Claire McGregor

Claire McGregor - Editor

Melbourne VIC, Australia

Meticulous, professional and highly experienced Accredited Editor who works across genres in both nonfiction and fiction.

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Overview

I’m an Accredited Editor with 20 years' experience who works on both fiction and nonfiction across multiple genres. From project management and structural and developmental editing to proofreading, writing, design, transcription and editorial consultancy.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Historical Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Health & wellbeing
Nature
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sports & outdoor recreation

Certifications

  • Accredited Editor

Work experience

Freelance Editor, Writer & Designer

Self-employed
January, 2012 – Present (almost 8 years)

Having worked across numerous genres and topics throughout my career, I am able to adapt to the project I am working on, rather than specialising in just one field. Recent projects have included memoir, fiction novels, business books, travel guides, corporate reports, educational resources, website text and academic essays, to name a few.

Editorial Director

Global DataPoint
August, 2007 – March, 2009 (over 1 year)

After initially being taken on as Editorial Manager, I was promoted to the position of Editorial Director with the remit of overseeing all company projects – UK DataPoint, Transport and Global Arts. I was responsible for managing each team as well as all offshore data entry companies in India, running each project to deadline as well as troubleshooting problems, training staff, ensuring editorial accuracy and assisting the design of new technical systems.

Editor

Aspire Learning Resources
February, 2006 – March, 2007 (about 1 year)

Aspire is a not-for-profit organisation that develops and publishes vocational education and training resources. As Aspire’s Editor it was my responsibility to ensure that all publications were 100% accurate, met quality and educational standards, were produced to a set timeframe and applied plain English principles. I was also the project manager for the Childcare, Retail and Queensland Schools Resources projects.

Managing Editor

Global Listings
August, 2000 – March, 2004 (over 3 years)

Full editorial leadership • Managed in-house and freelance staff • MD’s right-hand person and deputy in her absence • Managed the production and performance of key accounts internationally • Client liaison • Compiled, updated and maintained editorial house style guides to ensure accuracy • Daily editing of TV listings schedules for clients and all other company material as necessary.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Final Act of Grace: Mastering a Peaceful Death

Mary Dwyer

When Adrian Beardsley is diagnosed with cancer at age forty-nine, no-one can imagine how quickly death will come, nor the challenges it will present. Mary Dwyer details with courage and candour the substance of a marriage, a family, a business partnership, a spiritual journey and how she and her children faced profound loss and grief. This moving memoir of lifes most mysterious experience brin... read more

When Adrian Beardsley is diagnosed with cancer at age forty-nine, no-one can imagine how quickly death will come, nor the challenges it will present. Mary Dwyer details with courage and candour the substance of a marriage, a family, a business partnership, a spiritual journey and how she and her children faced profound loss and grief. This moving memoir of lifes most mysterious experience brin... read more

One Season

Louis White

Angelo Astone has just been recruited by the Tassie Devils to play in the National Australian Rules Competition. The 18 year old from country Victoria is about to fulfil his life's dream of playing professional Aussie Rules football, however, trouble awaits in unforeseen ways.Todd Thomson, the club captain and one of the best players in the competition, has a drug problem and is grooming young... read more

Angelo Astone has just been recruited by the Tassie Devils to play in the National Australian Rules Competition. The 18 year old from country Victoria is about to fulfil his life's dream of playing professional Aussie Rules football, however, trouble awaits in unforeseen ways.Todd Thomson, the club captain and one of the best players in the competition, has a drug problem and is grooming young... read more

Why Me?: Science and Spirituality as inevitable bed partners

Dr Patrick Quanten, Erik Bualda

Where does life come from? - What is the purpose of life? - What is the role of the human being within the cosmos? - How does matter emerge from energy? - What are the direct links between the human energetic field, human chakras and human tissues? - What are the basic laws of life: the rules upon which the entire universe is built and on which it functions? If new information is going to be t... read more

Where does life come from? - What is the purpose of life? - What is the role of the human being within the cosmos? - How does matter emerge from energy? - What are the direct links between the human energetic field, human chakras and human tissues? - What are the basic laws of life: the rules upon which the entire universe is built and on which it functions? If new information is going to be t... read more

Obake Neko (Ghost Cat): A Pacific Tale

David Michael Gillespie

It begins with a disappearance…In the waning days of World War II, the Obake Neko is the last surviving Sen-Toku—a huge secret aircraft-carrier submarine created by the Imperial Japanese Navy. As the war comes to an end, the Obake Neko sets sail back to Japan with a cargo of unimaginable value. In the chaos of Japanese surrender, the clandestine vessel and its crew vanish in the seas of the So... read more

It begins with a disappearance…In the waning days of World War II, the Obake Neko is the last surviving Sen-Toku—a huge secret aircraft-carrier submarine created by the Imperial Japanese Navy. As the war comes to an end, the Obake Neko sets sail back to Japan with a cargo of unimaginable value. In the chaos of Japanese surrender, the clandestine vessel and its crew vanish in the seas of the So... read more

Motive: Uncovering the Primal Rebellion in Atheism

Paul Ross

“I would recommend that all Christians preparing to become scientists, all Christians practicing or teaching science, and all Christian college presidents read and memorize the book MOTIVE: Uncovering the Primal Rebellion in Atheism by Paul Ross (AD 2018). Paul Ross’ book reads very much like CS Lewis’ (AD 1943) book The Abolition of Man: Reflections on education with special reference to the ... read more

“I would recommend that all Christians preparing to become scientists, all Christians practicing or teaching science, and all Christian college presidents read and memorize the book MOTIVE: Uncovering the Primal Rebellion in Atheism by Paul Ross (AD 2018). Paul Ross’ book reads very much like CS Lewis’ (AD 1943) book The Abolition of Man: Reflections on education with special reference to the ... read more

In for a Pound

J J Byrnes

Sam Leach is a gangster's daughter, brought up the hard way in inner-city slums, making a living any way she can, always running from someone or something. She's smart enough to know that her luck won't last forever though. She has plans for a new life, perhaps a future in harbourside real estate.But Sam's carefully laid plans come apart when an old friend disappears in the wilds of Asia's Gol... read more

Sam Leach is a gangster's daughter, brought up the hard way in inner-city slums, making a living any way she can, always running from someone or something. She's smart enough to know that her luck won't last forever though. She has plans for a new life, perhaps a future in harbourside real estate.But Sam's carefully laid plans come apart when an old friend disappears in the wilds of Asia's Gol... read more

A Perfect Stone

S.C. Karakaltsas

How do you find a place to belong when there’s nowhere else to go?Living alone, eighty-year-old Jim Philips potters in his garden feeding his magpies. He doesn’t think much of his nosy neighbours and dislikes telemarketers intensely. All he wants to do is live in peace.Cleaning out a box belonging to his late wife, he finds something which triggers the memories of a childhood he’s hidden, not ... read more

How do you find a place to belong when there’s nowhere else to go?Living alone, eighty-year-old Jim Philips potters in his garden feeding his magpies. He doesn’t think much of his nosy neighbours and dislikes telemarketers intensely. All he wants to do is live in peace.Cleaning out a box belonging to his late wife, he finds something which triggers the memories of a childhood he’s hidden, not ... read more

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