Assessors and Editors

Disclaimer: This list of assessors and editors contains names, contact info and links. However, the NZSA can take no responsibility for the quality of work that is offered.

NZSA Members


Assessors

Fleur Beale – Fiction

Norman Bilbrough – fiction for children, YA and adults; non-fiction; short stories

Diane Brown – poetry; fiction; short story (contact via NZSA office@nzauthors.org.nz)

Shirley Corlett – fiction for children, YA and adults; short stories

Christine Cloughley – Adult fiction, non-fiction

Christine Dale – children’s books

Barbara Else – Non-fiction/fiction – short story, novel

Chris Else – Non-fiction/fiction – short story, novel

Bronwyn Elsmore – Fiction (adult, short story, novels), non-fiction, plays (contact via NZSA office@nzauthors.org.nz)

Mandy Hager – YA fiction

Siobhan Harvey – Poetry

Majella Cullinane – poetry, short stories, historical fiction and essays

Anna Mackenzie – YA fiction

Tina Makereti – Non-fiction, fiction, Maori

Janice Marriott – life writing; children’s novels; short stories

Lesley Marshall – fiction (incl romance); non-fiction (inc theses); family history

Sue McCauley – fiction

Rae McGregor – adult fiction, adult non-fiction, biography, children’s writing

Janine McVeagh – children’s fiction’ adult non-fiction

Diana Menefy – fiction/ non-fiction

Kyle Mewburn – Fiction children/YA

Lee Murray – Fiction, adult/YA, short story

Dan Myers– fiction; non-fiction

Vivienne Plumb – Poetry

Jo Randerson – Theater

Sue Reidy – fiction (adult general fiction, crime, YA, children’s) and memoir

Paddy Richardson – short story, novel

Joan Rosier-Jones – fiction; memoir; family history

Tina Shaw – Taupo; fiction

Deborah Shepard – fiction, memoir/biography

Vanda Symon – Fiction (crime)

Geoff Walker – fiction; general non fiction

Sue Wootton – poetry

Jenny Haworth – historical fiction, non-fiction history

Jenny Argante – non-fiction; fiction

 

Editors

Adrienne Morris (AM Publishing New Zealand)  – Professional editing and proofreading services.  Auckland.

Donna Blaber – an experienced editor providing an affordable editing and proofreading service.

Sue Copsey – development and copy editor

Drill Press – Structural editing, copywriting, proofreading.

Editline (NZAMA member) – fiction (incl romance); non-fiction (incl theses); family history. Northland

David Filer – editing and proofreading services; non-fiction, especially historical works. Wellington

Penelope Todd – structural and copy-editing of fiction, YA and creative non-fiction

Total Fiction Services (NZAMA members) – fiction & non-fiction; children; poetry.  Wellington

Non NZSA Members


Assessors

Kathryn Burnett – scripts.  Auckland

Christine Dale (NZAMA member) – fiction and non-fiction for children and YA.  Parakai

Dr Susanna Lyle – non fiction

Coles & Lopez – Manuscript assessment, editing (fiction and non-fiction) and proofreading.

Polygraphia Ltd (NZAMA member) – editing; assessing – academic texts; non-fiction. Auckland

First Words Writing Service – manuscript assessors and editors, all genres considered

Editors:

Cushion Editing Services – Expert copy editing and proofreading.

Crucial Corrections – proofreading and copy editing services for fiction and non-fiction manuscripts. Cambridge NZ.

IntellInk – Small written communications agency that specialises in copy writing and professional proofreading and editing. Sandringham

Meerkat Editing Services – editing; proofreading.  New Plymouth

Clearlingo – Professional proofreading and copy-editing service for fiction and non-fiction. South Canterbury

Scribendi – proofreading and editing – based in Canada

Get it Right Proofreading Services – Based in Australia. Offering proofreading and editing

Professional body


The NZ Association of Manuscript Assessors (NZAMA)
The New Zealand Association of Manuscript Assessors (NZAMA) is a group of professional New Zealand-based editors and writers who offer authors objective advice and guidance on how to bring their work closer to publishable standard. We have all worked in manuscript assessing, editing and/or the teaching of writing.

NZAMA has a code of professional practice and strict entry criteria. The purpose of NZAMA is to give writers confidence in the professional capabilities of its members and thereby help writers avoid exploitation by unscrupulous operators in the field of mentoring, publishing advice and manuscript assessment.

Writers need to contact members individually for fees and other details, such as how to present manuscripts (e.g. do not email manuscripts as attachments unless the assessor has agreed). Please make enquiries by email or write with a stamped self-addressed envelope. www.elseware.co.nz/NZAMA