Lynda O’Brien has the skills and knowledge one should look for when seeking for academic writing support. To start with, she is herself an excellent writer – a characteristic that I spotted in the early stages of her undergraduate degree, when she was my student at the University of Reading. Additionally, over the years Lynda has gained a respectable amount of knowledge about writing (her PhD research has looked into feedback in academic writing) and she has also accumulated vast experience in providing academic writing support to writers from around the world. If that weren’t enough, Lynda has a rare interest in topics coming from different disciplines, and she has outstanding interpersonal skills. I can’t recommend her work highly enough. Dr Denise Santos (Reading, UK) Educator, materials writer, researcher – specialising in English and Portuguese language teaching.
I know Dr Lynda O’Brien as a competent professional who is highly regarded by colleagues and students alike. She possesses a gentle manner which ensures her students feel comfortable with the constructive advice and constant encouragement she provides. I am happy to recommend her service to students of all levels. Eddie Smith (Scotland, UK) English for Academic Purposes professional with over 10 years experience at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo China; University of St Andrews, UK; University of Stirling, UK; SZMC College for Medicine and Management, Taiwan (ROC).
I have known Dr Lynda O’Brien for two years. Working with her as an Academic Adviser, I have always found her to be highly competent and professional. Her training sessions on providing feedback on written productions, based on her doctoral research and years of experience, have been very helpful. Her students know her to be very conscientious and hard-working. Providing the level of assistance her students’ enjoy requires a deep knowledge of texts as well as a commitment to excellence. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Lynda O’Brien as Academic Adviser, Proofreader, and Copy-editor. Simon Dale (England) English for Academic Purposes Professional, Sheffield International College, UK
I have on many occasions contacted Lynda O’Brien when I needed help with editing and proof reading my academic writing at the Nottingham University in Ningbo, China. As a member of the academic team, I have also attended a few of her seminars on dissertation writing and on research skills and found her to be very knowledgeable, patient and professional. I would highly recommend anyone who is seeking advice on academic style writing to contact Lynda O’Brien. Vijay Patankar (Australia) English for Academic Purposes tutor at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China.
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. O’Brien for the past 2 years and I highly recommend her. She is well regarded amongst faculty staff and her students benefit greatly, not only from her patient manner, but from her academic expertise. Andrew Cragg (Zimbabwe) English for Academic Purposes professional at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. Andrew is also a well-regarded Career Development Facilitator and Academic Coach.