B usy Bee Editing has been editing and proofreading the words written by individuals, authors, university students, as well as other entities worldwide. We serve individuals and businesses internationally and locally, from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Potchefstroom to Stellenbosch, Grahamstown and Cape Town. From our humble beginnings eleven years ago with our first assignment, editing and proofreading a book for a friend who is now a published author; we have grown over the years.
Brenda van Rensburg

We assist established and first-time authors with their books, their eBooks, their bios, their press releases, their adverting texts and their book cover designs. We assist local and overseas publishers with proofreading, editing and layout services. Our skills, expertise, confidentiality and integrity has successfully perfected the work of MANY a happy client. We thrive on repeat business. As a result, we strive to ensure that ALL our clients are satisfied enough to return for more editing, proofreading, writing and graphic design services and to refer our services to others. We can provide references from many of our happy clients and the testimonials speak for themselves. We provide a Editing and Proofreading Certificate if required.
We have found that most editing and proofreading ‘services’ do not offer a one on one relationship as they assign each project to only ONE Editor or Proofreader. Busy Bee Editing remains one the FEW services of its kind in South Africa that GUARANTEES that a team of two will be dedicated to YOUR project from start to finish. We double check and correct your work BEFORE sending it to you. We do not ask for a deposit or for a payment upfront until the work has been completed to our satisfaction.

We are two seasoned professionals who are both voracious readers and we are passionate about the English language. We GUARANTEE your satisfaction. Brenda was born in South Africa and Hugo in Sri Lanka. Hugo has a degree in Psychology and Drama from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Brenda is an experienced self-taught personal assistant, secretary, sub-editor and graphic designer. We both have versatile working histories, which has proved useful for editing, proofreading, writing and graphic design.

Hugo Chandler

We both love animals and the environment and we are living happily on a farm in the Port Elizabeth area in the Eastern Cape, South Africa with our precious little girl, our rescued dog ‘Happy’ who is also our ‘office manager’ and our rescued Yorkie Taffy who is ‘the dogsbody’.
Happy the office manager

Taffy the dogsbody

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+27 (0) 72 244 4363
We work on weekends and public holidays to accommodate you for that rushed or urgent job that needs to be done.

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