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Welcome to Writing Allsorts!

We love to help in any way we can but especially with writing, editing and proofreading. Pretty simple!

We’re an international organisation with offices in Blenheim, New Zealand and Bonita, California, USA.

Writing Allsorts is predominantly about writing, editing and proofreading but we’re business owners too. So we target two areas – corporate to small-medium businesses, and authors.

See our list of what we offer below…

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Business writing

We edit and proofread to ensure your writing is clear, tight and easily understood by your audience.

A list of what areas we can help you with can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Personal writing

Whether you’re an established author or a novice, we can help you polish your manuscript so that it’s ready for the next step whether your goal is to be traditionally published or self-published.

A list of the genres we edit and proofread can be found here.

Not sure what service you require – editing or proofreading – click here for definitions and our rates.

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Blog

International Dublin Writers Festival – 19-21 June 2020

We’re ecstatic! We’ve been invited to present our popular Editing Untangled Workshop at the 2020 International Dublin Writers Festival. The festival will run from 19-21 June 2020 and will be held at the Academy Plaza Hotel, just off of O’Connell Street in the centre of Dublin. There will also be a special welcoming book fair … Continue reading International Dublin Writers Festival – 19-21 June 2020

Editing untangled – Why do you need an editor? – Part 1

One of the things we have noticed as we’ve attended writers’ conferences and writers’ group meetings is the confusion surrounding editing. From why do I need an editor, to what does an editor do, to what type of editing do I need? Here we’ll attempt to clear the confusion by answering these and other common … Continue reading Editing untangled – Why do you need an editor? – Part 1

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Testimonials

I have just posted my completed manuscript off to the digital editor and in doing so, instead of being highly excited and jumping for joy, I experienced a deep emotional wrenching that had me crying into my hands. I wasn’t sure if it was because I was just exhausted from the nearly two-year process or it was because I was handing something precious, a part of my heart and soul to the world to pass judgement on. However, I did have the comfort in knowing that this manuscript was the best it could be and part of this I have to thank Writing Allsorts. Robyn and Bob completed the proofreading and the results were excellent, despite my requesting a very tight timeframe. They added suggestions, offered advice and most importantly, gave me support at a time when I was wobbly and losing confidence. I submitted a manuscript which looks professional, has been assessed by experts and I am one very gratified author.  Chris Stuart. “For Reasons of their Own.”

“Robyn’s editing skills greatly helped my manuscript, Halls of Ivy. She caught numerous errors that I otherwise would never have caught. Her invaluable changes in word choice and elimination of unnecessary and repetitive words helped improve the clarity and flow of my story immensely. I would recommend her editing skills to anyone looking to polish up their work ready for professional publishing.”

 

Lindsay Carlton

“I can’t thank Bob and Robyn enough for the developmental editing they did for my manuscript, Never Alone in the Sandbox. This being my first book, I had no idea the steps it takes to become a published book (still in the process!) Bob and Robyn were honest with me and very timely on their part and actually completed the edit earlier than projected. I appreciate and value all of their suggestions for revisions. Especially with being a first book, it was difficult to allow others to read it, critique it and be open to their perspective, however, Bob and Robyn made the process much easier and nonjudgmental. They truly have my best interest in mind for what I am trying to accomplish. I fully trust their skills and professionalism and highly recommend their expertise. Thanks so much to you both!”

 

Renee Schoen