About Us


All About Words was established in 2004 as a professional proofreading company offering a high-quality service. Our principal, Susan Shaw, has been working as a proofreader from her Auckland base since 1997. She has worked for a wide variety of clients: from advertising agencies, international organisations and global publishing houses to a diverse mix of New Zealand corporates, institutions and companies.


Our extensive experience in working with both Kiwi and international clients has been built into a flexible proofreading service, which caters effectively for customers in different time zones. That flexibility means we can adapt our work to suit the specific requirements of your proofing projects. We value our approachable style and we welcome your enquiries at any time via email or phone.

High standards and attention to detail

As we proofread your documents, we pay meticulous attention to details such as spelling, punctuation, grammar, style, tone and overall consistency. We take great care as we strive to improve the standard of the written material entrusted to us by our broad range of customers. We are proud of our high standards and excellent customer service has always been a vital part of the All About Words proofreading business.

Confidentiality and reliability

Your documents will be treated with confidence and respect. You can trust All About Words to provide a reliable and dependable service.

Competitive rates

Our proofreading charges are competitive. We are happy to quote for individual proofing assignments, recurring publications and ongoing projects.