Wellington Independent Book Consultants

Below are the Independent Book Consultants listed within the Wellington Region.



I am an Accredited Editor of the Australian Institute of Professional Editors with a postgraduate editing and proofreading qualification from Whitireia New Zealand. I am based in Wellington, but provide services internationally.

I have 25 years of writing and editing experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors. My background is in international aid and development, and my experience has spanned many sectors including health, social services, corrections, agriculture, fisheries, renewable energy, disaster management, water and sanitation.

Contact me for all your non-fiction editing requirements.

Contact details:   Email: helen_bradford@yahoo.co.uk  Web: www.helenbradfordeditor.com

Alix Campbell – Bloom Editing


My name is Alix from Bloom Editing. I am a perfectionist with a passion for words. I have a BA in English Literature and have studied editing as part of the post graduate Publishing Diploma through the highly regarded publishing programme at Whitireia, New Zealand. I am currently a contributing editor at The Lumiere Reader, New Zealand's leading online film and arts review. I also have many years experience with writing, editing and proofreading in the public service, including drafting and editing material on behalf of various parliamentary ministers. My interests include literature, gardening, health and nutrition, writing for the web, photography, the outdoors and more. I would love to edit your work and I am happy to consider and quote for all forms of writing.

"In thirteen years journalism, Alix Campbell is one of the best sub-editors I have worked alongside. She is hard-working, thorough, reliable, perceptive; just great to work with. I highly recommend her for any job where these qualities are valued."

- Alexander Bisley, Journalist, and Editor at The Lumiere Reader

My services include editing and proofreading for all kinds of clients including but not limited to:

  • Students
  • Authors
  • Government or corporate writers
  • Businesses
  • Website owners and bloggers
  • Those with English as a second language

Contact details: Alix Campbell – Bloom Editing,  Email: bloomediting@gmail.com  Web: www.bloomediting.co.nz


Skye Bothma – WEB EDITOR


  • Proofreading
  • Editing for online and print
  • Academic editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Website content editing and administration
  • Small-run book publishing
  • Audio transcription
  • Medical transcription
  • Copy-typing

I am a professional editor with a Diploma in Publishing from Whitireia Polytech and also diplomas in book editing and travel writing from NZIBS, and have worked in business communications and publishing since 1998 in various industries from commercial business, law and medicine to government and radio broadcasting. I studied horticulture after leaving school, have travelled extensively overseas, and have a wide range of interests which makes me well-suited to tackling texts with a variety of topics.

Some of her key projects include:

  • Kiwi Swim Safe – CD ROM based teaching resource, Swimming New Zealand
  • Spiritual Nature – R Patel, self-published through WordsWorth Publishing
  • Seeking Community – Multiple Authors, Standards Plus
  • Walking Wellington – Kathy Ombler, New Holland Publishers
  • Growing Plants – GK Moriarty, Reed Publishing
  • The Winter Game – Todd Nicholls, Mainstream Publishing

“Throughout the writing and editing process, Skye did far more than just edit.  She provided me with a great deal of advice, support and guidance. I have no hesitation in recommending her.” – Todd Nicholls, author

Contact details: Skye Bothma, Ph: +64 4 232 7421 or mobile: +64 21 061 1026, Email: admin@webeditor.co.nz  Web: www.webeditor.co.nz

Chris and Diane Benge – Kapiti Print Media


  • Book and Cover Design
  • Proofreading
  • Text editing
  • Copywriting
  • Photo restoration
  • Web design

With a Masters degree in English literature and a background in English teaching and editing, Chris Benge has helped many authors and publishers bring their manuscripts up to publishing standard. His text proofing focus is complemented by Diane's experience in writing for and editing a national bimonthly magazine for more than a decade: she focuses on the clarity and readability of text. Together they offer a comprehensive service in manuscript preparation.

In addition to this, Kapiti Print Media has designed covers and text for a number of self-publishers, including prolific NZ social historian and novelist David McGill, local and family historians, children's writers, and various New Zealand organisations. They also create websites to assist publishers to promote and sell their work online.

Publishing a book is a great adventure and labour, almost like giving birth. Chris and Diane love helping writers to create in book form what they have lived with and dreamed about for so long.

Contact details: Chris and Diane Benge, Ph: 04 902 5703, Mobile: 021 104 1122, Email: info@kpm.co.nz Web: http://www.kapitiprintmedia.co.nz

We are always looking for more people to add to this directory so if you are competent, professional, able to provide a service and would like to be listed on this page please contact us.