Editing and proofreading

Looking for a Melbourne editor or proofreader? I can help.

aRE YOUR WORDS NOT QUITE RIGHT? dO THEY NEED A LITTLE SPRUCING OR PERFECTING?

 I’ve got your back

 

Writing can challenging—especially when it’s about you, or something close to your heart. And when you stare at the same words on the page, over and over, and have no clue what to do . . .

 

Well, that’s where I come in.

 

Whether you’re in need of a proofread to ensure perfection, or need a skilled editor to transform your words into impactful sentences, I’m your gal.

A grammar nerd at heart, I have a natural knack for improving sentences. Whether it’s syntax, parenthetic expressions, commas or capitalisations, I excel—because there’s nothing better than reading through a piece incredible writing that makes you exhale in delight.

Ahhhhhhhh. 

But I’m not just a grammar nerd—I’ve also studied editing at a university level.

And not to toot my own horn (okay, maybe I’ll toot it just a little . . .), but I was in the top 15% of my university cohort, with a distinction average.

I began my editing career as the online editor of my then-university’s magazine, and from, there, I’ve never looked back.

Now, I edit blogs, web pages, flyers, official documents, annual reports, social media posts, labels, menus, and literally anything else you can think of.

(Yes, I am that nerd that edits everything in public. A misplaced capital letter wounds me like an arrow to the heart.)

What can I say? I’m just a bit of a grammar nerd: which is exactly what you want. 

EDITING

I can provide substantive and line-by-line editing. To put it simply, as an experienced editor, I can:

  • Tackle that half-written copy and wrangle it into neat tresses
  • Provide conceptual and structural feedback
  • Re-order your words so they make the biggest impact
  • Help you truly take your audience on a journey through words

The right editing makes a world of difference—I promise.

 

Proofreading

Already happy with your copy, but want to double check there’s no wayward errors?

I know the feeling.

There’s nothing worse than writing a brilliant piece of work, only to notice a pesky out-of-place comma after the fact—or to see you’ve accidentally written “here” instead of “here”.

Eeeeeeek!

They’re, there.

Leave your error anxiety at the door. By hiring a good proofreader, you can:

  • Ensure your copy is as mistake-free as possible
  • Get rid of any unwanted capital letters, commas or spelling errors
  • Have peace of mind, knowing an second pair of expert eyes has your back
  • Ensure consistency throughout the copy, making you look even snazzier!

 

But don’t just take my word for it. Take a look at some of what my past clients have said about my work.

I chose to work with Zoe because of her extensive journalism background, and willingness to tackle challenging subject matter.

I’ve used Zoe many times now for copyediting, copywriting and proofreading, and keep going back because she’s truly excellent at what she does.

I found working with Zoe to be seamless. She’s great with communication, taking complicated content and crafting it into easy-to-read copy, and sticking to timelines.

Zoe is a friendly and excellent copywriter who I’ll definitely work with again and again.

Bec Djapovic

Copywriter and Voiceovers, Bec Djapovic Communications

I hired Zoe to do an edit and proofread of an annual report I was working on for an NGO in the Northern Territory.

She was very thorough, and offered great suggestions throughout the document. I would definitely hire Zoe again! It was great to know my document was in safe hands.

Nyree Slatter

Chief Wordsmith, Well Versed NT

Zoe is a professional and capable freelance writer who can produce clean, engaging copy on anything from a department store complaint that’s trending on social media to an investigation of the aged care system. Her copy is clean, she files on time and is very pleasant to deal with. She has good ideas, handles feedback well and always has a sense of humour.

Kerry Warren

Former commissioning editor, News.com.au

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So, are you in need of a Melbourne editor or proofreader?