Rosemary Hepözden

Rosemary Hepözden has three decades of editing, writing and teaching experience.

As an editor, she has worked as a freelancer and also in-house for book publishers in Canada and New Zealand (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Crabtree Publishing, Hodder Moa Beckett and indirectly for Continuum, Radcliffe Publishing, Taylor & Francis).

She also has 14 years’ experience in magazine publishing, as an editor, sub-editor, proofreader and staff writer for a range of consumer and trade titles.

Between 2006 and 2011, she taught several courses at the University of Auckland’s Centre for Continuing Education, including Working With Words (an introduction to editing and proofreading) and Getting to Grips with Grammar.

Rosemary is also the author of four nonfiction books. Her book, Instant Kiwi, is due for release by New Holland Publishers in June 2014.


“Rosemary is always prompt and fair, easy to understand – an excellent tutor. Excellent clarity and details of explanations and feedback. Excellent applicability of course content to industry.” Fiona Corcoran, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course

“Rosemary Hepözden is the best tutor a student can hope for. When starting the course I was expecting a replica of my Grade 1 English teacher, but I was in for a surprise. Rosemary has a wonderful sense of humour. She was patient with my many questions and corrected my English blunders without hiding a ruler behind her back. Thank you Rosemary!” Antoinette Diedericks, Grammar for Writers Course

“Rosemary was a wonderful tutor. I appreciated her boundless patience and encouragement. Through her depth of knowledge and enthusiasm, she made a subject that can be difficult, interesting and fun; that’s very hard to do! The Writers’ College was efficient, friendly and supportive.”  Karen de Waal, Grammar for Writers Course

“My tutor, Rosemary, was really prompt with clarifications, explanations and marking the assignments. She was exceptionally kind, encouraging and approachable; I didn’t hesitate, even once, in asking her for explanations. I learnt a lot, especially the minute details of punctuation and grammar.” Jaya Singh, Grammar for Writers Course

“My experience with my tutor Rosemary was excellent! Her feedback was speedy and she provided positive reinforcement along the way. She had an answer to all of my queries.” Carl Gough, Grammar for Writers