Andrea Dobbin

Andrea Dobbin - Editor

Melbourne VIC, Australia

Editor and proofreader with 15+ years' experience in non-fiction (travel, history, memoirs) and fiction (middle-grade, mystery, romance).

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Overview

After several years as an in-house editor, I have been a freelance editor and proofreader since 2008. I have edited dozens of travel guidesrecent Lonely Planet publications include Australia (20th edition), Kyoto (7th edition) and Best in Travel 2019as well as biographies, history, business and lifestyle books. I also work on fiction titles: I proofread many of the books in the 'Stuff Happens' middle-grade series (Penguin Random House) including Jack (Tony Wilson), Cooper (Justin D'Ath) and Ned (Andrew Daddo), and I edited several books in the Jack Rutherford and Amanda Lacey mystery series by Linda Coles.

I work on both fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, and in both digital and print media. I provide high-quality, reliable editing and proofreading services, and have worked with award-winning authors as well as first-time and emerging writers. I can help you at any stage of your project, working with you to take your writing from draft to polished manuscript, while maintaining and developing your unique author voice.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Humanities & Social Sciences
Self-help & Self-improvement
Travel
Children's
Middle Grade
Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Romance

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (English Literature)
  • Graduate Diploma of Editing & Publishing

Work experience

Freelance editor

Self-employed
May, 2008 – Present (over 11 years)

Freelance editor since 2008, offering editing, proofreading and indexing services. I work for a wide range of clients including international publishing houses and new and established writers, and in a variety of genres.

Editor

Lonely Planet
April, 2004 – April, 2008 (about 4 years)

Project management, manuscript assessment, editing, proofreading and indexing of travel guidebooks.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Lonely Planet The Netherlands (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Catherine Le Nevez, Daniel C Schechter

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet The Netherlands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll the intricate canals of Amsterdam, revel in Utrecht's nightlife or stand amid acres of flowering colour in South Holland; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart o... read more

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet The Netherlands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll the intricate canals of Amsterdam, revel in Utrecht's nightlife or stand amid acres of flowering colour in South Holland; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart o... read more

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2019

Lonely Planet

This annual bestseller ranks the hottest, must-visit countries, regions, cities and best-value destinations for 2019. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet’s staff, authors and online community, we present a year’s worth of inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable. As self-confessed travel geeks, our staff collectively rack up hundreds of thousands... read more

This annual bestseller ranks the hottest, must-visit countries, regions, cities and best-value destinations for 2019. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet’s staff, authors and online community, we present a year’s worth of inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable. As self-confessed travel geeks, our staff collectively rack up hundreds of thousands... read more

Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Charles Rawlings-Way, Brett Atkinson, Sarah Bennett, Peter Dragicevich, Lee Slater

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet New Zealand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience Maori culture, be wowed by beautiful glaciers or hike through gorgeous scenery; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now! ... read more

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet New Zealand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience Maori culture, be wowed by beautiful glaciers or hike through gorgeous scenery; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now! ... read more

Lonely Planet Australia (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Brett Atkinson, Kate Armstrong, Carolyn Bain, Cristian Bonetto, Peter Dragicevich, Anthony Ham, Paul Harding, Trent Holden, Virginia Maxwell

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise magnificent Sydney Harbour, grab a coffee in a Melbourne laneway or head off on an outback adventure; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your... read more

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise magnificent Sydney Harbour, grab a coffee in a Melbourne laneway or head off on an outback adventure; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your... read more

Lonely Planet Kyoto (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Kate Morgan, Rebecca Milner

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Kyoto is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk through thousands of vermillion entrance gates towards the summit of Fushimi Inari-Taisha; glimpse ‘old Japan’ in the lanes of Gion; and time your trip for the best cherry blossom and cr... read more

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Kyoto is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk through thousands of vermillion entrance gates towards the summit of Fushimi Inari-Taisha; glimpse ‘old Japan’ in the lanes of Gion; and time your trip for the best cherry blossom and cr... read more

Lonely Planet France (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Nicola Williams, Alexis Averbuck, Oliver Berry, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Kerry Christiani, Gregor Clark, Catherine Le Nevez, Christopher Pitts, Daniel Robinson

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet France is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Grab a cafe creme at a Parisian sidewalk cafe, take in glacial panoramas above Chamonix or explore the Champagne-soaked city of Reims; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of F... read more

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet France is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Grab a cafe creme at a Parisian sidewalk cafe, take in glacial panoramas above Chamonix or explore the Champagne-soaked city of Reims; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of F... read more

Stuff Happens: Michael

Phillip Gwynne

Stuff Happens is an important new series for boys about everyday challenges. Created by Susannah McFarlane, the series editor, the series is written by established authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Justin D'Ath, James Roy, Pat Flynn and Alex McDiarmid. Each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a pa... read more

Stuff Happens is an important new series for boys about everyday challenges. Created by Susannah McFarlane, the series editor, the series is written by established authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Justin D'Ath, James Roy, Pat Flynn and Alex McDiarmid. Each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a pa... read more

Stuff Happens: Ned

Andrew Daddo

Stuff Happens is an important new series for boys about everyday challenges. Created by Susannah McFarlane, the series editor, the series is written by authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Justin D'Ath, James Roy, Pat Flynn and Alex McDiarmid. Each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a particular eve... read more

Stuff Happens is an important new series for boys about everyday challenges. Created by Susannah McFarlane, the series editor, the series is written by authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Justin D'Ath, James Roy, Pat Flynn and Alex McDiarmid. Each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a particular eve... read more

Stuff Happens: Lennie

James Roy

Stuff Happens is an important new series for boys about everyday challenges. Created by Susannah McFarlane, the series editor, the series is written by established authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Justin D'Ath, James Roy, Pat Flynn and Alex McDiarmid. Each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a pa... read more

Stuff Happens is an important new series for boys about everyday challenges. Created by Susannah McFarlane, the series editor, the series is written by established authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Justin D'Ath, James Roy, Pat Flynn and Alex McDiarmid. Each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a pa... read more

The Controller: How far would you go to save man’s best friend? (Jack Rutherford and Amanda Lacey Book 1)

Linda Coles

It takes courage to swap sides.Pete is trying his best to get on the right side of the tracks. Dog-napping spoiled pets for ransom money seems harmless enough, and he could really do with the cash. All he has to do is locate targets with his drone and tell the gang where to find them.It’s easy money, until Pete learns what’s really happening to the dogs…When the gang agrees to sell their capti... read more

It takes courage to swap sides.Pete is trying his best to get on the right side of the tracks. Dog-napping spoiled pets for ransom money seems harmless enough, and he could really do with the cash. All he has to do is locate targets with his drone and tell the gang where to find them.It’s easy money, until Pete learns what’s really happening to the dogs…When the gang agrees to sell their capti... read more

Hot to Kill: What if you discovered your mother was a murderer? (Jack Rutherford and Amanda Lacey Book 2)

Linda Coles

Just how many deadly pranks can one menopausal woman get away with?Madeline Simpson is hot, sticky and pissed off and the English summer heatwave isn’t helping with her hot flashes. When she doles out her retribution to those that rub her up the wrong way, someone rather close to home is hot on her tail to put an end to the carnage.Often humorous and regularly deadly, read the story to find ou... read more

Just how many deadly pranks can one menopausal woman get away with?Madeline Simpson is hot, sticky and pissed off and the English summer heatwave isn’t helping with her hot flashes. When she doles out her retribution to those that rub her up the wrong way, someone rather close to home is hot on her tail to put an end to the carnage.Often humorous and regularly deadly, read the story to find ou... read more

Dr No Commitment (Random Romance Book 5)

Virginia Taylor

A mischievous romantic comedy, about a man who's always run from love and the girl who just might catch him.Ally was warned about Rohan Sinclair when she first moved to town - and she is determined she won't let this gorgeous, model-dating doctor distract her from being the best nurse she can be. Problem is, this bad boy just happens to live in the room next door. It's hard enough to resist hi... read more

A mischievous romantic comedy, about a man who's always run from love and the girl who just might catch him.Ally was warned about Rohan Sinclair when she first moved to town - and she is determined she won't let this gorgeous, model-dating doctor distract her from being the best nurse she can be. Problem is, this bad boy just happens to live in the room next door. It's hard enough to resist hi... read more

Losing Patients (Random Romance Book 10)

Virginia Taylor

A delightful cozy mystery full of intrigue and a lot of flirtation. Can true love be found in the hunt for a killer? It's Bree Branson's first day at Pemberton Private Hospital and the last thing she needs is a patient dying in suspicious circumstances on her watch. The only person who can help her clear her name is the one person she was hoping to avoid, the devastatingly handsome Sam Vincent... read more

A delightful cozy mystery full of intrigue and a lot of flirtation. Can true love be found in the hunt for a killer? It's Bree Branson's first day at Pemberton Private Hospital and the last thing she needs is a patient dying in suspicious circumstances on her watch. The only person who can help her clear her name is the one person she was hoping to avoid, the devastatingly handsome Sam Vincent... read more

Leigh, My Amazing Son: He carried his disability with grace and dignity

Charlene McIver

Our children are our future. We count down the months and weeks to the happy event of their birth. When they are born we are overwhelmed with a flood of emotions: relief, contentment, pride, love and joy. We are excited about what their future may hold. However, our baby was born with many challenges; he was a ‘hospital baby’. Leigh, My Amazing Son is a revealing and evocative story sharing pe... read more

Our children are our future. We count down the months and weeks to the happy event of their birth. When they are born we are overwhelmed with a flood of emotions: relief, contentment, pride, love and joy. We are excited about what their future may hold. However, our baby was born with many challenges; he was a ‘hospital baby’. Leigh, My Amazing Son is a revealing and evocative story sharing pe... read more

Things My Father Taught Me

Claire Halliday

Stern, playful, encouraging, hard-working, tough or loving – no matter how we describe our own father, he leaves an indelible imprint.Claire Halliday spoke with a range of well-known Australians who shared their stories about the way their dads shape their lives.From memories of deep warmth and closeness to stories of difficulty and tragedy – everyone’s story is unique.What’s common in these s... read more

Stern, playful, encouraging, hard-working, tough or loving – no matter how we describe our own father, he leaves an indelible imprint.Claire Halliday spoke with a range of well-known Australians who shared their stories about the way their dads shape their lives.From memories of deep warmth and closeness to stories of difficulty and tragedy – everyone’s story is unique.What’s common in these s... read more

ANZACS on the Western Front: The Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide

Peter Pedersen

A lavishly illustrated account of the ANZACs involvement in the Western Front--complete with walking and driving tours of 28 battlefields With rare photographs and documents from the Australian War Memorial archive and extensive travel information, this is the most comprehensive guide to the battlefields of the Western Front on the market. Every chapter covers not just the battles, but the oft... read more

A lavishly illustrated account of the ANZACs involvement in the Western Front--complete with walking and driving tours of 28 battlefields With rare photographs and documents from the Australian War Memorial archive and extensive travel information, this is the most comprehensive guide to the battlefields of the Western Front on the market. Every chapter covers not just the battles, but the oft... read more

Marketing with Social Media: 10 Easy Steps to Success for Business

Linda Coles

Introduce your business to the world with this essential guide to social media marketingMarketing with Social Media: 10 Easy Steps to success for Business is your step-by-step guide to using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube to promote your business. In 10 quick and easy steps, you'll learn how to use social media effectively, establish a simple marketing plan and mea... read more

Introduce your business to the world with this essential guide to social media marketingMarketing with Social Media: 10 Easy Steps to success for Business is your step-by-step guide to using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube to promote your business. In 10 quick and easy steps, you'll learn how to use social media effectively, establish a simple marketing plan and mea... read more

The Great Life Redesign: Change How You Work, Live How You Dream and Make It Happen ... Today

Caroline Cameron

Never before have Australians worked so hard yet felt so unhappy. With anxiety rising at unprecedented levels, now is the time to stop and consider whether there could be another way to live. We renovate our houses, but what about our lives? The Great Life Redesign is an inspirational yet practical guidebook to help you reshape the life you have to create one you'll love.The Great Life Redesig... read more

Never before have Australians worked so hard yet felt so unhappy. With anxiety rising at unprecedented levels, now is the time to stop and consider whether there could be another way to live. We renovate our houses, but what about our lives? The Great Life Redesign is an inspirational yet practical guidebook to help you reshape the life you have to create one you'll love.The Great Life Redesig... read more

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