We edit and proofread for businesses, not-for-profits and governments.

EDITING & PROOFREADING

Gain peace of mind that your document is clear, concise and won’t let you down.

We edit reports, strategies, training materials, magazines, web copy and more.

Gain peace of mind

You may like to engage an editor to:

  • ensure your meaning is clear and can be understood the first time it’s read
  • check spelling and grammar
  • straighten up minor formatting problems
  • ensure consistency in style and usage throughout your document or suite of documents
  • ensure your organisation’s ‘voice’ is consistent throughout, even across multiple authors.

These are the most common tasks we perform. Our specific services are spelled out more fully below.

What are copyediting and proofreading?

Copyediting

Sometimes called line editing (because editors approach the task line by line), we focus on words and sentences. Is the writing concise, it is suitable for your target readership, and is it in plain English?

We look for consistency in terms, spelling and ‘voice’, especially if several staff have written your document. We ensure it complies with your style guide or preferences, we pick up typos, inconsistencies and errors of fact, and we make sure the information you present is as clear and unambiguous as possible.

Copyediting is best done in Word.

Proofreading

This is a final check for any typos or other errors. We read through everything and also check web links, layout, line breaks, page breaks, page numbering vs the contents page, and cross-referencing.

Proofreading can be done in Word, PowerPoint or PDF.

The reality …

Many clients ask for a copyedit in Word followed by a proofread in PDF (which may be an InDesign document). You are welcome to specify what is in scope for your edit or proofread.

‘I just love how responsive you guys are.’

Kate Owen, Director and Designer, Futago

At Hit Send, we ensure your annual reports and long business documents
are impeccable.

  • Our promise: You will find us helpful, responsive and professional. We bring intelligence and analytical brains to our editing. Our editors are based in Australia, and we specialise in Australian and British English.

  • What we do: We check English grammar, spelling, consistency, style and formatting. We bring fresh eyes when you need them most to ensure your message is clear and you are ready to hit ‘send’.

Document types

We routinely edit and proofread reports, annual reports, environmental impact statements, tenders, handbooks, training manuals, online course materials, web and app copy, school magazines, PowerPoint slides, information memoranda and much more.

Hit Send is a preferred provider of copyediting and proofreading to several Tasmanian Government departments.

Here are some examples of our work.

Annual reports

We have copyedited or proofread approximately 80 annual reports. Our recent clients include the following.

Australian Government

Australian Financial Security Authority

Department of Finance

Tasmanian Government

Commissioner for Children and Young People (Tasmania)

Department of Health

TasRail

Ombudsman Tasmania

Metro Tasmania

TasWater

Department of Health

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Teachers Registration Board

TasPorts

Tasracing

ASX-listed

Fortescue Metals Group

Vulcan Energy Resources

MyState Limited

Education and research

Phoenix Centre (University of Melbourne)

Menzies Institute of Medical Research

University of Tasmania

Roseville College, Sydney

Not-for-profit

Association for Children with Disability Tasmania

Cornerstone Youth Services Inc

Palliative Care Tasmania

Maddie Rievoldt’s Vision

Meridian (formerly The AIDS Council)

NRM South

Other examples of our work

Circular Head Settlement Strategy and Supporting Report (2024)

Environmental impact statement for St Patricks Plains Wind Farm, 2023. Associated planning report.

Environmental impact statement for Selfs Point Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade, 2023. Associated planning report.

Huon Valley – Draft Land Use and Development Strategy (2023)

Biannual meeting notes of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group of Experts for Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition, 2021–23

Welcoming Cities: Stories of Welcome (2022, 2023)

The Future of Local Government Review (Tasmania) – Final Report (2023)

Good Governance Guide for Local Government in Tasmania (2022)

“Thank goodness you’re here!” Now get elected and make a difference (book by Suzy Cooper, 2022)

Independent Review of the Tasmanian State Service (2021)

Bridgewater Bridge Major Project Impact Statement (2021)

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Tourism Master Plan 2021

Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan (2019)

Murray–Darling River Water Resource Plans, Water Security Statements, Response to Royal Commission, for the Government of South Australia 2017-2023

Suite of white papers for the Global Digital Health Partnership (Australian Government, Canberra) 2019, 2020

Report of the Independent Review into the Tasmanian Floods of June and July 2016

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan (2016)

Anglicare Tasmania website

Book a quick chat

You may not have used a business document editor before.

Would you like to discuss what’s involved, what’s in scope, and how we may help?

We like to make the process as easy as possible for you. Tell us about your project and any problems you face.

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What our clients say

‘The service from Hit Send is fast, thorough and friendly. Mel understands what constitutes a high standard of written communication.’

Miranda Harman, Marketing and Communications Manager, Menzies Institute for Medical Research

‘You did an epic job, thank you. Your turn around and service was exactly what we needed and greatly appreciated.’

Annabel Roedhammer, Director Communications and Investor Relations, Vulcan Energy Resources

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What our clients say

‘Mel Roome, principal editor at Hit Send, is by far the best editor and proofreader I’ve worked with in almost 30 years of work.’

Mark Bennett, Director, Research Development
College of Health & Medicine, University of Tasmania

‘I love the quick reliable service – Mel is fun and delivers quality work.’

Voula Skinner
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