Client Testimonials

For the past few months I have been having Lel and Giles’s attention to my writings. I knew that they would have their work cut out for them – my dealings to date have been nothing but STELLAR!! They see my vision and have been nothing short of wonderful. You’ll be helped by a very professional and dare I say it “caring” team.

He mea whakamiharo nga tangata whakamiharo. Ka haere taku haere.

We informed my Dad we published his autobiography and for a man from the silent generation (not showing emotions), I could hear his voice shaking on the phone.

We’re traveling to South Africa in a week to present him with his book as a belated 80th birthday for last year.

Thank you so much for your service and beautiful gift to him.

Lel was amazing editing my first book – thanks Lel – I’ll be using you for the second!

I am in the process of getting quotes for having a book published. Both Giles and Lel have been very helpful, patient and supportive in this process.

I’m sure Linda won’t mind me borrowing her Facebook page on this occasion to highly recommend these two very talented folk who guided me through a very enjoyable journey with the publishing process of my recently completed memoirs.

Nothing! And I mean nothing, was ever a problem and the standard of their work, impeccable!

With a possible part two in the pipeline will definitely be using their wonderful services again.

If you are considering publishing your manuscript, don’t hesitate to contact Lel and Giles, you certainly won’t regret it.

Giles and Lel have been amazing in the creation of the ‘Oor Elsie’ memoir book that I had compiled for my Granny. It was the first time in 27 years that she had all of her children with her to celebrate Christmas, and to also celebrate the amazing things she had done and accomplished since she was born in 1932.

The quality of the book was beautiful and made all of the hard work and re-reading (and re-reading) for errors worth it.

Giles was so patient with my many emails, updates and revisions and I am so grateful for the passion and love they put into each and every book.

Thank you again Giles and Lel! We so appreciate and cannot recommend you enough!

I have been mightily impressed by your website – I’ve searched quite a few of these in the past months and yours is the best by far. There hasn’t been another website as helpful and informative as yours in terms of the practical problems authors face when they are trying to self-publish, so it’s a terrific resource.

Absolute pleasure working with Giles to bring my children’s book to life. Giles made it easy to email back and forth, made changes with no problems and helped me feel at ease with the entire process. Rapt with service from start to finish. Thank you kindly. Merry Christmas x

I’ve been using PublishMe since the business was founded and it has only gotten better in every way under the stewardship of Giles and Lel. Giles knows everything there is to know about book printing and finishing, and is so utterly reliable, while you couldn’t imagine a better or wiser proof-reader and editor than Lel. I’ve now published thirteen books with PublishMe and if there was ever a problem it was always my fault. Thanks, Giles and Lel, for all your support.

Amazing support! PublishMe has really helped me bring my book to life. I’ve been so happy with Lel’s proofreading. I was way too close to my manuscript, and she helped me see it with fresh eyes. Thank you very much. I can’t recommend PublishMe enough.

A safe, interesting and satisfactory journey from editing, cover design and publishing. I found the process very invigorating and now from climbing the mountain of creativity to selling the goods.

The look on my mother, Corry Van Hattum’s, face was priceless when she saw her published book. These guys are superb 😊

Fabulous team and very accommodating. Superb service.

A great team to work with.

Awesome team for copy writing, editing, publishing and more.

Great team with great quality. I highly recommend you check them out if you’re looking into publishing a book. Working with Lel and Giles has been amazing. They made the editing and publishing process extremely easy! I would highly recommend PublishMe to everyone. Whether its editing or publishing this dynamic duo are very helpful, understanding and professional. Highly recommended!

I had the privilege of working with Lel and Giles from Publish Me. Initially I contacted them to get a feel in what was involved in producing my manuscript into a book. They provided their wonderful skills and knowledge and turned a challenging process into an easy and enjoyable journey. Thank you to Lel and Giles for your professionalism and super friendly service. You took the stress out of my project and turned my dream into a reality! I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Dear Giles

I thought I would let you know just how wonderful the books have been received by those who bought them at the concert on the 13th August. I am so grateful that you managed to get them printed as always, so beautifully, and have them there in time.

Kind regards

After making notes off and on for years, and then ignoring them, I finally decided it was now or never, to write an account of my boyhood in Waihi in the 1950’s! A Google search presented me with a choice of publishers. I decided “PublishMe” was what I wanted.

I have to say, I am so pleased to have made the choice and I am now able to say ….I HAVE MY BOOK. It was Lel and Giles’ patience and guidance that got me through the process. I never felt pressured and all my corrections and alterations were taken on board without question. Delays, changes, amendments, additions, improvements were all part of my attempt to say what I wanted to say, and what I learnt, was that writing is an ever evolving process. It has a beginning but a conclusion can sometimes be elusive.

I am grateful to PublishMe for all the help and professional advice I received with editing and layout. Communication was excellent throughout, and the result was an end product I’m proud of. My book is now something that will be part of our family history, a story that needed to be told for future generations. Once printed and bound, it will always be accessible.

Lel and Giles at PublishMe are consummate professionals where book publishing is concerned. I entrusted my first book to them and was not disappointed. The fact that I am now entrusting my second book to them speaks for itself.

I found Giles and his team a dream to work with. They never grumbled when I sent in changes, which meant I felt supported throughout the whole process. I am very happy. The books arrived in tip top condition. Thank you so much, Giles, for being wonderful to work with. I am really pleased to have Mum’s words immortalised in her publication. One day she won’t be here to answer all those questions, so I’m grateful she has put it all into words. Amanda has brought it all to life with the photos, and you with the printing! What a team!

Working with Giles and Lel has been an absolute joy and a pleasure.

Whilst living in Taranaki we were fortunate enough to meet up with them to discuss our ideas and right from the very beginning it felt more like extended family than a pure business contract for services rendered.

Lel is a truly talented editor with phenomenal experience who has very patiently and diligently worked through my writing and delivered a story that is of international quality.

Giles has very patiently worked through a barrage of constant layout changes and adjustments to random ideas and silly drawings, with all the care and attention of someone who is capable of calming a tornado with all the grace and style of a 007 agent. “Shaken, not stirred.”

Throughout the process Giles and Lel offered constant advice and support for ideas and possible changes, giving me the ability to take something fun and make it into something truly remarkable. I look forward to writing more stories and working closely with PublishMe as the future of fun silly stories evolves over the coming years.

Thank you for helping to make this idea a reality.

Giles and Lel provide a patient, prompt, no fuss, low-stress pre-publishing service.

I can only highly recommend them.

Michael Glynn

It was such a pleasure to work with someone who was as enthusiastic and committed to the project as I was. Your support, advice and overall interest in me and my work is very much appreciated and I would highly recommend PublishMe to anyone with a passion for writing.
I look forward to working with you again.

I had a bit of an odd and bespoke request, but Lel and Giles supported me all the way. They helped take my dream to creation. From helping me understand margins, to sourcing and testing different paper qualities, to editing and even going to the post office every week on my behalf. They did all of this with such care and enthusiasm. I live in Thailand and wanted to produce a high-end, bespoke colouring book to be distributed across NZ. They helped to make my dream come true and I’m so hugely grateful. I highly recommend this team and value their authenticity, willingness and amazing customer service. THANK YOU!

WOW!! It was such a buzz to see my ideas come to life in a beautifully bound book with an enticing cover.
I have just self published my second book with Giles and Lel and couldn’t be more excited and delighted with the finished product.
The whole process was painless and stress free from start to finish.
Lots of changes and fix ups along the way were made with patience and professionalism.
I can not recommend them enough.
Gils and Lel attended the book launch with enthusiasm and kindness.
Anyone who wants to self-publish should contact Publish Me and they will help you all the way.
Linda Meehan Stratford