I heartily recommend Heather Millar to you. Heather joined Hardie Grant when we launched our business. I interviewed her in London just before we both moved back to Australia, and knew instantly she’d have the versatility we needed as a start-up, as well as the strong editorial skills that were recommended to me. Heather was able to do everything – from creating magazine concepts from scratch, to commissioning, writing and editing copy. There was nothing she wouldn’t do. Her communication with clients was clear and respectful, and she always met deadlines. Heather worked across a range of titles including magazines such as Vital Heath for National Pharmacies and books including The Food and Wine Lovers Guides for Victorian tourism regions. She is versatile, creative and thorough – a true professional.
Fiona Hardie, Director, Hardie Grant Publishing
I had the pleasure of working with Heather on my first book Faces and Food of the Fleurieu. Heather wrote the profiles for each of the 80 food businesses that are featured in this first-of-a-kind cookbook. This was a tremendous job – from the Fleurieu’s farmers, fishers, chefs and artisan food producers, Heather managed to capture the essence of each business/person and recipe beautifully. Heather’s 20+ years in the industry shine through her writing and editing services. Not only is Heather professional, efficient and effective – she also is patient and understanding, and has nurtured me through my first publication. I look forward to working with Heather on my next book, and I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for help with their books and publications.
Rojina McDonald, Founder, Soul Publishing
When deciding on an editor for my book, it was important for me to connect with someone who could see and understand my vision, as well as connecting with my story. Heather was able to do that. I also gained a lot of learning along the way. Heather really opened my eyes and mind up to the craft of writing, and worked with me in a way that I could understand. I am so appreciative for her work and what I’ve learnt.
Darcia Ondrovcik, author and owner, Beauty in Strength
Engaging Heather to edit my manuscript was the smartest, wisest decision I made, as a novice writer. She was a godsend. Who would have thought that changing a word here and there, restructuring a paragraph, or adding more depth and colour could bring my story to life. Heather listened to my queries and insecurities and responded promptly with well-considered comments that were invaluable. I would highly recommend Heather to guide anyone through the writing process. Based on my experience, I know Heather will treasure and shape the words you wish to share with others, while holding you and your story safe.
Tess Spratt, author of Finding Love
I highly recommend Heather from Zest Communication as an editor. Heather’s edit of my manuscript significantly improved its quality. Also, Heather has gone above and beyond in promptly answering my questions regarding the entire process of publishing my book, which has helped immensely.
Wayne Chase, author of All Heart
I have worked with Heather for more than a decade, initially to backfill me in my position as Senior Writer/Editor for WorkCover SA (now Return to Work SA). She did a wonderful and thorough job in this in-house role. I could always rely on Heather to meet set deadlines and to be reliable. Heather went on to assist us for the next year in Corporate Communications with excess editing and writing tasks, particularly interviewing injured workers and writing their stories for the website and publications.
Heather’s diverse skills have also been invaluable to me in my current workplace, Department for Education. Heather is my first point of call when we have a need to outsource editing work. I can rely on her to conduct a thorough edit of content and to diligently apply our writing style guide. I would highly recommend Heather for any writing and editing work, particularly those that involve working with people and conducting interviews. She has a natural, personable style and a quiet, intelligent approach to all styles of journalism and content creation.
Anne-marie Taplin, Senior Writer, Communications, Department for Education and Child Development SA