Testimonials

Below are some testimonials from fantastic writers and publishers we have been honoured to work with in the past and in most cases continue to work with.

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Jeremy through his business JM Editing & Literary Agency has provided fast, effective and professional editing services for some of Selfpublishbooks.ie and Lettertec's clients, including thorough copy-editing and manuscript appraisal. Many of our clients now specifically request that he work on their books. His passion and love for books and the publishing industry, as well as his hard-work and dedication are second to none. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

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I hired Jeremy to appraise and provide feedback for the English language version of my novel, The Wind Riders (Os viajantes de vento), co-written and illustrated by Adrienne Geoghegan. I was amazed with the depth of his report!Like many of my books, The Wind Riders crosses international borders, delving into Brazilian, Irish and Afrobrazillian culture, as well as a variety of religious and mythological systems, and I felt Jeremy, in his feedback and suggestions, really appreciated this. He understood the soul and heart of what I was trying to create! His observations on local dialect and narration, and his suggestions to enhance the book’s scenes, were very helpful. Jeremy’s work is the best!! I would wholeheartedly recommend.  

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I recently hired Jeremy Murphy as an editor and literary agent for my new book on current affairs, and I am more than happy with the service he has provided. Jeremy understood immediately what I was trying to achieve, and his incisive and constructive criticisms have really helped me improve the manuscript. In addition to feedback on style, structure and strength of argument, he also provided me with helpful advice on the book trade.

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Jimmy Deenihan, Author of My Sporting Life

I asked Jeremy Murphy to create and promote an event that celebrated the inter-connections of food and literature, and I am happy to say that 'Words & Cuisine' was a fantastic success and I expect will continue to be so into the future ... I was particularly impressed with how Jeremy generated interest in the event through social media channels like Facebook.

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Fr Pat Ahern

I have recently worked with Jeremy Murphy on the preparation of a theological and philosophical work for future publication. His talents cover many editorial skills, presentation, accessibility, accuracy, consistency, as well as an ability to offer constructive and creative solutions. His clear understanding of communication skills and his knowledge of the publishing industry serves him well.

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When negotiating with a publisher for the sale of my illustrations, Jeremy provided me with invaluable advice on contractual issues, including indemnity and copyright. I found him knowledgeable, professional and helpful. I would have no hesitation recommending him.

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Jeremy wrote an Editor’s Report for my book Win with Trust and it exceeded my expectations. The Report was a comprehensive appraisal of my manuscript, identifying what aspects were working and what were not. It was exactly the type of information I needed to advance to the next phase. He succeeded in being both critical and positive, providing helpful and constructive solutions and ideas. Working with Jeremy was also motivating. In my consultations with him (both face to face and through video-calls) he provided helpful and frank advice on all aspects of the publishing industry, while always encouraging me to improve as a writer and to write the book I always wanted to write.

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I would wholeheartedly recommend Jeremy as an editor and literary agent. Like the great editors of the past, he is both a sharp critic and an inspiring and motivating mentor. His feedback and appraisal of my book The Grove was firm and thorough, but never disheartening. I always knew he was driving me forward to write better, and complete that dream book. He was also friendly, helpful and discreet throughout. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him.

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Victor Sheahan,Author of The Book of Failure

It was my first time using an editorial service and it exceeded my expectations. I received very insightful feedback that identified a number of areas for improvement along with a balanced review of my work. Friends and family will tell you what you want to hear, Jeremy tells you what you need to hear and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.

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Joe Ryan

I implemented over 90% of the suggestions Jeremy made when he appraised my novel A Last Look in the Water Mirror, and I was enormously happy with the results. Jeremy understood what I was trying to achieve, and his incisive feedback and suggestions helped me achieve it.My novel is without doubt a better novel thanks to Jeremy's professional and thorough work. I would wholeheartedly recommend him and JM Editing & Literary Agency and the invaluable services they provide.

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Máire O'Leary

Working with Jeremy was a fantastic experience. His pointed out to me the weaknesses in the story in an honest but constructive way, which gave me the confidence to make the necessary changes. I liked the way I could check in with him as I progressed to completion. I found this reassuring. He also challenged me to push on and finish the book. Completing Freewheeling to Love was a dream come to true for me, and Jeremy helped me get it across the finish-line.

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Joe Buckley

I hired Jeremy to provide an Editor’s Report for my novel The President’s Fake Duty, and found it immensely helpful. The Report covered all areas, including plot, character development, style and dialogue. I was impressed with how Jeremy was not afraid to suggest changes and bring new ideas, many of which I took on board. In addition to being a good editor, I found Jeremy had a keen commercial sense, immediately saw the potential market for my book and had plenty of interesting suggestions and ideas on how to make the biggest possible impact in the publishing and literary worlds. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jeremy as an editor and literary consultant.