Dave has a natural way with words. This passion and gift is most clearly expressed in his writing. Dave can make a complex topic approachable or a mundane topic engaging. His words can bring a story to life or help bring clarity and purpose to instruction. Highly recommended!

Tim Jeffries, Director, Praxis Victoria

Dave recently did some work editing an academic paper for me. It’s always tough to take a step back and evaluate personal work, so I really appreciated Dave’s critical eye and ability to work across various disciplines. I was especially thankful for his communication and collaboration when deciding what to keep and what needed to hit the floor. And of course the final editing was precise and clear. He even provided me with various versions of the final document as per request. Great work!

Mark Payne, PhD student

Just a quick note to say thanks for your work on my thesis, Dave. You made some really good points, and your editing definitely improved things. In addition to that you managed to get it back to me in pretty good time. If you are looking for a writing expert, chat to Dave.

Brad Hodge, Associate Lecturer, La Trobe University

I have used Dave’s professional services for two medical projects now. He’s been highly professional, skilled and flexible in his approach. The process is easy and the product reliably excellent. If you need something important written and you don’t have the time or skill to do it yourself… use Dave.

Andy Lovett, Clinical Director of Paediatrics, Bendigo Health

I contracted Dave to write a series of positive stories about grant recipients in our municipality, and our experience has been overwhelmingly positive. His stories were crisp, evocative, and really brought our community’s achievements to life. As well, his ability to work within timelines and budgets made him very easy to work with – so much so that we’ve re-hired Dave to work on other projects.

Deb Simpson, Co-ordinator, Strong Communities, City of Greater Bendigo

Dave’s deep understanding of project and funding guidelines meant that he was instrumental in writing three grant applications for our school. Each application was successful, enabling Eaglehawk Secondary College to use the funding to engage at-risk students in our Horticultural Programs and to implement programs specific for disengaged boys. Dave has the particular ability to communicate with funding organisations and to clearly write grant applications.

Danielle Derksen, Principal, Eaglehawk Secondary College

Dave has proven himself a highly skilled operator in writing successful applications for grants to advance our efforts in community-building in the Long Gully area of Bendigo.  Thanks to his initiative in pinpointing just the right funding sources and framing his submissions to maximum effect, Dave has made it possible for our group to run imaginative programs and projects which would otherwise never have happened.

His understanding of what we’re about and unerring ability to make good things happen have been fundamental in creating a vibrant and hugely positive presence in one of the most socially disadvantaged areas of our city.

Colin Taylor, President, Saltbush Community Initiatives Inc

Working with Dave allowed us to submit a compelling grant application that would have otherwise been well out of our reach. From start to finish he was able to analyse the criteria, cleanly compile the details he required and then skilfully present the best of our organisation in the submission. All-round a great experience.

David Argyle, Director, Just Play

Dave has the rare ability to take very disparate and disjointed information and make sense of it.  In my case, he created effective ‘plain English’ versions of complex policy and procedure documents.  I found Dave efficient and timely in his work and someone who showed good instinct in respect of what we were looking for.  His manner and interaction was friendly and confident.  I would not hesitate to call on Dave’s skills into the future.

Ken Spackman, CEO, Melbourne Anglican Diocesan Corporation

David edited and proofed an 85,000 word book manuscript for me, and helped pulled the project together, including references and bibliography. He’s got a terrific eye for detail and an excellent ability to make prose less cluttered and more accessible. The work was done in very timely and unfussed way, and he really understood what we were trying to achieve with the book. Delighted to recommend his services.

Professor Andrew Singleton, Deakin University

Dave is professional, efficient, and attentive to detail. He helped me in conducting research interviews, literature reviews, and locating archival materials. He is an excellent research assistant.

Dr Christopher Mayes

Wise, pithy, thoughtful and empathic, Dave has proven to be an invaluable companion and partner with SU Victoria over many years.  Dave has worked with us to develop project briefs, sharpen the focus of our youth work and has delivered high-quality training to many of our field work practitioners.  We heartily endorse Dave Fagg and The Mighty Inkpot as exceptional leaders in the fields of writing, collaboration and community development.

Chris Helm, Schools Community Development Director, Scripture Union Victoria