Editing, Copy Editing & Proofreading Services
for Personal Documents


English Editing & Proofreading Services

When writing personal documents of any type, such as letters, eulogies, memoirs, invitations, speeches, biographies, emails, blogs, CVs, job applications, etc., it is always a good idea to bring in a fresh pair of eyes to perfect your writing and ensure you receive the best possible response to your document.

Many of your personal documents are meant to be read by people who will form an opinion about you. It could have negative consequences if your written material does not present you in the best possible light. The way you write is representative of your personality, style and attitude.

With my assistance, you can make the right impression and come across as competent, professional and articulate. I collaborate with you to produce a document that demonstrates correct English usage while retaining your voice, personal subjectivity and intent.

I respect and value your writing as your own, and with my help in polishing it, your thoughts, opinions, information or message are presented in a clear and effective way.


Your work is respected

Your personal written material receives the same level of care and attention as that of any other client. All comments and changes are simply suggestions showing you possible improvements and adjustments. In the final version, you only accept and implement those that suit you.


Your unique voice is retained

Throughout the process, I strive to maintain your voice so that the polished document still feels like it is very much your own. I ensure your personality, insights, opinions, feelings and experiences still shine through in your documents, in an appropriate way.


Expertise On Demand

Have my expertise available when you need it and only pay for the service you require. I can do your urgent project after-hours and on the weekend if necessary! Don’t stress about last-minute mistakes in your work – I can help you meet your deadline and deliver a polished document.



The purpose of editing your personal document is to deliver writing that is clear, concise, coherent and compelling. Get your meaning and intention across effectively with well-written documents.

My editing service looks at your document as a whole and focuses on its content, structure, language, formatting and the requirements of its target reader.

The editing task involves reviewing and enhancing your text to improve the flow and overall quality of your writing. In addition, I can improve your writing style as well as the layout and presentation of the document if you wish.

I also identify and remove ambiguity and vagueness in your writing by eliminating all unnecessary words and phrases. This ensures that all your ideas fit together logically and are expressed persuasively so your document makes sense.

In brief, to improve the readability and impact of your written material, I polish your language, tighten the logic of your writing, and help you produce a document that is fit for purpose.



Copy editing and proofreading are the final steps to completing your document. With my assistance, you can be confident that your writing conveys the right meaning and does what you intend it to do.

The smallest slip in your writing could have negative consequences, so avoid misunderstandings and ambiguity with clear, concise and error-free writing.

Copy editing improves your document’s sentence structure, choice of words, grammar usage and format as well as its overall appearance. It checks too, that your style of writing is appropriate for the written material’s purpose and intended reader.

Proofreading your personal document involves correcting the surface errors in your writing. This means eliminating all the obvious and common spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting errors.

Certain words and punctuations, if used incorrectly, can change the entire meaning of the text. Therefore, to avoid embarrassing and costly mistakes, it is essential that your personal documents are completely free of errors before you send them to or share them with the intended reader.

Want to know more? Contact Renell today on +64 (0)29 1230 158 or renellj@proofperfect.co.nz

Commentary & Feedback

I do more than simply provide editing and proofreading services for your document; I also provide positive, constructive criticism and individual feedback on your written material. If you wish, I can explain and discuss the editorial suggestions for improvement as well as corrections and changes made to your work.

Formatting & Templates

If you have either given me or requested specific formatting guidelines, I will follow those; if not, I will create an appropriate format, ensuring internal consistency throughout the document. I can also provide you with advice on formats and templates before you begin writing your document.


Powerpoint Presentations

Do you have a presentation to deliver? Let me improve your PowerPoint presentation, making sure the content is clear and free of errors. If necessary, I can extract and condense your copious notes into a lucid, succinct and compelling presentation, with a suitable template and theme-appropriate images.

Read what clients say about Proof Perfect NZ’s English editing & proofreading services for personal documents.

Packages & Pricing

Options are available for all services:
on-demand hourly rate | project-based fee | monthly retainer

The fee charged depends on the service selected and quality of the written material.

While I do not follow a ‘charge per word’ fee model because this penalizes clients who write well, a quotation based on a ‘per word’ or ‘per page’ rate can be provided if preferred.

Editing | 
Copy editing | Proofreading |
Website copywriting, editing, proofreading & review |
Combination of any of these, bundled

Not sure which service is right for you?

I’m happy to help you choose

Contact me today to discuss your requirements
and the service that best suits your project.

Obtain a free, no-obligation quotation today!

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Contact Details

Location: Timberland Drive, Millwater, Silverdale, Auckland, 0932

Postal Address: PO Box 300609, Albany, Auckland, 0752

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