someone who can put an apostrophe in its place?
fast, thorough and reliable, with a healthy respect for deadlines?
As well as
punctuation, I'll mark any spelling and grammar problems, make sure styles
(headings, bullets etc) are used consistently throughout your document, and
I'll offer suggestions if something could read a little better.
|Need it now?|
Same day? Next day?
Not a problem.
|Hard or soft copy?|
Courier or mail me your hard
(printed) copy, I'll
clearly mark any changes and deliver it back to you at no extra charge, or email me a soft (electronic)
I'll track the changes and email it back.
I can also proofread website
copy and provide a Word document or Excel spreadsheet detailing suggested
changes and mark up PDFs.
|Need someone experienced,
with a great track record?|
These are some of the
organisations I'm proud to proofread for on a regular basis:
|Healthcare of New Zealand|
|Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment|
|Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand|
|The University of Waikato - Science Learning Hub|
|Need reasonable rates?|
My hourly rate is NZ$80 (plus
My average hard copy
proofreading speed is around 3,000 words per hour - an A4 page is about 300-400
words. Soft copy takes a little longer. No job is too small (minimum charge is 15 minutes) or too large.
I'm happy to provide a more
accurate estimate or fixed quote once I see what's involved.
|Need a magazine or
I proofread these publications
on a regular basis:
|Need a style guide?|
I can provide a basic style guide (covering standard punctuation, grammar and spelling
conventions) at no charge, and I'm happy to work with you to tailor it for
|Want to know more about
I'm Mary Bennett - a Wellington-based
proofreader, editor, writer and instructional designer, with 20+ years'
experience as a freelancer.
|Why not get in touch?|
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