Services offered by SIWA members

Belinda O’Keefe
Belinda is a freelance copy editor/proofreader based in Christchurch. She offers high quality, professional copy editing and proofreading services with reliability, efficiency and confidentiality.  She has a fine eye for detail, and is accustomed to working to deadlines.

The material she works with includes: children’s stories, crime novels, biographies, eBooks, academic dissertations, and newspaper articles. She endeavours to produce clear, concise documents to a high, professional standard and will consider all manuscript types.

Services include:

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Sentence structure
  • Consistency
  • Grammar
  • Format
  • Style
  • Typographical Errors

For a quote, email Belinda at or visit her website at

Helen Hogan
At WEA (Workers EducationAssociation) in Christchurch, Helen Hogan tutors a course in creative writing, concentrating on the short story. It is a hands-on course that emphasizes the value of participation. There are four semesters a year, each of eight weeks duration. The class meets for two hours each Wednesday. Its members are encouraged to seek membership of SIWA.

For more information about the course, visit

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith is a freelance writer. Her work ranges from journalism to fiction, film and copywriting and has featured in Metropol and Latitude magazines, as well as magazines and newspapers across the Pacific.

For more information and to view Rachel’s portfolio of work visit: