ABOUT US

‘We polish your words so your reputation is never tarnished’

Hit Send, based in Hobart, Tasmania, is an editing and proofreading business run by Mel Roome and backed by a talented team of freelancers who are on call to help deliver on our fast-turnaround promise. Our editors all live in Australia.

We specialise in checking documents for companies, small businesses, government and not-for-profit organisations. Hit Send is a preferred provider for several Tasmanian Government departments. Please note we don’t edit student essays or theses. The jobs we take on range from a 10-minute proofread to major projects, so feel free to approach Mel for a chat about whatever you have in mind.

Hit Send editors favour straightforward but elegant, informative, readable English. (Mel delivers plain English workshops for the Tasmanian Government’s 26TEN literacy and numeracy campaign.)

Our clients come from a wide variety of industries, and you may like to view a sample of the published reports and magazines we’ve edited recently.

Mel Roome in the Hit Send car

We edit in Australian English

Our reference tools for editing at Hit Send are the latest editions of the Macquarie Dictionary and Australian Government Style Manual for Authors, Editors and Printers, but we can equally use your organisation’s style guide.

We edit in British English

For our British clients, operating in different time zones means we can edit your final draft reports while you sleep; overnight editing means no time is wasted, and you receive the peace of mind of a final edit. We refer to the Cambridge Online Dictionary and Oxford Dictionaries, including the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors. Send us your organisation’s style guide if you like.

The Hit Send story

The inspiration for Hit Send came from my time in small business, where so often over the years I heard colleagues call out, ‘Mel, can you check this before we hit “send”?’

I graduated with a Master of Arts from Oxford before coming to Australia ­– over half my lifetime ago (ouch). My career has been in HR, fundraising, committee secretariat roles, events management and community engagement, both in the public and private sectors. This diverse experience is valuable in my editing work. I’ve also written several books for children that have been published, countless stories for women’s magazines, and have 15 years’ experience editing corporate writing. For some time I taught English as a second language to business students in Western Australia and wrote an ESL textbook.

I’m a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a specialist consultant member of The Xfactor Collective, and a professional member of the Institute of Professional Editors. You are welcome to connect with me through LinkedIn.

Logo of The Xfactor Collective
Logo, demonstrates Mel Roome's professional membership of IPED