Word Winnower                                                                                                                Margaret Whibley

   Academic writing and proofreading




  • Bachelor of Theology (University of Auckland)
  • Master of Theology 1st Class Honours (University of Auckland)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Religious Studies  (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Journalism training, including sub-editing (The Star, South Africa)

Proofreading Experience

  • Masters and doctoral dissertations for students from institutions such as UCLA Berkeley, St. Paul's, Ottawa, and the Graduate Theological Union. Citation styles include Chicago/Turabian, SBL, APA and Oxford.
  • Book manuscripts in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • Articles for academic journals.
  • Academic, commercial and public sector writing, proofreading and editing over a period of 25 years. including annual reports, catalogues, newsletters and newspaper copy.

Examples of my published writing:

  •  “Teshuvah, Ecumenism and the Kingdom of Heaven” - Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, Autumn 2008
  • “A Little Piece of Greek Heaven” - Christchurch Press, 20 August 2007
  • “The Buddha’s Birthday in Bangkok” – Dominion Post, Wellington, 27 May 2007
  • “A Postmodern Paradox – Repentance in an age without sin” - Colloquium, March 2006
  • The Redemption of Art” - British Journal of Aesthetics, Oxford University Press, Vol 38, No. 4, October 1998
  • “The Management Brief” - New Zealand Institute of Management, 1992 – 1999, a digest of journal abstracts, bi-monthly
  • “Art News” – Quarterly publication of the Auckland Society of Arts – artist profiles, exhibition reviews and catalogues
  • World Vision of New Zealand – promotional materials and project reports

Current Project:

  • I am currently engaged in writing and publishing some works of fiction.For more details, click here.


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