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The red pen is the copy-editor's scalpel

METATEXT can take your writing and polish it up into proper, formal English, suitable for publication.

We specialise in academic texts, whether dissertations, theses, journal articles to be published or student essays. We also specialise in English as a second language text - our translation background helps us to understand common ESL errors and help you get your message across in English, whether we speak your first language or not. However, we'll have a look at anything that you want to send us.

All quotes are indicative only. Our usual rates for copy-editing are $NZ30 per 1000 words. For all New Zealand residents, add GST of 15%.