Testimonials

  • The outcome [of this book] was immeasurably blessed, and I mean blessed, by the superb editorial work of Sarah Grey, whose contributions were so far beyond the norm as to leave me without a vocabulary that includes words sufficient to express my deepest appreciation.”

    —Dr. Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestinian Human Rights; Princeton University emeritus professor of international law; author of Palestine: The Legitimacy of Hope (Just World Books, 2014).

  • This book could never have gone to press without my editor Sarah Grey. She is the Pelé of book editing, or maybe Pelé is the Sarah Grey of soccer players.”

    —Dave Zirin, author of Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy (Haymarket Books, 2014), named a Boston Globe Best Book of 2014; host of XM’s Edge of Sports Radio; sports columnist for The Nation;

  • I like my writing much better after Sarah Grey has edited it. Her skillful pen greatly improved the quality of my prose.”

    —Ali Abunimah, author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine (Haymarket Books, 2014), winner of the 2014 Palestine Book Award

  • I cannot imagine publishing again without working closely with Sarah Grey. Finding her has been a revelation; she has an expert’s eye, correcting, honing and perfecting my work. But Sarah is much more than a good editor (which would be enough): she is a master of the English language, a great writer herself, and an incredibly smart thinker. For my co-authored non-fiction book on African protest movements, Sarah managed to bring all of her talents together, sharpening our arguments, demanding clarification for unclear passages, and fixing up the untidy manuscript. For my novel Eddie the Kid, Sarah immediately understood the book’s essence and urged me to strain harder on scenes I had already worked and reworked. At the end of the process Sarah felt like my accomplice and collaborator. The clean, edited text and the book’s success have been, in large part, the result of this collaboration.”

    —Dr. Leo Zeilig, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London; author of African Struggles Today (Haymarket Books, 2012) and Eddie the Kid (Zero Books, 2013)

  • Sarah Grey is a superb editor whose fine and thorough work on my book Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire helped immensely. Not only is she skilled at finding and correcting typos and other such embarrassing errors, but she is also good at suggesting ways to rework sentences so that they read better. In addition to such stylistic suggestions, I was also impressed by some of her intelligent content-based suggestions. She kept an eye out for jargon and helped to keep the book accessible while always respecting my voice as an author. Grey is an invaluable asset to any writer, and I look forward to working with her on future book projects.”

    —Dr. Deepa Kumar, Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle Eastern Studies, Rutgers University; author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire

  • Sarah Grey of Grey Editing is our go-to person for proofreading and US localization. Whether it’s a full book or just a cover, she’s always willing to work with our cramped publishing schedule. She’s fantastic with Chicago style, and her work is fast and accurate. Her broad knowledge related to the subjects we publish has come in handy many times.”

    —Julie Fain, managing editor and co-founder, Haymarket Books

  • It’s as if my writing was on that makeover show What Not to Wear and now it’s finally wearing clothes that fit in a flattering cut. A great feeling!”

    —Nicole Cassidy, freelance writer

  • Sarah has worked regularly on projects for us and I am so impressed by her precision, conscientiousness, and flexibility—three hard-to-find qualities in freelance copyeditors. I work with a lot of freelancers and it’s rare to find that much-desired combination and balance of competence, initiative, and attention to the project’s perimeters. She’s also communicative, thoughtful, super-easy to work with, and most important, makes my job a notch less stressful knowing we have her sharp eyes on a project. She’s a keeper!”

    —Dao X. Tran, manuscript editor, Haymarket Books

  • Sarah’s copy editing has been of great use to our book series. We have very much appreciated the consistency of her work, her attention to detail and her intelligent comments on our texts. In addition to her professional approach, Sarah is also a pleasure to work with.”

    —David Broder, editorial coordinator, Historical Materialism Book Series (Brill), UK/Netherlands