On EVERY single professional level Louise has considerably improved my own work, project and research status, as well as creative outputs. I am what you might label an ‘ideas woman’, who is developing her arsenal to survive new academic territories. Writing is critical to this success, and whilst this comes naturally Louise has proved her worth with a deep and detailed knowledge of the appropriate style and tone for various outputs. This means that she has edited journal articles from my emergent draft ideas into publishable international papers.

Louise also has experience of grant applications applying timely comments whilst being attentive to the ‘soul’ of the work. I should confess, that I’ve never ‘met’ Louise, we found another (as one frequently does) via digital word-of-mouth recommendation. And for this I am eternally grateful. I know that my future research, writing projects and other creative happenings will hold credible status after Louise’s consistent efforts. I hope never ever to lose her valuable input.


Dr Mariann Hardey, Co-director of iARC, University of Durham, July 2014