'I had the pleasure of working with Julie when she critiqued my fantasy novel. Initially I was full of reluctance, but Julie was both friendly and professional, setting my mind at easy instantly. The report she produced was invaluable, striking the perfect balance between a thoughtful review and professional critique. I would wholeheartedly recommend her services in the future, to both new and established authors seeking honest and constructive feedback from a true professional.'


Hamzah Malik

'Julie exemplifies all those qualities one looks for in the ideal editor: intelligence, perfectionism, honesty, clarity of expression and good humour. She responds to a text with a lively, engaged and meticulous mind and I easily and sincerely recommend her without hesitation.'


Kevin MacNeil, author of The Brilliant & Forever




'Sharp, intuitive, meticulous and good-humoured, Julie is a delight to work with. We've collaborated for several years – on copy-editing (fiction, non-fiction and academic titles) and proofreading projects, as well as assessing submissions for Polygon's list – and I trust her judgement implicitly. I can't recommend Julie highly enough to authors and publishers.'

Alison Rae, Managing Editor, Polygon




'Julie Fergusson has worked as editor on all of my D.C.I. Daley novels to date. She has a forensic eye for detail, combined with an almost intuitive ability to draw the very best from a plot – and therefore, the author. She is a pleasure to work with, but doesn't shy away from pointing out what she believes will fundamentally improve a book. I look forward to working with her in the future.'


Denzil Meyrick, author of Dark Suits and Sad Songs and The Last Witness




Julie is a well-qualified, experienced, insightful and supportive reader and editor. We’re delighted to work with her on an ongoing basis and she has contributed to the success of a number of key projects in recent years.’ 


Adrian Searle, Publisher, Freight Books




'Julie edited my first novel, Fields of Blue Flax, with a keen and insightful eye, always willing to make suggestions but also listening to the author’s voice. I am delighted she will be editing my next novel, The Night He Left.'


Sue Lawrence, author of Fields of Blue Flax




'Julie did a great job editing my novel, Cold City. She's insightful and has a great eye for detail – I'd recommend her very highly.'


Cathy McSporran, author of Cold City




'Julie Fergusson prepared a lengthy and considered report for me on my first novel. Her approach in providing a synopsis of the book allowed me to assess the plot and characters objectively. Her observations and comments were insightful, and her suggestions practical and most helpful. I appreciated the effort and thought she put in to helping me and I recommend her work without hesitation.'


Catherine de Courcy