Make Your Writing Shine



I am a freelance editor, living in New Zealand, providing a range of editing services. My qualifications include a Graduate Certificate in Editing and a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning. I enjoy teaching, read extensively and have a passion for the written word. My diverse experiences and skills have provided me with an excellent foundation to confidently work with you to ensure your writing is the best possible.



Below is an idea of what each type of editing service comprises. As each project will be different, including editing webpages, applications, and a wide range of manuscripts, the specific editing requirements will be discussed. I approach each editing assignment with objectiveness, care and professionalism. My critical and comprehensive editing skills enable me to work with you to edit projects to your needs and satisfaction.



  • ensure consistency 

  • check structure and sequence

  • ensure clarity and logical organisation

  • suggest improvements in style and content

  • reorganise and restructure problem areas

  • assist in content development

  • revise language to suit purpose

  • verify facts and revise if necessary


  • ensure consistency

  • correct errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax and usage

  • suggest revisions

  • ensure paragraphs, omissions, inaccuracies, language levels are correct

  • provide an editorial style sheet

  • check for potential legal issues

  • check organisation and logic


  • ensure consistency in spelling, punctuation, hyphenation, abbreviations and format

  • correct obvious errors in grammar, syntax and usage

  • identify wordiness and comprehension issues

  • query inconsistencies in content

  • identify any serious errors

Payment can be made by PayPal or direct credit to bank account.



The rate is NZD $50.00 per hour. Developmental editing is a more comprehensive and complex level of editing than proofreading and would, therefore, require more time to edit. Depending on the content and size of your document, you may prefer to be charged by the page, hour, word or project. Please contact us to discuss your preferences or to submit a sample of work to receive a quote.


As a Charitable Trust, the excellent presentation of our funding applications is crucial. Collaborating on these applications with Fiona from Editing Smart Services allows us to showcase our organisation in the best possible light. Fiona is not only professional but easy to work with even under the pressure of application deadlines. Fiona takes the time to listen to our requirements and offers helpful suggestions. We would thoroughly recommend Editing Smart Services.

Hornby Community Care Trust


Feel free to get in touch about your editing needs or to request a quote.

Fiona Robinson
12 Raphael Close
Rolleston 7614
Christchurch, New Zealand


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