About Us

Word Wise Writing and Editing

Word Wise writes, edits and proofreads documents for a range of clients across industry, government, small business and not-for-profit sectors.

Services include writing, editing, proofreading, formatting and layout, peer-review administration and project management and we specialise in copy editing and proofreading.

Copy editing is going through a document and checking for readability, grammar, punctuation, spelling, style and consistency.

Proofreading is the ‘last look’ before a document or book goes to print or is uploaded online. It includes reading all text thoroughly and checking for typos and other errors, as well as cross-checking text, headlines, quotes, captions, contents lists and page numbers.

Word Wise provides all sorts of freelance writing services, including web copy writing, and also ebook formatting – through our sister business, Ebook Assist.


Director: Margaret Langdon

Hello, my name is Margaret, and Word Wise is my freelance writing and editing business.

A bit about my background:

I began my working life as a secondary school teacher, then moved into sales and marketing positions, mainly for wholesalers and manufacturers in the office stationery industry. I started Word Wise in 2008, shortly after making the decision to quit my sales and marketing job and focus on my ‘true loves’ of writing and editing. I enrolled for a Diploma of Writing and Editing at Holmesglen Institute in Melbourne, began working part-time for a corporate publisher, started writing my first novel and have never looked back!

The experience I gained from my ‘previous lives’ when I was working in the education and business sectors combine beautifully with my communication and writing skills and these, added to the nine years of experience I have had in custom publishing, make me a versatile and experienced writer and editor.

As a writer, I have a portfolio of published articles on a diverse range of topics for many different publications. These include industry magazines, newspapers, parenting magazines and websites, industry and not-for-profit websites, specialist magazines and various small business websites.

As an editor and proofreader, I have worked on reports, technical guides, academic journals, booklets and other documents for organisations including: the Victorian State Government departments of DELWP and the Game Management Authority; Forest and Wood Products Australia; the Public Health Association of Australia; the Dairy Industry Association of Australia; and Eucalypt Australia.

My tertiary qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Graduate Diploma of Marketing
  • Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

I have an Australian Business Number (50 434 550 167) and am fully insured, including cover for public liability, with RACV Business Insurance. I am also a member of Writers Victoria.

I would be delighted to discuss your writing and editing ideas and requirements with you – no matter how big or small. Please email wordwisefreelance@gmail.com or go to the Contact Us page and fill out the form. I will respond to your enquiry as soon as I can.


Word Wise Writing and Editing Services
wordwisefreelance@gmail.com  Ph: 0402 079 814
ABN: 50 434 550 167