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Nikki is a delight to work with. She started out proofreading my blog posts – often with a very short lead time – making them easier to read and more powerful. We then progressed to redesigning my website with a bold and dynamic new look, and we have more projects in the pipeline.

I’m really pleased to see this project come together. There is now consistency in the brand and messages.

A bonus for me is that the longer we work together, the more I learn. I can take those learnings and translate them into other parts of my business.

Garry Wells Head Coach, untapped runners

Nikki worked for me as a town planner for five years before she left to establish Bearcat Services. During this time she wrote, edited and proofread reports, web content, blog content and marketing materials. Clients and authorities would often comment on the quality and readability of her reports.

Nikki’s written communication skills are outstanding and she can tailor her style according to the format and the audience. She has a great eye for detail and can pick out the smallest errors in spacing, typefaces and the like.

I would not hesitate to recommend Bearcat Services to anyone whose reports or marketing materials need a professional polish.

Andrew Neil Director of Planning and Heritage, The Design Partnership

Nikki went above and beyond to do a final proofread of my book on a very tight deadline. Not only did she pick up errors, but also made some helpful suggestions to improve the overall look and feel. I appreciated her professionalism and keen eye for detail.

Nat Panzarino Author, Pointy Pembleton Visits the Dog Park





The name Bearcat Services comes from an online conversation I had with a colleague in which he uttered the immortal line “Yes. They are a bearcat rather than an elected official.” He meant bureaucrat, and selected the wrong word in spellcheck. So a bearcat is a kind of typo, and I’m here to help you avoid them.

In case you’re wondering, this is what bearcats look like:


They’re quite adorable, but you don’t want them popping up in your text.


Bearcat Services is Go!

The Bearcat Services website is now live! It’s a work in progress though so please excuse any broken links and wonky formatting for the next little while. -Nikki

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