Proofreading for International Students

A university-approved proofreader for: 

  • Auckland University

  • Auckland University of Technology (AUT) 

  • Auckland Student Services

  • Massey University

  • Manukau Institute of Technology

I also do formatting and layout checks on reference lists and in-text citations in APA and Chicago. Be sure to include your reference list in the word count. It is essential that the formatting of the reference list is checked. Reference list generators often make errors.

 Note: I'm available during the Christmas/New Year period!


Here's all you have to do:

  • Send me your document's word count from the Contact Page.

  • I'll reply with a detailed quotation.

  • Send me your document.

  • I'll do a final word count and send you an invoice.

  • Pay the invoice by internet transfer (I'll provide a receipt if you are able to claim reimbursement).

  • I'll begin proofreading your document.




Customer Feedback

Gary did a great job proofreading my dissertation.

"Gary did a great job proofreading my dissertation. I was struggling to find a proofreader to proofread my dissertation but luckily I came across Gary after doing more research online. Although there were only two weeks left until the due date, Gary was very willing to proofread my work and got back to me on time after proofreading each of my dissertation chapters. He also did some light editing on my work which I also appreciated. He was easy to get in contact with, responded promptly and did a great job proofreading my work. I would definitely recommend Gary to other students wanting to get their work proofread."

  • Pasepa Katia

24 Jun 2019

worth the investment to polish my thesis to an even higher standard.

I had a large Masters thesis of over 50,000 words that I needed to be proof read within a certain amount of time. I found Gary very easy to connect and work with. Gary was responsive and completed the work on time and to a high standard. It was worth the investment to polish my thesis to an even higher standard.

  • Sarah Mccallum

25 Jun 2019

[My facilitator was] impressed at the level of correctness regarding all my papers.

I have recently completed my Bachelor of Management degree.  Gary Ferguson proofread and polished up all my papers before I handed them in.

The feedback from my facilitator was excellent following my engagement with Gary.  They were impressed at the level of correctness regarding all my papers.

I found Gary very professional and prompt in his work to proofread all my documents.

Happy to be called for feedback if required.

  • Shaneel Prasad
  • General Manager – Operations, Engineering & Supply at Thermakraft Ltd, Auckland

11 Jun 2019

Read my testimonials page to check further on my credibility.


I'm Gary Ferguson.







At EXECUTIVE EDITING I offer a top quality Kiwi proofreading and editing service from Auckland, New Zealand. I polish prose and edit errors for INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, business people, writers and others. 

Doctoral and Master's theses a specialty.

My particular areas of expertise and experience are Science, Engineering, Metallurgy and Photography. I've also corrected theses on Medicine, Education, the Law and many other disciplines.                 

My emphasis is on quality.

'The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten' (Anon).

I formalised my status with a Diploma in Proofreading & Editing from the well-known New Zealand Institute of Business Studies and have offered my services with confidence for the last ten years.