About me

Hello! I am Deborah Shaw, a professional editor and proofreader based in Dunedin, New Zealand.

I graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy. I also have a Diploma in Publishing from Whitireia, New Zealand’s only (and highly regarded) tertiary-level publishing qualification.

I collaborate with travel, adventure, and mountaineering writers to develop the best version of their stories by providing accurate, helpful, and relevant editorial advice. I approach my work with enthusiasm and compassion, and I love seeing authors develop as writers and storytellers.

I enjoy working with students and academics to ensure that theses and articles are clear and logical. I particularly enjoy the arts and humanities and can help make sure your writing adheres to your department’s criteria. I am familiar with APA 6th and 7th editions, CMOS 17, MLA 8th, and the New Zealand Law Style Guide.

I am a professional member of the Aotearoa New Zealand branch of the Institute of Professional Editors.

Email me and we can start a conversation. contact@deborahshaw.co.nz