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.


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

I used Grammarly, and also my supervisors gave feedback on my writing, but still, there were so many repetitive mistakes

Hi Gary

 I would like to thank you again for your wonderful support in proofreading my Master's thesis. I did the writing workshops that are offered by the University and, of course, I used Grammarly, and also my supervisors gave feedback on my writing, but still, there were so many repetitive mistakes remaining. Thank you so much for identifying them and helping me recognise and learn where I still get it wrong. 

And also, thank you for taking the time to help me with this so fast and fitting my time schedule. It felt good to submit my thesis to such a high professional standard. 

 My supervisors told me that my thesis was very good and that I am generating new knowledge. This means that we will be publishing one or even several papers in peer-reviewed journals after the thesis was graded later. This is very exciting for me. 

 I hope you might be available to help me with the proofreading of the article(s) later this year as well? That would be fantastic.

 Of course, I recommend your services to my colleagues too.

 Again, thank you! And thank you for always being so reliable, prompt, and willing to help even when there was little time and a pressing deadline. 

 Warmest regards

Christine Becker


16 May 2023

Gary helped me in polishing my thesis

I am pursuing a Master of Architecture (Professional) degree at the Unitec Institute of Technology. When I prepared my research document, I sought assistance from Gary Ferguson to proofread my thesis. As an international student from China, English is my second language, and I was worried about whether the readers could understand my ideas. Gary helped me in polishing my thesis. I feel more confident with my thesis because of his service. He corrected my grammar and spelling mistakes. Gary rephrased my weird sentences without altering their meanings. My thesis became fluent after his proofreading. Also, Gary responded very promptly. This is very helpful for me to manage my thesis submission on time. I highly appreciate him, and I sincerely recommend his proofreading service.

Kind regards,

Yinsu Li


15 May 2023

Your contribution was significant,

Hi Gary,

 My deepest gratitude for the incredible job you've done proofreading my thesis. Your attention to detail for ensuring that every word is accurate and concise has been truly remarkable. I appreciate the time and effort you have put into proofreading every chapter, and the quality of your work has met my expectation. 

Your contribution was  significant, and I am truly grateful.

 All the best. 



  • 15/5/2023

14 May 2023

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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 more than ten years.