Writing & editing

Preparing written material professionally is a specialised skill & a key to achieving results. We have extensive experience writing commercial copy in a variety of styles & for a variety of audiences.

  • Feature articles
  • Technical manuals & instructional material
  •  Ghostwriting
  •  Media releases & publicity material
  •  Corporate newsletters & updates for business stakeholders.

Editing can add value by improving the language & accessibility of information.

“Book editing is like a Chinese meal – theoretically it can continue indefinitely. The 1st essential is to know where to start; the 2nd is to know where to stop.”
– Nicholas Hudson

Ghostwriting

If you’re excited about a publishing project, but don’t have the time or writing experience to put your words down on a page, we can help. Let’s discuss the best format for your ideas. Given a clear and susbstantial idea of what you want to say and how you want to say it, we can transform your … Continue reading Ghostwriting

Writing for the web

Websites are a unique medium. They use words, like print, but they’re interactive. Words need to be employed differently. How is writing for the web different? People read differently (or more accurately, don’t read) online. Research has found people scan the screen looking for the next link to click. Interactivity means users are task driven. They want to DO. Words (and … Continue reading Writing for the web

Developmental edits

If, as a new author, trying to get started feels a bit like fumbling around in the dark, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Producing a large document with lots of information requires careful thought to structure & organisation. Piecing together a book or a large report is a very different skill to simply writing … Continue reading Developmental edits

Copy edits

What exactly is copy editing, and why do you need it? Copy editing is the process of checking the punctuation, grammar, spelling, appropriateness of language use & clarity of a text. Whether your text is a 60,000 word book or a 10-page newsletter, copy editing can add value by improving the language & accessibility of … Continue reading Copy edits

Proofreads

A proofreader provides a new pair of eyes to do a final check of your publication, to pick up any typos or howling errors that are likely to get between your reader & your message. Proofreading assumes structure & grammatical checks have already been run, so a proofread generally won’t revisit these areas in any … Continue reading Proofreads