Founded by Kelly Naude in 2017 as a passion project, the Grammar Goblin grew quickly from an editing or content creation job here and there to where it is today. We are proud to boast a large portfolio of work that we have done, including large and small scale editing, proofreading, content creation, SEO rich writing, CV and cover letter creation, ghost writing, speech writing, script writing, social media image creation, social media long and short-form writing, blog posts, social media and online marketing strategy, video creation and editing, product reviews, help with school and university assignments, assistance with public speaking competition pieces and more.
Something that drives us and that we enjoy so much is seeing our clients have a vision, work towards it and achieve it. We are sure to do our very best, every single time, and just love to see you succeed!
We are passionate about words. Writing, reading, editing, grammar, tone, speaking and creativity with words are what we are good at. That is why we offer not only impeccable writing services, but also top-notch editing and proofreading services too.
Our team consists of dedicated, educated and inspired individuals who are creative as they are pedantic about our work. We strive to offer the best possible service to every single client, every single time, and in so doing, add a little magic to every single piece that we work on.
About Our Founder
Our Head-Goblin and founder, Kelly, grew up surrounded by the magic of the written word. Both her parents were journalists and were avid readers. With her own personal bookshelf as one of her favourite possessions, Kelly’s love of language, literature and the adventures within books grew strong. She wrote her first children’s book at the age of about 7 and continued to write in various styles and tones throughout her school career, as she wrote for her school newsletter and created her own magazine to be sold at events. In primary school, she created a nature conservation club and published quarterly newsletters to paying members. This club continued into her high school days and featured articles, poetry, advertisements and artwork. She has written vast amounts of poetry and a few books for her own enjoyment.
Kelly has been a teacher since 2003 and has taught pre-school, foundation phase, Senior phase, FET and high school-aged special needs learners. She has an honours degree in Deaf Education and a TEFL qualification. She has also completed the “Powerful Social Media” course through Living to Roam. These qualifications and experience have placed her in a unique position of understanding languages and social media marketing, and also being able to understand exactly what a writer is trying to say in their piece, in order to make the best recommendations for every client, for their unique situation.
After the birth of her daughters in 2017, Kelly decided to share some of her inspiration, love and zest for life in the form of a writing and editing business. And so, the Grammar Goblin was born. It was an immediate success, as people caught on to her unique and sometimes quirky styles of writing and take on life.
As the business has grown, so has what we, at the Grammar Goblin offer. As our founder, Kelly fearlessly and effortlessly leads us through new terrain and into new adventures as we learn new skills and master new techniques in order to offer our clients the very best, current services.
Kelly sees the world through a magical and exciting lens, and this is what we give to you. Let us add a little magic to your project, your business and your life and your world will seem a little brighter too.