Client Testimonials

Writing and Editing – what my clients have had to say…

The following includes some recent testimonials from clients. These include comments and refs on digital marketing content, print editorial, and press release and printed marketing copy, SEO website copy, editing, coffee table book and magazine editorial, e-book writing, full book ghostwriting, news article writing, reporting and a stint as newsroom sub-editor.
Some contact details are available on request only, as the work done was ‘ghostwritten’ or provided with discretion. Examples from or extracts of this work are similarly available to appropriate prospective clients as required.

Digital Marketing Content

I had the pleasure of meeting Nikki and working with her during the time that I managed and ran Fjord Content Marketing Agency (2014 – 2016). Essentially a Writer’s Agency for the internet, we wrote brand-relevant articles to drive traffic through optimised content.
It was a pleasure to have Nikki on my side! She was always reliable and also very willing to help when the deadlines were tight. Her ideas were fresh and original; her articles cleverly phrased and captivating to read. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Nikki.

Nicola Harris – Fjord Content Marketing Agency – SA

It was a pleasure working with Nikki. She is always quick to reply and takes feedback really well. Will definitely be working with her again in the near future.

Heinrich Tessendorf – – SA

Nikki is an extremely creative writer and an out of the box thinker. Coupled with her SEO capabilities… I will continue to recommend her expertise to individuals and businesses looking for someone in the fields of writing for print and digital platforms, editing, proofreading and related fields. A pleasure to work with and a great mentor!

Daniel Tompkins – Cape Town 

We are a full-service digital agency based out of Melbourne, Australia. We have worked with Nikki as a freelancer on a number of projects. We recommend Nikki highly for her versatility and her ability to adapt her writing style to create consistency in the clients brand message. We found Nikki to be reliable in meeting client deadlines and equally comfortable writing creative content, sales content and engaging SEO optimised content (within the boundaries of Google Quality Guidelines of course). We recommend Nikki highly.

Dom Dedic – IC2U  – Melbourne, Australia

Print Marketing Content

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Nikki. She managed to put so eloquently into words what we were trying to convey. We had fantastic brain storming sessions and the end result exceeded our expectations. She managed to convey a time and period so far from our own. We received many a compliment on the content of the writing for which we could sadly not take the credit. We look forward to working with her in the future!

Anke Irsigler – Hedonism, Plettenberg Bay

General Writing Work

Excellent writer and person. Very professional, I highly recommend her work.

Brian Russell – USA

Nikki is always conscientious and dedicated with whatever copy writing and editing I have required of her. She is always communicative, open, available, happy to do revisions in order to achieve exactly what is required and versatile enough to write just about anything. She could even write fortune cookies if that’s what one needed.

Abraham Strauss – Film Production, USA

E-Book, Web Copy & Press Release

Working with Nikki has been nothing short of a blessing and easy to do. She just gets the brief first time round. Her communication is punctual and professional. Her writing is creative, well thought through and the best of all was that she kept true to my voice throughout the entire e-book she created for me whilst adding a myriad of her own thoughts and ideas to the piece. I will definitely be back for more!

Bonita Grobbelaar, MatchVip – JHB

Print Editorial – Coffee Table Book and Magazine Articles

Over the course of 2016 Nikki contributed a considerable amount of beautifully written and well-researched editorial for our coffee table publication, Plettenberg Bay Today (2016), as well as several articles and marketing editorials for our magazine glossy, Summer Dreams, which we publish twice a year – highlighting attractions and marketing local business through editorial. Nikki has also provided excellent and fast editing services when we needed it.

William Ashurst – Publisher Dreamlink Art Studio, Plettenberg Bay


(60 000 word non-fiction and 140 000 word fictional adaptation manuscripts for a UK client)

The very nature of ghostwriting makes it very difficult to get referrals or obtain testimonials. Non-disclosure agreements are sacred! However, I am lucky to have worked on a non-fiction manuscript and an adapted biographical novel with an incredible UK client over the past 18 months who has very kindly written a testimonial (see below) and agreed to be a referee should anyone require it. Nevertheless, we have an NDA, so I am publishing his testimonial here without naming him.

‘I had the privilege of working closely with Nikki Ridley over the past 18 months. Her level of professionalism and integrity throughout was outstanding. Her interaction and communication with me was of the highest standard. She delivered all the documentation within the agreed time-scales and to a very high standard. She exceeded all my expectations and I will use her again without hesitation if a new project comes up. I strongly recommend her for any client engagements’

Client identity and contact details may be made available at my client’s discretion