Mary Dobbyn and her team have a proven reputation for providing professional, reliable and confidential proofreading services since 1998.

We pride ourselves on adding value to how our clients communicate the written word –
maintaining high standards to produce current, consistent and top-quality proofreading advice.

Our experience – your advantage

Have you ever found embarrassing and costly mistakes in your published communications?
We have the right tools to help – before it’s too late.

Mary Dobbyn and her team have combined proofreading experience of over 20 years.
Mary’s professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), UK, ensures up-to-date knowledge and resources.

Accurate, conscientious, detailed, fastidious, finicky, fussy, meticulous, particular, pernickety, reliable, strict, thorough, trustworthy.

The nitty-gritty

Our toolbox of services

All submitted documents will be checked for correctly written English in the areas of spelling,
grammar, punctuation, style/tone and word order as well as for overall consistency.
Our goal is to ensure your written presentation will fulfil its intended purpose.

Our lips are sealed

All copy supplied to us is treated as strictly confidential.

We even work after hours

Special overnight and weekend services are usually available on request.

We accept many formats

Proofs can be sent by email or courier as Word or PDF.
The marked-up copy will be returned promptly electronically or via courier.

Providing proofreading services since 1998

Our Services

Our comprehensive service spans many different types of media, such as:

  • annual and sustainability reports
  • branding and marketing material
  • investment proposals
  • magazines
  • newsletters
  • operating and training manuals
  • price lists and catalogues
  • website communications


Corporate communications and business reporting

Branding and marketing material

Newsletters and leaflets

Training/educational literature

Web communications

Our Clients

We have a well-established client base of organisations which operate in a wide range of areas, including:

  • advertising
  • education
  • entertainment and hospitality
  • finance and insurance
  • fitness and health care
  • information technology
  • manufacturing
  • marketing
  • publishing
  • recruitment
  • research


Mix Limited
Les Mills
Netball NZ


Mary and I have worked together on numerous annual reports and other corporate publications over the years; I consider her to be crucial in ensuring we continue to publish premium-quality content for our stakeholders. Corporate documents leave an impression of our organisation on thousands of stakeholders and simple errors can cost us greatly or, at the very least, make us look foolish. She is a pleasure to work with and having Mary and her team’s expertise on hand provides us with the confidence we need, every time.

Claire Smart, Communications Advisor, Zespri International Limited

Mary’s proofreading service is a routine part of our document release process and I am impressed by the number of errors detected even after several approvals in-house. Every piece of our promotional material is passed through the vigilant eyes of Mary and her team; this ensures that highly accurate and consistent messages reach our customers.

Fiona Cresswell, General Manager – Marketing Operations, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited

I never cease to be amazed at what Mary and her team pick up that would often make or break the impact of my work. It’s such a relief to have that unbiased, fresh set of fastidious eyes to ensure accuracy. I can always be assured Mary will go the extra mile to offer suggestions that add value.

Diana Parry, Creative Strategist and Storyteller, Brandwell Ltd

Our team

Mary Dobbyn

Proofreading and design have long been Mary’s favourite passions. She loves the way the English language is continually evolving with such a wealth of the written word at our fingertips – and it’s still in tactile, hard-copy format alongside digital sources.

Simon Minto

Simon sees editing as a bit like piano tuning. You don’t notice the tuner at a concert, but you’ll know if the tuner’s job hasn’t been done. Like those unpleasant sounds, badly edited writing sits flat on the page.

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    Mary Dobbyn is a Professional Member
    of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), UK.