Catherine Dunk

Catherine Dunk - Editor

Sydney NSW, Australia

20+ years editing, proofreading and indexing; some specialities include self-help, biography and history. Contact me for a polished result.

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Overview

For the last 20 years, I have worked with numerous publishers in Australia and the US, including Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, Thomson Reuters, University of New South Wales Press and Wisdom Publications, along with several self-publishing authors. I hold a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Diploma of Book Editing & Publishing (with Distinction). I am also a published nonfiction author and poet, a Professional Member of the Institute of Professional Editors (Australia) and an Accredited Indexer with the Australian and New Zealand Society of indexers.

My specialty is nonfiction, with a particular emphasis on self-help, biography and history. I am a detail-oriented editor, passionate about readability, grammar and punctuation, so come to me for that final polish before approaching a publisher. If you choose the route of self-publishing, I can also provide you with world-class proofreading and indexing services, and plenty of advice!

Languages
English (AUS)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Buddhism
Health & wellbeing
History
Home & Garden
Parenting & Families
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Freelance Editor, Proofreader, Indexer and Writer

Self-employed
January, 2001 – Present (over 19 years)

Developmental Editor/Product Developer

Thomson Law Book Company
July, 1999 – January, 2001 (over 1 year)

Associate Editor

McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia
September, 1995 – June, 1998 (over 2 years)

Wonder Woman in Disguise

Lambert, Melanie

Like a Waking Dream: The Autobiography of Geshe Lhundub Sopa

Sopa, Geshe Lhundub, Donnelly, Paul, Dalai Lama, His Holiness the

Eat My Words

MacCallum, M

Fit Not Healthy

Alford, Vanessa

Serving in Silence? : Australian LGBT servicemen and women

Riseman, Noah , Robinson, Shirleene, Willett, Graham

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