials

Copper Development Association (CDA) prides itself on the quality and accuracy of the information it has been providing since 1933 and sets the highest standards for its publications and online content, used by professionals as reference materials. Carol was employed at CDA from 1990 to 2014 as Executive Secretary, during which time she had sole responsibility for ensuring the accuracy, consistency and standard of presentation of all outputs, published and internal. Over the 24 years, this included many technical and promotional publications.

The type of documents Carol worked on includes press releases, member reports, annual accounts, meeting papers, technical publications, promotional brochures, plus a variety of online content.

The services Carol provided during her time at CDA included copy-editing and proofreading.

Carol has good experience of taking a project through from first draft to DTP-ready Word document, including managing the peer-review process. This includes complex technical publications of 100 pages and drafts from non-native English speakers.  Carol ensures the content is structured correctly, reads well, is in line with the house style and typo-free.

Carol has excellent IT skills, is familiar with styles, track changes, uses version numbering and shares files over Dropbox, so the process is fully electronic.

Carol also works on printed copy and has the necessary qualifications to mark up changes.

Carol also works with publishers on layouts and their proofing, again adhering to house styles/brand requirements.

Carol is extremely capable of managing her workload in a timely and efficient manner and meeting both urgent and longer-term deadlines.

Carol maintains the highest standards in her work at all times, has great diplomatic skills and is always a pleasure to work with.

Since Carol’s retirement, she has been retained as a copy-editor/proof reader for publications, such is the quality of her work.

Angela Vessey
Director, Copper Development Association
Hemel Hempstead

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Between 2001 and 2007 Carol Godfrey proofread 36 sections of the Power Quality & Utilisation Guide for me as Editor/Authorhttps://copperalliance.org.uk/knowledge-base/resource-library/power-quality-utilisation-guide/

Many of these texts originated from non-native English speakers and could be quite challenging.   

She has also proofread many small leaflets for me on electrical topics.

In confirmation of her experience in copy editing, she has recently proofread a 106-page technical book on Copper for Busbars, written by me.  She dealt with it from the typed manuscript through to the printed copy and I am extremely pleased with the result. 
https://copperalliance.org.uk/knowledge-base/resource-library/busbars-guidance-design-installation/

David Chapman
Editor/Author

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Thanks to David Chapman, who almost single-handedly has written this publication  ‘High Conductivity Coppers’ (as well as the two others, providing us the bible on copper conductors). Also thanks to all reviewers who generously provided input into this new publication. A special thanks to Carol for her meticulous editing.

Hans De Keulenaer
Programme Director 'Electricity & Energy'
European Copper Institute, Brussels

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Dear Carol and David,

Re High Conductivity Coppers, I know the time and attention to detail that it takes to do something like this.  Many thanks, also from me, for your efforts.

John Schonenberger
Chief Executive
European Copper Institute, Brussels

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Carol has been looking after my admin for me for the last 2 years, dealing with address and other changes during my house move and has been very helpful with ongoing matters since then.  She has also obtained a blue badge for me and made two complaints to the Financial Ombudsman and Furniture Ombudsman on my behalf - both have been successful.

CMPM, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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Excellent, professional services, reliable and fast.  Highly recommended
S Vass for Probus, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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Could not recommend highly enough.  (Work for Bowes Lyon Residents Ltd)
M Cornell, Whitwell, Hitchin
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Carol comes very highly recommended
M Williams,  Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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Do you need a ‘home secretary’? Someone to help you with all those admin jobs you don’t have time for – letters of complaint, switching suppliers, putting your files in order, internet research for holidays and purchases etc. Special rate for senior citizens. Just get in touch to see how I can help.

If you need this kind of help, I would highly recommend Carol
A Vessey, Mill Hill, London
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Wonderful Woman - she was a great help to me a while back.  She was an amazing help - could not have sorted it without her, using French too.  Highly recommended.   

Jane St George
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