Cellwair.com is the homepage of Christchurch-based Charles Hendtlass, copy editor, technical writer and desktop publisher.
The written word has been an important part of my life since childhood, and I have been fortunate to spend most of my career working – in one way or another – with words (with a couple of brief excursions into teaching and the world of business). In 2009 I set up my own business and currently offer the following services:
With degrees in Physics (BSc), English (BA), Resource Management (MSc) and a Secondary Teaching Diploma, I cover a wide field of disciplines in the sciences, the arts and engineering.
Previous editing and writing experience has covered: academic journal articles, project reports, teaching material (secondary and tertiary), and academic and general books (including family histories). The subjects covered include: science, engineering, law, medicine, accountancy, psychology, sociology, history, tourism, automotive trades, genealogy and literary fiction.
As well as working with words, I also have an extensive background in graphic design and desktop publishing, the latter from concept through design and layout to pre-press preparation and final production (samples can be found in the links on the Publications page).
Over the years I have worked for a range of organisations and clients, including:
Some editing FAQs, the origin of the name 'Cellwair', how medieval monks fit into the story, and a bonus site about the artworks of a distant relative...