Get your story straight!
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Why choose TJ Withers-Ryan?
Get your story straight!
Want to make your story the best it can be? Just ask me!
I’m a freelance editor, proofreader and copywriter with years of varied experience in fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, and academic theses and textbooks.
I’m fast, thorough, and unflinchingly accurate.
Official endorsement by Caleb Mayne:
“I engaged Tirzah to edit my undergraduate dissertation on the maintenance schedule of a diesel-electric locomotive engine. Even though she does not work in the maintenance engineering field, Tirzah was able to dissect and clarify the content. The work was completed quickly and accurately.”
Structural and copy editing:
Are your characters running amok? Does your dialogue sound less than real? Does your plot have too many confusing twists and turns? Are you struggling with consistency errors? Let’s get your story straightened out.
When it comes to grammar and spelling, near enough is not good enough. I have an ‘eagle eye’ for detail. Let me make your project word perfect.
I am also an experienced indexer.
Copywriting and corporate copy editing:
Getting your business out there means getting help to say exactly what you mean to say. Shoot me an email with details of your business and the writing project you need help with!
Websites and company blogs? Can do. I have experience in writing everything from financial investment advice to aged care education to personal training advertisements.
English not your first language?
No problem! I have worked with many people to help them write better in English. I can help with your thesis or your story.
If you have the story but don’t have the words, I can help. Ghost writing is a long and involved process so please give me as much detail about your project when you get in touch, so that I can give a quote.
You know you’ll be in good hands.
I have received many awards for my own writing, including national English and Creative Writing competitions and the Quest Young Star Award for Arts 2005. I am an active member of the writing associations in my area – the Society of Editors (Qld) and the Queensland Writers Centre. I am also a book reviewer for Writers’ Web. I was Facilitator and Secretary of the Dugong Writers’ Critique Group in Brisbane. So you know you’ll be in good hands.
My rates are standard for editors in Australia:
- Copy editing: $50 an hour.
- Structural editing: $60 an hour.
- Proofreading: $40 an hour.
- Copywriting: $40 an hour.
- Reader’s Report for children’s manuscript: $150 total for project.
- Rewriting and ghost writing: $60 an hour.
All rates are negotiable depending on the complexity or technical detail of the text. Send me a sample of your manuscript for a full quote.
Business opening hours:
- Monday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
- Sunday: Closed
Microsoft Office 2007:
- Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook Express
- Adobe Creative Suite CS6:
- InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver
- Filemaker Pro, MYOB
- Touch Typing:
- Approx 90 wpm
Get a quote:
Shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your manuscript, a synopsis of the overall plot, and any notes you’ve made on what you think are the strengths and weaknesses in your manuscript, project or website.
You can also connect with me via LinkedIn.