Lead Editor

Liz Ardley
MA Eng Lit (1st Class). CELTA. GradDip TESOL. GradDip Journalism. GradDip Teaching (Secondary).

Liz Ardley is a creative all-rounder who focuses on proofreading/editing/writing/rewriting. With an MA (First Class) in English Literature, a Diploma in Journalism and a Diploma in Secondary Teaching, Liz is well placed to produce professional, accurate work. She also has a Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language and has a particular rapport with those who write English as a second language. Liz has worked in the writing/editing field for over 30 years.

Liz originally trained as a producer with Television New Zealand before moving on to scriptwriting for various film and video production houses and working with video cooperatives. Scripts involved anything from writing corporate videos and advertisements, to documentaries and drama. During her career she has also worked as a copywriter and speechwriter and she has had many articles, book reviews and commentaries published in leading New Zealand newspapers and magazines. Liz was also the media outreach person for an education center involved in Aid and Development, set up by the Government of New Zealand. Liz worked in the world of Aid and Development for several years before moving into English language teaching, firstly through realizing the language needs of refugees in New Zealand and then through the enjoyment of international contact and the love of travel. As a teacher and a writer, Liz has written and edited both educational texts and training manuals. 

Liz's current focus on proofreading/editing/writing/rewriting has seen many satisfied clients over the years, including among academics and students, the business community, government departments, film and video makers, and publishers (newspapers, books, magazines, websites, blogs). Liz is a preferred proofreader for a number of universities both in New Zealand and internationally.