Andrea Dobbin

Andrea Dobbin – Editor

Editor and proofreader with 18+ years' experience in fiction (mystery/crime and middle-grade) and non-fiction (travel, business, memoirs).

Overview

After working for several years as an in-house editor, I have been a freelance editor and proofreader since 2008. I have edited innumerable travel guides as well as education texts, biographies and memoirs, and business, history 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 edited several books in the Jack Rutherford and Amanda Lacey mystery series by Linda Coles. My favourite fiction genre is the cosy mystery, and I have edited or proofread many of these, including Juno Harvey's 'A Sticky Situation', 'A Pretty Pickle', and 'A Tricky Treat'.

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.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management History Travel
Fiction
Cozy Mysteries Middle Grade
Languages
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Bachelor of Arts (English Literature)
  • Graduate Diploma of Editing & Publishing

Work experience

Self-employed

May, 2008 — Present

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.

Lonely Planet

Apr, 2004 — Apr, 2008 (about 4 years)

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

Portfolio

Fighting Fate

Yerbury, Justin

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 liv... 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 ... 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... 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'A... 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 glaci... 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 glacier... 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 ... 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... 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 promot... 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... 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 ... 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 Red... 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. Howeve... 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, som... 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... 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 tow... 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 Mel... read more

Andrea has 7 reviews

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Annie Y.

Annie Y.

Sep, 2023

Andrea's proofreading of my novel this time was basically good, dedicated and serious.
Pam H.

Pam H.

Nov, 2022

I am so glad I discovered Andrea's services. She is the person in my editing/reading team whose judgment I hang out for. She is prompt and professional, which means she is reliable.
Pam H.

Pam H.

May, 2022

Working with Andrea feels like sitting with a true colleague, one who can correct and direct, while offering sage advice from the side.
Pam H.

Pam H.

Nov, 2021

Andrea is a great correspondent and finished my job early despite my tight deadline. Highly recommended.
CAPTAIN K.

CAPTAIN K.

Sep, 2020

Off just a few messages Andrea understood what I was trying to convey and the first editorial review of my MS was spot on...she drew attention professionally to shortcomings I could not see.

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