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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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!

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

Work experience

Freelance Editor, Proofreader, Indexer and Writer

January, 2001 – Present (over 20 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

Catherine has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Armando Legin
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!

Armando Legin, October 2020

Catherine Dunk
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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