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Member since February 1, 2015
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NB I will not be available for work 6-11 August. I have a B.A. in English and taught English at secondary school for four years in Auckland, New Zealand, followed by two years teaching English as a second language. My relevant work experience includes copy editing for Elsevier Science Publishers, the International Journal of Wellbeing, the New Zealand Blind Foundation, and the Aegis Trust. I have been transcribing for more than 18 years, most recently with DTI Global. I have edited e-newsletters for two community organizations. I am the secretary of an Auckland heritage group, for which I write numerous submissions, mostly to the local council. My training in technical writing focused on the editing of manuals, considering how to present information with clarity and succinctness.
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  • image of Mariya B. Project for Audrey V. $20.00 USD

    “High quality work faster than expected - highly recommend Audrey for any project you may have!”

  • image of Nikesh L. Project for Audrey V. -- 3 $250.00 AUD

    “Audrey worked tirelessly on a 450 page book, and turned a technical piece on finance into a readable, well edited and quality work of non-fiction that has every potential to become a best seller. For her, it was more than a job, but a passion, and I am grateful for discovering such a rare find!”

  • image of Steve P. Project for Audrey V. -- 20/06/28 18:14:10 $450.00 AUD

    “Audrey has completed a couple of projects for me and there is no doubt that I will be asking for more assistance in future projects. Audrey's work is accurate and professional and she was great at communicating how the project was progressing.”

  • image of Jamal A. Project for Audrey V. -- 20/06/08 02:16:19 $55.00 USD

    “Excellent work with respect for instructions Thank you Audrey”

  • image of Leandro R. Manual Proofreading $265.00 USD

    “Great work on time.”

  • image of Jesse Thomas B. I need an editor $900.00 AUD

    “Very easy to work with gets busy.”



Jan 2000 - Jul 2016 (16 years)

I transcribed audio of varying lengths, quality and subject matter, mostly court work, also interviews and telephone calls. I also did quality control checks of the work of other transcribers.


Jan 1998 - Dec 1999 (1 year)

I proofread copy provided by mystery shoppers, checking for errors of spelling, grammar and punctuation, and also for consistency in the way the questions were answered.

Copy editor

Jan 1987 - Dec 1988 (1 year)

I edited copy written by authors who were not native English speakers, and compiled promotional material to advertise the company's publications.

English teacher

Jan 1985 - Dec 1985 (11 months)

I taught English classes at third, fourth, fifth and sixth form level.

English teacher

Jan 1984 - Dec 1984 (11 months)

I taught English at third, fourth and fifth form level.

Music teacher

Jan 1983 - Dec 1983 (11 months)

I taught music at third, fourth and fifth form level, led the school chamber group and organized the itinerant teachers of musical instruments.


B.A. English

1975 - 1978 (3 years)


Technical Writing Certificate (1999)

Unitec Institute of Technology

Course code 1999 4CD 03.608, level 6, Technical Writing, Bachelor of International Communication Grade A-

Diploma in Teaching (1984)

New Zealand Department of Education

This is to certify that Audrey Cynthia van Ryn, having qualified as a certificated teacher and having satisfactorily completed the prescribed additional studies, has fulfilled the requirements of the Examination and Certification of Teachers Regulations 1961 for the award of the Diploma in Teaching, as from 28 January 1985.


City Centre Community E-News

The City Centre Community E-News is the quarterly newsletter of the City Centre Residents' Group, containing items of interest for people who live or work in the city centre of Auckland, New Zealand. It is an electronic publication and is emailed to those on the CCRG's database. I was the editor from August 2008 to September 2018.

Civic Trust Auckland newsletter

This newsletter is distributed electronically to members of Civic Trust Auckland, affiliated groups and interested parties. It describes past and upcoming Trust events as well as items of interest in the areas of natural and built heritage and city planning. I have been the editor since May 2010.


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