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"If you have a big enough dictionary, just about everything is a word."

Dave Berry

Need an editor or proofreader?

No matter how comprehensively researched and how well written, all documents can benefit from editing and proofreading to ensure that the writer's ideas are communicated in the best possible way.

Archetype has experienced editors and proofreaders and offers three levels of editing: 

  • Proof-reading for typographical errors, punctuation, grammar and spelling.

  • General Editing for consistency of style and presentation in both content and formatting. This makes documents easier to read and includes proofreading.

  • Structural Editing for ensuring overall consistency of style and readability, and for ensuring that the document will succeed in communicating with its intended audience. This may include re-writing of sentences or paragraphs, and re-structuring of the document. This level of editing, which includes proof-reading and general editing, is particularly useful for documents contributed to by several people or by those for whom English is a second language.


Archetype can edit and format your academic paper, thesis or dissertation to APA standards.


Prompt and Precise!


Archetype gets the words right! 

"If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have
something to do with a shortage of flowers."

James A. Wolf

Selected Editing Projects and Clients

Papawai Media: Archetype contracts to Papawai Media for the provision of editing and proofreading services for all Papawai Media books.

Breast Cancer Network (NZ) Inc: Sue Claridge was the researcher-writer-editor of the Breast Cancer Network magazine, Upfront U Kaiora, from 2003 to 2016. She edited seventy-five editions of the magazine, the Conference Proceedings for the 1st New Zealand National Conference for those affected by breast cancer in 2007, and the proceedings/reports on the 2012 and 2014 One Day Seminars. 

JR McKenzie Trust: Archetype has completed two editing projects for the JR McKenzie Trust See Here Project: The See Here Case Report: Improving services to children with mild and moderate vision impairment in New Zealand; and a summary document created from the See Here final evaluation report - Challenges and Lessons in Advocacy by Community Organisations.

Freelance Editing and Proofreading: Archetype has undertaken editing and proofreading of numerous postgraduate theses and dissertations, for students from several tertiary institutions (including Auckland University, Massey University and Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design), on a range of subjects (education, the arts, commerce, law and the sciences). Such work is undertaken according to the guidelines of the tertiary institutions for the editing and proofreading of assessable manuscripts.

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