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 Chula Visa, 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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Adding Visual Impact to Your Story – part iv – tweaking your story

We started this series by assuming you already have a story arc. Or at least a story idea and possibly an outline. For many writers, next up would likely be your characters, who they are, descriptions and so on. (Actually, it’s not unusual to have your characters in mind first and build everything around them.) … Continue reading Adding Visual Impact to Your Story – part iv – tweaking your story

Copyright – A realistic look at copyrighting your work

Recently we’ve noticed a lot of comments and questions about copyrighting your work. Hope this blog will answer many of them. This blog started out to be quite simple. Define copyright, then tell you why should or shouldn’t copyright your work. Ha! That quickly turned out to be not so simple. Then, my wonderful partner … Continue reading Copyright – A realistic look at copyrighting your work

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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.” Shortlisted for NZ Booklovers Award 2021

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

Like many others, In early 2020 when the COVID pandemic first started, I found myself with some extra time on my hands. I am in the medical field, so I also saw firsthand the way people were affected not only from the disease itself, but from being more and more sedentary. I found myself being asked many of the same questions by my patients regarding ways to improve their health and well-being. I decided to write down certain protocols that I would share with my patients to help them with these questions.

After a few months, I realized that I had enough information to put these protocols in book format. Having never written a book before, the process was a bit intimidating. I was completely lost on how to get published, how to properly format, and how to correctly edit my book.  After a chance encounter, I ran into a person who was able to help me with all of these concerns.

Bob and Robyn at Writing Allsorts were the perfect team for me. They were very thorough with their editing, as I’m no Hemmingway, and were easy to work with. They made poignant recommendations and were able to offer various options to make my writing flow more smoothly, along with making it sound more professional. They understood that this book was my baby, so to speak, so they left the “soul” intact while assisting with the prose and formatting.

Moreover, they were able to walk me through the publishing process, which turned out to be easier than I thought. There was never a time where I didn’t think I could lean on them for anything I needed to get this thing to the finish line.

Lastly, the pricing was more than fair, especially seeing as how they not only walked you through the publishing, but were still available afterward for all of the inevitable questions that came up after the sales start.

I’m not sure if I will be writing another book or not, but I assure you that if I do, I will use Writing Allsorts again for all of my needs.

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