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fixer of phrases
polisher of prose


I have frequently engaged Tony Ryan for non-fiction structural editing and copy editing for ABC Books and HarperCollins titles. I have found Tony to be a consistently insightful, keen-eyed and highly skilled editor whose input improves a manuscript both structurally and at the level of small-but-important details. He is also an eagle-eyed and speedy proofreader. I heartily recommend him to all my colleagues in the publishing industry.

Lachlan McLaine, Senior Editor, ABC Books

A key component of good writing is good editing. Tony Ryan is a superb editor. I believed I had an important story to tell, and I wanted to tell it as best I possibly could. However, as a first time book writer, I needed help to smooth out the rough edges and polish the narrative arc. With Tony’s patient, professional and, at times what felt to me like inspired guidance, I achieved my writing goal. Tony’s editing help was invaluable.

Richard Vos, author of Dad, I Wish I Was Normal


Tony is a consummate professional. I came into this editing journey with no prior experience, and a lot of trepidation. But Tony made the process fun and enjoyable, from the initial email contact, through to the back and forth as the edit progressed. I’ve learned so much from the process and Tony’s insightful comments. I can say without hesitation that Tony is someone I’ll be seeking out again for my next writing project. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Andy Lanyon, author of Lie with Me


'Working with Tony on my novel was a breeze. His editing, attention to detail and suggestions were just excellent. Thanks, Tony

Nick Winters, author of Hollywood Scent


Tony is a natural editor. His editing combines linguistic accuracy with a strong sympathy for the writer’s voice and aims

Aaron Mannion, Grattan Street Press

Thank you, Tony! I have nothing but respect and admiration for you and your profession

Stuart Andrews, author of Facing the Apocalypse

Tony is a talented editor and I recommend his services to
every writer

Lindsay Nylund, author of Surviving the Unexpected

Tony’s suggestions for changes to my manuscript were excellent

Bea Eschen, author of Im Namen des Ichs