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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

Adding Visual Impact to Your Story – Part 1: Letting your scenes tell your story

As authors, we’re all taught to develop our story primarily through our characters. We’re taught to paint detailed descriptions of our characters, use conflict, flashbacks and other methods to let the reader form images. Images of our protagonist, our antagonist, our hero, their lover and our stories supporting cast. But what about other story elements? … Continue reading Adding Visual Impact to Your Story – Part 1: Letting your scenes tell your story

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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.”

Bob and Robyn were a great addition to our student’s development as writers. Not only did they provide meaningful feedback for student writers during our mid-year jury, but they also gave a workshop about picking topics when the school was doing distance learning [during the pandemic]. I can’t wait to have them back next year.

 

Susie Strasser

San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts

Creative Writing Department Chair

Yearbook Advisor

English Department


	

Susan Strasser

“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