About Us

Like the little drill monkeys, grammar is becoming an endangered species. We’re not alone in thinking that it matters. Good words get the best results.

Our current and past clients include novelists, magazine publishers, tourism operators, web designers, clothing labels, vineyards and journalists.

Need a label checked? We’ll do it. Want some advice on the narrative structure of your novel? Yep, we can help. Want a word-perfect website? Send us your copy.

The Drill Press editorial team

Laura Williamson head shot, WanakaLaura Williamson

Laura has twenty years’ experience in print media. Formerly the Deputy Editor of On Magazine, a quarterly pocket publication, she is also a prolific freelance writer. Laura taught English and journalism at senior high school level for ten years and has authored several text books. 

Her editorial specialities include non-fiction, memoirs, web copy and marketing collateral. 

Laura’s website is www.laurawilliamson.co.nz

Liz Breslin
Liz Breslin

Liz has more than a decade of editorial experience, with both technical reports and creative writing projects. A regular columnist and playwright, she has a good eye for detail, a great ear for dialogue and an inbuilt sense/fact-checker. 

Liz runs workshops for all ages and is available for school visits through the New Zealand Book Council.

You can read more about Liz at www.lizbreslin.com


What our clients say:

“We have used Laura for a wide range of content generation and editing work. From website text and wine labels to press releases and blog pieces, she is a fantastic asset to our business. Her ability to understand and translate the essence our company into written content is remarkable and we have no hesitation in recommending her services.”  

– Paul Pujol, Winemaker / GM, Prophet’s Rock Wines Limited


“I am an occasional writer who enjoys those times I get to write. I am also messy, careless, and inconsiderate of my potential readers. The unplanned nature of my writing has plunged me headlong toward many deep holes. Most cave in.

Liz Breslin has the good judgement and editorial acumen to sense my indiscretions and let me find possible structures to my work. Through Liz I have found that the characterisation of the key players in my stories comes through the voices I give them, and through their voices who my characters are. It makes sense to a writer, however messy, careless, and inconsiderate, when a good editor suggests not what you should do, but how you might work it out for yourself. I value Liz’s editorial approach.

I am also aware that she and Laura, to use a writer’s analogy, are editorially on the same page. I happily recommend their editorial sensitivity and skills to writers who recognise that their piece of writing now is less important than the writer they can become.”

– Peter Duncan, novelist


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