‘I have been poring over your assessment notes at every opportunity. I am so impressed with the attention to detail, care and sensitivity you have taken with my work. Thank you. It’s funny how someone else’s perceptions can suddenly brush the scales from one’s eyes as it were. I especially like the way you have offered possible solutions to the shortcomings in the ms. I have learnt a great deal in the short time I have been writing fiction, mostly by reading, trial and error, as well as taking a few workshops. Nothing, however, beats a professional critiquing of one’s own work such as you have given. I am grateful for your input and you have inspired further effort to bring the work up to a publishable level. Thanks again Laurel. I will have no hesitation recommending your expertise to other aspiring writers.’