About First Person Editing and Heather Taylor
Heather has been editing and writing since 1986, when she helped fellow students turn their technical jargon into plain English. More by luck than good planning, she graduated with a double degree in biology and English. But Heather craved adventure, so she gave up being an academic and joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer. Heather taught English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) to Thai secondary students in a rural village for three years. Although she was a volunteer, the experience made her rich for life. To extend her world adventure, she emigrated to New Zealand in 1995, where she settled in the Wairarapa Region, worked in the wine industry and farmed deer on an 800-acres bush block. But the windy winters were cold, too cold. So, in 2003, lured by the promise of endless sun and no wind, Heather moved to Northland, where she worked in central and local government departments as a wildfire fighter, conservation ranger and land management advisor to farmers in the Kaipara Region.
In 2012, Heather founded First Person Editing Limited. She is the only editor on the team, so you always get consistent, quality results. If you pick up the phone to talk to a real person, you will get the Editor, not an endless menu of useless choices. If you email a question, Heather always answers in person. Not some stranger with different ideas or contradictory advice! Today, Heather's work is trusted by clients worldwide. The First Person Editing guarantee is quality, confidentiality and deadlines met. Heather provides tailored formatting, editing and writing solutions across the private and public sectors. Her clients have found success the easy way, because Heather takes the work out of words.