I have recently used Colin Ward ‘Formatting Services’ for my novel following recommendations and I’m so pleased I did. Colin has worked really hard on my manuscript delivering it in a timely manner. Nothing was too much trouble – I’m not the greatest with IT so he has frequently had to assist me which he has done without hesitation. I’m thrilled with the final ‘product.’ I feel his price was reasonable, but it wasn’t just that. Colin wants to do a good job, and I’m certainly grateful for all his input, hard work and professionalism. I can highly recommend his services and I’ll certainly be contacting him again for my next book.
Joy Wood, author of "Secrets and Lies."
"Colin provides an efficient, accurate book formatting service. He is responsive and turns work around quickly. I was impressed with his ability to organize the content and very happy with the end result. I will definitely use his services again. I would recommend him for formatting projects both large and small."
Jane McGee - author of "Anna and the Adders."
From a 5* Review
"Anna and the Adders has been formatted to be read in landscape mode... , where it takes up the entire screen... . Words and pictures display together on the screen like a traditional picture book open to two pages. A lot of self published Kindle authors can't be bothered to format their work and it displays like a mess with bits of text on one page and an image on a small part of the screen on another, so I always like to take the time to point out when authors care about their reader's experience and their own work enough to take the time to format it."
"I first met Colin Ward in a Facebook group for writers. I was asking about formatting because I was ready to self-publish. I told him what I was needing and he send over his quote. We worked together for a few weeks via email and FB messaging. Colin was easy to work with. He was confident in explaining what he was doing, and he gave me advice on how my MS should be formatted, and answered all my questions. I didn’t have any trouble getting a hold of him, he responded within a few hours.
When he sent me the final project it looked great, and I had no trouble uploading it on KDP, B&N and IngramSpark. I felt his pricing was fair and he didn’t charge extra even though I revised my MS a couple of times. He even offered to help with my book cover but in the end I didn’t need it. I highly recommend Colin Ward for formatting."
Sandy Dal Santo - author of "Don’t Whisper in My Ear"
"Open Trail is a registered charity established to encourage young people of Worcestershire and the West Midlands to strive for more than they think possible, despite their own personal circumstances. It's founder is Hannah Escott, GB Cycling Team Racer since 2015 and the 2016 Womens World 4X Mountain Bike Series Champion.
Colin taught me about website design, what search engines look for, effective wording and blogging. With his reliable and fast support we had the tools to make an effective website. Without Colin we would not have the fundraising potential and professional outlook we do today."
Open Trail Cycle Coaching and Forest School
"I have known Colin since 2004 and he has been an unstinting and generous critic and helper in all my Dramatic productions. Recently he has produced posters and graphics, logos and flyers, all of the highest quality and with originality and verve. Also amazingly speedy!"
Thoroughly recommend him with a five star review!"