Non-fiction Editing & Proofreading

Reach your audience with clear, elevated and effective writing.


Your writing and hard work deserve respect! That’s why I edit and proofread with the aim of preserving your intentions so it’s your voice that reaches your audience.


You want the best for your project and your readers. Working with me puts you in the safe hands of a knowledgeable editor who can elevate your words with even the lightest touch.


You thrive when you have the right support. I take the time to understand your heart and your values so I can help you achieve the success you’re striving for.

“Liz continually amazes me with her ability to understand topics in my specialist field beyond the depths of her training, so much so that she can interpret, clarify and restructure information with a fresh, accurate and succinct perspective. Liz is a pleasure to work with.”

Sarah Russell

Paediatric occupational therapist, Australia


What does a proofreader do?

Language use

For a basic proofread, I’ll read your text carefully to check that the grammar, spelling, punctuation and words that you’ve chosen are used both accurately and consistently. As an advocate of conscious language, I’ll also highlight any language that is potentially harmful to your readers.


If your text has already been made up into its final format (for example, a magazine or a presentation), I’ll also check things like spacing, alignment and text styles.

What does a proofreader not do?

When I’m proofreading, I won’t routinely check any data you’ve included or rewrite any of your sentences.

For a piece of writing that needs more attention, I recommend copyediting.

What does a copyeditor do?

Language use

During the copyediting stage, I’ll edit your writing to make sure that your grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage are accurate. If I come across any language that is potentially harmful to your readers, I’ll suggest alternatives.

Purpose and flow

I’ll also make sure that your writing flows well, that there is consistency throughout, and that it serves the purpose you intend for it. This may involve rewording small sections, but I will do this without removing your voice.

Style sheet

If you don’t already have one, I’ll also provide you with a style sheet to use whenever you work on a writing project. This list of all of your editorial and formatting decisions will be an invaluable reference to ensure your style is consistent across all projects.

“Working with Liz has been magical and transformative for both me and my business. She has helped me to clarify the messages I write so what my clients and audience receive is clear and exactly as I intended.

She has a special ability to polish my work while preserving my unique voice and intentions, and she can turn a piece of my writing into a masterpiece that honours me and the essence of what I wrote.

She’s also been helping and inspiring me to improve my writing and storytelling skills so I can share more about who I am in a way that is authentically me.

I wholeheartedly recommend having Liz on your team to anyone looking for extra support with their content and more clarity in what they deliver to their audience.”

Mariana Lennert

Embodiment mentor, Australia


Hi! I’m Liz. My pronouns are she/her. Thank you for being here! You can find out some key things about me below and learn even more by clicking the yellow button.

  • I'm passionate about supporting small businesses, organisations and independent writers.
  • I've had the privilege of working with writers from over 25 countries.
  • I've been trained by The Publishing Training Centre.
  • I'm an ELT specialist with expertise in academic writing, business writing and teacher training.
  • Quote from Emma, a small business owner. "For anyone requiring thoughtful, informed and forensic proofreading, Liz is the BEST."


I may ask to see a sample of your work, and if you need help with a longer project, we can discuss a sample copyedit or proofread so you can feel confident that I’m the right professional for you.

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