Catherine Dunk

Catherine Dunk – Editor

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


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!

Biographies & Memoirs Buddhism Health & Wellbeing History Home & Garden Parenting & Families Psychology Self-Help & Self-Improvement
English (AUS)

Work experience


Jan, 2001 — Present

Thomson Law Book Company

Jul, 1999 — Jan, 2001 (over 1 year)

McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia

Sep, 1995 — Jun, 1998 (over 2 years)


Fit Not Healthy

Alford, Vanessa

Eat My Words

MacCallum, M

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Armando L.

Armando L.

Oct, 2020

Catherine's warm and professional approach greatly helped me wrap up the final stages of this painstaking process. Working with the right people is extremely important with a project that's so personal and I'm glad I found her. She was thorough, quick and always available for my questions. She also gave me several tips outside of the scope of her work which were greatly appreciated!
Catherine D.
Thanks so much for this glowing review Armando (my first!). I thoroughly enjoyed working with you too, and I hope your book will be a great success. It deserves to be!

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