As an author, journalist and former English teacher, Carol edits books and stories for other writers. She has edited several publications for writers in the Bay of Plenty and critically assessed manuscripts for writers around New Zealand, providing valuable insight and advice.

Carol is available for editing and manuscript assessing. Please contact her directly for more information.


All writers understand that writing is a challenge. Carol is available to coach or mentor aspiring and experienced writers.
Please get in touch with Carol if you’d like to know more.


“Thank you so much for your invaluable feedback. I truly appreciate your input and feel more confident about the series, as I was struggling. I love the way you can see things in my work that I'm completely blind to, but I know how to fix it with your observations, thanks.”


Writer, Nelson

“I approached Carol Garden to proofread my third book, the story of my doctorate. It soon became apparent that Carol’s rigorous, professional work was more akin to an edit than a proofread and so we amended the brief. I found the working relationship to be constructively effective and efficient. I am delighted with the outcome and look forward to working with Carol in the future.” 

Gordon Paterson

An Educational Model for Sport in Schools

“Carol’s editing skills have helped trim my book into a concise, well-organised manuscript, without losing my ‘voice’ in the text.”

Moana Bianchin

Cloud Nine Relationships