Do you need a professional proofreader, editor or graphic designer?

Look no further! We will thoroughly proofread and edit your document, manuscript or thesis to eliminate spelling, grammar, syntax and sentence construction errors. We will design your book cover, eBook or any other graphic design.



Graphic Design

B usy Bee Editing is a business owned and run by a two-person team who provide proofreading, editing and graphic design and services to businesses, individuals, authors and university students as well as other entities worldwide for some time. Although we are based in Struisbaai in the Western Cape, we service clients throughout South Africa as well as internationally, via digital networks. From our humble beginnings twelve years ago with our first proofreading and editing assignment we have grown over the years and we will continue to grow as a small business.

Hugo Chandler


We at Busy Bee take the confidentiality of our clients’ documents very seriously. All documents are password protected and communication is strictly confidential.

We provide proofreading and editing services by professional language editors who are fluent in the English language.

We offer professional proofreading, editing, press releases, advertising texts and book cover designs for authors, graduates, students, individuals and business owners. Our professional proofreading and editing services can correct and perfect ANY document. Our graphic design service can enhance any author’s book cover or anything else that needs to be designed. Our writing service can perfect ANY press releases and advertising texts.

Our rates are affordable, and we take the time to truly understand what you are looking for. We guarantee the best service and turnaround time, while maintaining quality. The Busy Bee Editing team are proud to offer proofreading, editing and graphic design for ALL document types!
Business Proposals and Marketing Plans
Company Profiles and Annual Reports

Full-length Non-Fiction and Fiction Manuscripts
Children’s Stories
Business and Personal Letters
Minutes of Meetings
Profiles and Biographies
Articles, Reports and Disclosures
Theses and Dissertations
Sales, Marketing and Related Presentations
Newsletters, Brochures and Communications
Research Proposals and Papers
Articles for Publication
Advertising Texts
Journal Articles
Graphic Design
Short Stories


An author’s first novel is a minefield, and Busy Bee provided me with high-quality professional editing, proofreading, layout and cover design that was seamless and affordable. I will use them again and recommend them to all, including my writers’ group.

Trevor Armstrong

Author of The Cauldron
Busy Bee Editing offers the best services any self-published author could want. Both Brenda and Hugo are so talented and friendly. I love working with Brenda and Hugo; they give off a family vibe and give the best advice during edits. They are also highly recommended for their quotes and ability to deliver manuscripts faster than you think you would get them.

I am looking forward to working with them on more of my books.

C.K. Kara

Author of Riding Wolf

I sincerely thank you both for the editing, proofreading and layout of my thesis. Your work was of high quality. The service was efficient, quick…

Renetia Bruce

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Student at Stellenbosch University

We have had such a pleasant experience working with Brenda and Hugo. Their level of professionalism and their quick turnaround times really have us ‘hooked’.

Gugu Mpungose

The Face Behind Womanity

As an established internationally best-selling author, I know the value of hiring a professional editor to proofread and edit your manuscript. With his excellent editorial skills, Hugo Chandler, the owner of Busy Bee Editing, picked up the nitty-gritty of my grammar, syntax, and punctuation and revised and reworked particular sentences and paragraphs. He specifically improved my paragraph flow, tenses, voice, and readability. He made sure that my book, The Unfakeable Code®, is ready for publication and for touching the hearts and elevating the minds of millions of readers. He is a superb editor, so I recommend Busy Bee Editing wholeheartedly.

Tony J. Selimi

Cognition Expert, Life and Business Coach, Specialising in Human Behaviour

You are a darling! Thank you!

I appreciate your support at my book launch; it means a lot to me.

Dineshrie Pillay

Author of Ignite the Speaker Within

Working with Brenda and Hugo has been such a blessing. They helped me tremendously, and my writing has never looked better…

Albert van Wyk

Published Author of “Millionaire at 22” and a Motivational Speaker

Samples of our Work

The Cauldron (The Graves of My Ancestors)

This is a story of sacrifice, love, war, loss, deceit, family and hardship in the Southern African Cape Colony, Eastern Frontier in 1838.

by Trevor Peter Armstrong (Author)

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Millionaire at 22

“I believe in a healthy mind, soul and wallet.” MILLIONAIRE AT 22 is the new GO-TO guide with detailed tips and techniques mixed with stories of personal experience.

by Albert van Wyk (Author)

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Down at Jika Jika Tavern

When student anthropologist, Nonhle Ngubane returns home to Zululand, she is faced with the unimaginable: her father, a game ranger, is arrested for rhino poaching: a crime she knows he’d never commit.

by Ashling McCarthy (Author)

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Ignition takes you on a journey to unleash the speaker within you. It shows you how to overcome your fear of speaking, regain your confidence, and use the power of words to influence, impact, and inspire those around you.

by Dineshrie Pillay (Author)

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Choosing A Good Private School for Your Child

Private schools in Zambia came into prominence in the late 1970s, following the replacement of the Education Act of 1966, which restricted the involvement of private schools in the delivery of education.

by Monde Nyambe Mr (Author)

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Take a journey through the life of the Shepherd King, and discover the character that captivated the heart of God.

by Ashling McCarthy (Author)

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