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

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Clear Edit Proof Reading & Editing

About us

Clear Edit is owned and operated by Sylvia and Matthew Bauer. We edit and proofread for clients based here in New Zealand, and overseas.

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 focused 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.


  • 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 over 20 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

Questions about our editing services? Contact us

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

K.R., PhD Candidate

"I worked with Sylvia and Matthew at Clear Edit for over four years. Matthew provided high-quality copyediting service and was always very professional, reliable and also delivered his work in a timely manner, even working at night or weekends to meet…" [read more]

Katharina Bauer [no relation]

University of Auckland

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