Clear Edit: Sylvia and Matthew Bauer's proofreading and editing experience

Clear Edit Proof Reading & Editing Editing and proof reading services

About us


Clear Edit is owned and operated by Sylvia and Matthew Bauer in Motueka, New Zealand. We edit and proofread for clients based in New Zealand and around the world.

We're qualified and experienced, and provide professional, personalised and competitively priced services to ensure your writing looks professional, sounds professional, and achieves your intended results.



Sylvia Bauer
I've done a range of communications-related work both in the United States for National Public Radio, and in New Zealand for government and not-for-profit organisations.

Since starting Clear Edit NZ in 2006 I've focussed on providing top quality editing services for the written word.

I'm your first port of call and will help with your editing and proofreading enquiries, including scheduling, estimates, administration and accounts.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Proofreading and Editing (New Zealand Institute of Business Studies, 2006)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certificate in Audio Engineering and Music Production

Editing experience:

  • educational publications
  • government publications
  • life histories
  • medical writing
  • plain English editing
  • social sciences
  • structural editing
  • travel writing
  • website editing

Contact me - I look forward to discussing how we can help with your project.



Matthew Bauer

Matthew is our main editor, proofreader and formatter. He has 15 years of experience in the print and publishing industry as a graphic designer and proofreader in the United States and New Zealand. He has also worked as a professional sound engineer, editing spoken word productions in English and te reo Māori.

Matthew has particular expertise and experience with working in Microsoft Word, including formatting using Word's automated headings, styles and table of contents features.

Matthew's qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Communications)

Specialty subjects and experience:

  • academic publications
  • British/American/New Zealand English language differences
  • formatting in Microsoft Word
  • government publications
  • large projects
  • music and sound
  • plain English copy editing
  • science and conservation
  • technical reports
  • te reo Māori






"Thank you so much for taking such an active interest and being so incredibly kind and helpful, it really makes all the difference!…" [read more]

K.R., PhD Candidate

"Thank you so much for doing such a thorough job so quickly, we are very impressed."

C.M.

New Zealand Government


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