Bodhi 心 Schier-Paine

Bodhi 心 Schier-Paine - Editor

Brisbane QLD, Australia

I am a writer and freelance editor with 10+ years experience as an in-house book editor, plus 5 years experience as a freelancer.

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Overview

I'm a writer and freelance editor with 10+ years experience as an in-house book editor. I am currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing) at Queensland University of Technology, where I am maintaining a GPA of 6.857.

I have a passion for helping authors develop their manuscripts for submission to publishers, and I am able to edit at all levels -- substantive, copyediting and proofreading. I specialise in literary fiction, but am able to work across other genres, including academic writing and longform non-fiction.

I also have extensive experience as a book typesetter, so I can help with laying out self-published works. And I have experience reading manuscripts for publishing houses, so I'm able to help with query letters and otherwise packaging manuscripts for submission to publishers.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Humanities & Social Sciences
Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
Literary Fiction
Science Fiction
Short Story
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult

Work experience

freelance editor

Self-employed
March, 2013 – Present (almost 8 years)

• soliciting new clients and work from existing clients (primarily Sydney poetry publisher
Puncher & Wattman)
• designing and typesetting books and documents for government
departments and publishing companies
• writing copy for advertising brochures, websites and government documents
• editing fiction manuscripts for authors
• editing research papers for university academics

Asialink Writer-in-Residence

Nou Hach Literary Association,
May, 2012 – July, 2012 (2 months)

• facilitating a 4-week zine-making and creative-writing workshop series
• compiling a zine called Saturdays with short stories written by students
• editing Khmer short stories in English translation for Nou Hach Journal
• advising on organisational restructure of Nou Hach Literary Association
• advising on a US Embassy workshop series with visiting poets from Iowa University
• developing short stories and poems written by young Khmer writers in English
• restructuring content for the Nou Hach website,
• developing a novel manuscript

book editor

Wakefield Press
January, 2010 – September, 2011 (over 1 year)

• all tasks listed in entries for Wakefield Press below, plus:
• liaising with authors and the publishers to facilitate contracts management

lecturer and tutor

NMIT Melbourne
August, 2006 – November, 2006 (3 months)

teaching the subject Publishing Principles and Practice

Voiceworks magazine editor

Express Media
July, 2006 – September, 2008 (about 2 years)

• liaising with Express Media CEOs to oversee the artistic direction and production
of four issues of Voiceworks per year, including budgeting and planning for a
quarterly production schedule
• soliciting, selecting and structurally editing manuscript submissions
• briefing authors, editors and the designer to carry out specific content assignments
• providing structural and developmental editing to Voiceworks writers
• supporting Voiceworks writers in research, interview techniques, redrafting and
copy-editing their work
• coordinating a volunteer Editorial Committee to initiate marketing, media and
publicity campaigns
• delivering regular email updates to Express Media members using MailChimp
• events management – co-ordinating quarterly magazine launches and festival appearances

book editor and typesetter

Wakefield Press
July, 2004 – July, 2006 (about 2 years)

• structurally editing, copy editing, and proof-reading novels, short fiction collections,
memoirs and academic literature
• liaising with the publisher, authors, in-house and freelance editors and designers
• writing reader reports and back-cover blurbs
• coordinating with publicists, marketers and interstate authors
• designing and typesetting page layouts for publication
• collating and typesetting a bi-monthly catalogue of new-release book titles

typesetter and editor

Seaview Press
October, 2003 – July, 2004 (9 months)

typesetting and editing books for self-publishing clients

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Dodging the Bull

Paul Mitchell

Rare Book

Rare Book

One Common Enemy: The Laconia Incident: a survivor's memoir

Jim McLoughlin

I'll see the world,' Jim McLoughlin told his parents as he set off to join the Royal Navy in 1939. 'It'll be fun.' Months later, this Liverpool lad was sailing to war aboard the massive battleship HMS 'Valiant'. He saw some of the world, but it wasn't fun. In 'One Common Enemy', he recounts how the chaos and carnage of war at sea in the Norwegian and Mediterranean campaigns led him to a fatefu... read more

I'll see the world,' Jim McLoughlin told his parents as he set off to join the Royal Navy in 1939. 'It'll be fun.' Months later, this Liverpool lad was sailing to war aboard the massive battleship HMS 'Valiant'. He saw some of the world, but it wasn't fun. In 'One Common Enemy', he recounts how the chaos and carnage of war at sea in the Norwegian and Mediterranean campaigns led him to a fatefu... read more

Cleanskin

Gay Lynch

Inventing Beatrice

Jill Golden

Rare Book

Rare Book

The Goddamn Bus of Happiness

Stefan Laszczuk

Mico Millevic is a young man struggling with his past and trying to fulfil the potential of his future. His best mate, Couper, keeps dead people's cremated remains in his driveway and gets into fights with blokes in wheelchairs. His girlfriend, Nina, suffers from severe stomach pains, and refuses to suffer fools. Mico and his friends are lost on a heady, who-cares, throw-up-your-arms-and-screa... read more

Mico Millevic is a young man struggling with his past and trying to fulfil the potential of his future. His best mate, Couper, keeps dead people's cremated remains in his driveway and gets into fights with blokes in wheelchairs. His girlfriend, Nina, suffers from severe stomach pains, and refuses to suffer fools. Mico and his friends are lost on a heady, who-cares, throw-up-your-arms-and-screa... read more

Prohibited Zone

Alastair Sarre

Steve West, mining engineer and ex-footy star, just wants a dirty weekend in town, but he can't stop people telling him their secrets. When crusading Kara incites a breakout in the desert, Westie finds himself her reluctant accomplice. Soon he's got a runaway asylum seeker in tow, and all the world, it seems, on his tail.There is a way out - but it's in the prohibited zone.

Steve West, mining engineer and ex-footy star, just wants a dirty weekend in town, but he can't stop people telling him their secrets. When crusading Kara incites a breakout in the desert, Westie finds himself her reluctant accomplice. Soon he's got a runaway asylum seeker in tow, and all the world, it seems, on his tail.There is a way out - but it's in the prohibited zone.

Hill of Grace

Stephen Orr

1951. Among the coppiced carob trees and arum lilies of the Barossa Valley, old-school Lutheran William Miller lives a quiet life with his wife, Bluma, and son, Nathan, making wine and baking bread. But William has a secret. He's been studying the Bible and he's found what a thousand others couldn't: the date of the Apocalypse. William sets out to convince his neighbours that they need to join... read more

1951. Among the coppiced carob trees and arum lilies of the Barossa Valley, old-school Lutheran William Miller lives a quiet life with his wife, Bluma, and son, Nathan, making wine and baking bread. But William has a secret. He's been studying the Bible and he's found what a thousand others couldn't: the date of the Apocalypse. William sets out to convince his neighbours that they need to join... read more

Street Furniture

Matt Howard

This entertaining and humorous coming-of-age story features a young man who languishes unemployed with his mates in the suburbs of Sydney until, at age 29, he finds himself suddenly employed in the city as a publicist for a large publishing firm. Young professionals and publishing insiders will delight in the narrative's wry and comedic tone as he delves into the social issues affecting life i... read more

This entertaining and humorous coming-of-age story features a young man who languishes unemployed with his mates in the suburbs of Sydney until, at age 29, he finds himself suddenly employed in the city as a publicist for a large publishing firm. Young professionals and publishing insiders will delight in the narrative's wry and comedic tone as he delves into the social issues affecting life i... read more

Paper Nautilus

Nicholas Jose

'They wanted a love they could take into eternity.'In a small town on the Australian coast Penny grows up to marry the boy who has waited for her. Few know the truth about her birth. Her uncle Jack is one, for he shared with her father not only his childhood but also the horror of their wartime experience. Jack and Penny's special bond is as rare and precious as the beautiful nautilus shell th... read more

'They wanted a love they could take into eternity.'In a small town on the Australian coast Penny grows up to marry the boy who has waited for her. Few know the truth about her birth. Her uncle Jack is one, for he shared with her father not only his childhood but also the horror of their wartime experience. Jack and Penny's special bond is as rare and precious as the beautiful nautilus shell th... read more

A House by the River

Diane Fahey

A House by the River journeys through the six years Diane Fahey lived with her mother, Patricia, as her carer, and ends at a point five years after her death. Both the challenges and radiant moments of the relationship of mother and daughter are given enduring form in poems that hold the tension between hope and truth, charting a gradual grief - then loss, and its aftermath. The same life-tide... read more

A House by the River journeys through the six years Diane Fahey lived with her mother, Patricia, as her carer, and ends at a point five years after her death. Both the challenges and radiant moments of the relationship of mother and daughter are given enduring form in poems that hold the tension between hope and truth, charting a gradual grief - then loss, and its aftermath. The same life-tide... read more

Australian Ravens

Elizabeth Lawson, Greg McLaren

Australian ravens is a book of mourning, celebration, family, misgiving, lies and caution. The three long poems in this book, 'Broken', 'Not being in Kyoto' and 'The Blue Gum', each extend the questioning of memory, place and the past that featured in McLaren's first collection, The Kurri Kurri Book of the Dead. Australian ravens reaches deeply into place, making it up, trying to forget it, re... read more

Australian ravens is a book of mourning, celebration, family, misgiving, lies and caution. The three long poems in this book, 'Broken', 'Not being in Kyoto' and 'The Blue Gum', each extend the questioning of memory, place and the past that featured in McLaren's first collection, The Kurri Kurri Book of the Dead. Australian ravens reaches deeply into place, making it up, trying to forget it, re... read more

Bunratty

Duncan Bruce Hose

"Duncan Hose treads the lesser-known path of maverick Australian poets such as Norman Talbot, John Watson and Javant Biarujia—that is, like all good must-read poets, he invents a new language, full of playful disguises and serious intent, reaffirming Baudelaire's view that only the human-made is beautiful." – Gig RyanDuncan Hose is from the softslang line of the chansonnier, whose reference po... read more

"Duncan Hose treads the lesser-known path of maverick Australian poets such as Norman Talbot, John Watson and Javant Biarujia—that is, like all good must-read poets, he invents a new language, full of playful disguises and serious intent, reaffirming Baudelaire's view that only the human-made is beautiful." – Gig RyanDuncan Hose is from the softslang line of the chansonnier, whose reference po... read more

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