Here are some examples of what my clients say about me…

Anne is a meticulous and excellent proofreader who provides a first-rate service when called upon. She responded quickly to my initial enquiry and she was very professional. I eagerly recommend her for all proofreading requests and believe her high standards will enhance all literary submissions.

Irish Defence Forces

Captain Stephen Molumphy

Anne Downes proofread my doctoral thesis in December 2013. She provided an excellent service. It was clear she was committed to the project from the beginning. I was under a tight deadline and Anne completed the work with dedication, working long hours in a tight time frame to enable me to meet that deadline. Her work was very professional and completed to a high standard. Anne was easy to work with; I would highly recommend her service.

Dr Ciara Bradley

Maynooth University Lecturer

Anne has worked with Gradireland on a number of different projects over many years. Anne is always a pleasure to deal with. Not only is her work extremely accurate and always delivered on time, regardless of the scale of the work involved, Anne is also skilled at following a brief for a project and, where appropriate, feeding in her own ideas to the betterment of the project.

Mark Mitchell

Director Gradireland

Anne is an excellent copy editor and proofreader. She consistently provides high quality work, is punctual, reliable and a great pleasure to work with. She has developed a style guide for us as well as copyediting/proofreading a range of products (reports, working papers, guidelines, briefs etc.). I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

WorldFish Center

Creative Services and Operations Florine Lim

Anne’s outputs included the editing, proofing, printing and distribution of a range of publications for use by NGOs, universities, international and national research and development organisations across Africa. Anne always brought professionalism and patience to her work and earned the respect of her colleagues, who increasingly sought out her support.


Regional Director–Africa Dr Roger Kirkby

I recommend Anne. She is diligent, professional and delivers quality work on time.

The Blox Zone

CEO Clive Henry