Their Word


Healthy Food Guide

"We contracted Final Word for a six-month proofreading job in 2007 and Tracy was so good we simply couldn’t let her go. Nearly 10 years later she is still working with us. When the print proofreading contract ended she moved into looking after digital content, and there is simply no one better at ensuring 100 per cent accuracy of data in the back end and 100 per cent consistency of look and feel in the front end.

Tracy spots and fixes inconsistencies and inaccuracies no one else sees, that if left unchecked would damage our credibility and reputation.”

— Pip Mehrtens, past GM  [email]

North Port Events

"I can’t recommend Final Word highly enough for proofreading, copy fixing, formatting, grammar, spelling – all things to do with ensuring your message is communicated accurately.

Final Word has been proofing North Port Event’s work for our various shows for 18 years and quite frankly, we wouldn’t considering sending anything without having it checked by Tracy first."

— Dona White, CEO  [email]


"I worked with Tracy during the development and production phases of the Healthy Food Guide website. This was a transition to a full large-scale content management system. She was involved in all aspects of the production workflow, creation of media, proofing of content, and loading and maintenance of digital material in the CMS database.

Tracy learned the system quickly and understood the finer points of terminologies, content architecture, and media composition that are fundamental to consistency and accuracy across a CMS system. She navigated content creation and administration with ease.

I was impressed by Tracy’s attention to what content was saying, and her command of grammar and natural flow in text. She has a keen eye and quickly became the final gate on all content published.

Tracy is enjoyable to work with; she is a people person; she is very accommodating, and conscientious."

— Matt Halstead, CTO Performance Lab  [email]


"I engaged Tracy to proofread the manuscript of my 85,000-word novel. She did this with meticulous attention to detail and in a short time frame. I was very happy with the quality of her work and am sure this helped Rich Man Road reach number one in the Neilsen New Zealand Fiction Bestseller charts.

I would recommend Final Word to any writer looking for a thorough and professional job.”

— Ann Glamuzina, Author / Publisher  [email]

"I highly recommend Final Word for any proofreading or copy editing.

Tracy is an absolute word expert and has an eagle eye for the smallest detail.

During the four years she proofread for Allergy Today magazine, I was confident she would detect and correct all mistakes."

— Inga Stünzner, past Editor / Publisher  [email]

Labtests NZ

“Tracy proved her value and accuracy as proofreader and document controller during the establishment phase of Labtests NZ.

Her role required that she format all of the many and complex standard operating procedures documents required for a large medical laboratory. There were many and varied disciplines within the laboratory, each with unique requirements. It was essential, given the sensitivity and critical nature of the actions to be completed by the laboratory, that these procedures were sensibly laid out and easy to follow.

Tracy worked extremely well with the medical professionals, suggesting simple actions that would improve the documents’ layout in order to avoid misunderstandings. It is a measure of the confidence she engendered in her ability that she was asked by the project managers to stay on and complete the documentation when the set-up team was disbanded."

— David Carter, Training Manager  [email]