2Write for writing and editing

copy editing and proofreading

A book, university thesis, research assignment or annual report takes time and effort. That’s why it’s so important to have a fresh pair of eyes in the final stages. Mistakes can affect your credibility, reputation and grades. For peace of mind, 2Write provides skilful copy editing and proofreading that will turn your document into a piece of work you’re proud to submit or publish.


We’ll discuss your specific needs and offer a competitive price. Our editing and proofreading services will ensure your document has:

  • correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and English usage
  • clear, concise, accurate sentence structure and meaning
  • consistent expression and style
  • consistent formatting of paragraphs, headings, fonts, tables, headers and footers, references etc

We’ll also suggest improvements to your writing and point out repetitions, omissions and unclear text using the ‘track changes’ and ‘comments’ functions. This means you always make the final decisions and maintain control of your document.

International student support

We’re experienced in working with international students and others for whom English is not their first language. As volunteers in Timor-Leste from 2013-2015, Pat taught writing and communication skills to local World Vision staff, while Pip ran English conversation classes at Timor’s national university and creative writing workshops for local  researchers.

NB: If you’re a NZ Aid scholarship student, you may be entitled to financial support to have your PhD proofread. Check with your international scholarships manager!

2Write editing and proofreading contracts include:

  • PhD and Masters theses and proposals
  • university research projects and updates
  • public and private sector reports and submissions
Hi Pip, Thank you for your patient suggestions and comments! Also 
I very much appreciate those explanatory notes, these will help me 
improve my thesis. Warm regards. 
- Ollie, MA student, Victoria University of Wellington

Dear Pip, Thank you for your great help. Best wishes.
- Cindy, MA student, Victoria University of Wellington

Dear Pip, Today I have processed all your edits and comments, you 
have done an amazing job. Thanks!
- Mirjam Lasthuizen, PhD student, The Netherlands

Thank you for turning that [gender equity report] around so 
quickly once again. We are very grateful for your help with this.
- Noelle McCarthy, Victoria University of Wellington