Do you need a proofreader?                              

Have you just written an important document but you're not sure about your spelling and punctuation?

Do you need someone to check it over before you release it to print or to the web?

Do you need someone who

  • loves being in the detail
  • is trained to spot those little slip-ups and typos
  • can help you to present accurate and professional work
  • could save you thousands in re-printing costs?

You need a second pair of eyes!                                            

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With a Diploma in Editing and Proofreading (DipEdit), plus qualifications in accounting (ACMA) and law (LLB), I know all about accuracy.

And having had articles published in business magazines, I know a thing or two about writing too.

So, before you commit to publishing your

  • leaflets
  • corporate stationery
  • promotional literature
  • newsletters
  • press releases
  • magazine articles
  • brochures
  • catalogues
  • proposals
  • business plans
  • annual reports
  • TV or film proposals, treatments or scripts 
  • website

contact me first!

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Contact

Hilary Combes DipEdit    

Cell: 0211-383-115

Email: secondpairofeyes@gmail.com

Prices are based on the type and size of document, but generally work out to be approx. 2.8 cents per word or less. Minimum fee of $40 applies.

MS Word and the ability to accept Track Changes is preferred but other file formats can be accepted. Based in Wellington, I can accept electronic text from across the country, or even from across the world!

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For tips, information and examples of real-life errors, follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SPOEProofreading

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OOOPS! Common errors

  1. Incorrect word used in text   e.g. 'there' instead of 'their'
  2. Missed letters from words   e.g. 'accomodation' instead of 'accommodation'
  3. Extra letters added   e.g. 'newspaper add' instead of 'newspaper ad'
  4. Place and road names spelt incorrectly   e.g. 'Courtney Place' instead of 'Courtenay Place'
  5. I before E except after C.... 'recieve' instead of 'receive'
  6. Wrong spelling changing the meaning of a sentence e.g. I didn't want to loose my belt  
  7. The poor apostrophe! It gets added to plurals when it is not needed ('franchise's available') and missed out when it is needed ('mens shoes').

If you know you need someone to check your work, contact me today!

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Testimonials

"Thanks so much Hilary... We appreciate your help and professionalism..."    T.I. - Quantum Sport Charitable Trust, Auckland

A "warm fuzzy" received from AM at Tamaki Pathways Trust, Auckland via the DonateNZ website.

"Thanks for all your help over the year or so, you have been brilliant."   Claire S.                                                    

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