Daina Lindeman

Daina Lindeman – Editor

I have enjoyed working as an editor, proofreader, and manuscript assessor for over twenty years.


I have very significant editorial experience and have worked on a wide range of document types, including technical manuals, educational textbooks, fiction and non-fiction titles, business proposals, magazines, and promotional material.

I have edited award-winning books for major publishers such as Allen & Unwin, Magabala Books, and Ventura Press. I also write manuscript assessments, and I feel that one of my strengths is the ability to foster and illuminate an author's intent and unique voice.

I am happy to make suggestions regarding story and character development, and it is always rewarding when an author tells me how my input has dramatically improved their manuscript.

During my ten years as an editor at Boeing Australia, I routinely ensured that complex technical documents and manuals were produced to the highest possible standards and that they achieved accuracy, clarity, and consistency of style. I also performed writing tasks and provided training to writers.

Biographies & Memoirs History
Children's Contemporary Fiction Fantasy
English (AUS)

Work experience


Apr, 2018 — Present

I am an editor, proofreader, and manuscript assessor who works for some of Australia's most respected publishing companies including Magabala Books (Australia's oldest Indigenous publisher), Allen & Unwin, Ventura Press, and Fontaine Publishing. I feel that one of my strengths is the ability to foster and illuminate an author's intent and unique voice.

Hardie Grant

Nov, 2023 — Present

John Wiley & Sons

Feb, 2023 — Present

Expert Editor

Aug, 2019 — Present

Allen & Unwin

May, 2019 — Jul, 2019 (3 months)

Freelance proofreader


Apr, 2004 — Feb, 2014 (almost 10 years)

I edited a range of business reports, proposals, technical books, and manuals for projects such as F-111 and F/A-18. I also prepared and conducted training classes on grammar, punctuation, technical writing, and Simplified Technical English.


No Small Shame

Christine Bell

Australia, 1914. The world is erupting in war. Jobs are scarce and immigrants unwelcome. For young Catholic Mary O’Donnell, this is not the new life she imagined. When one foolish night of passion leads to an unexpected pregnancy and a loveless marriage, Mary’... read more
The Wounded Sinner

Gus Henderson

Leonora – back to Jeanie’s roots and family. Matthew’s father, Archie, is dying and he spends three weeks out of four caring for him in The Wounded Sinner , his grand, decaying family home. Whilst Matthew is away, Jeanie stays and works as a teacher and looks ... read more

Victor Briggs

'For various reasons, this story cannot be proven. But that does not matter to me because in my Aboriginal way of being and knowing, stories like my uncle’s do not need modern scientific proof to have validity — the role of story in Indigenous community is key... read more
Poly: A novel

Dalgarno, Paul

The Path Eye

Ghali, Mr Timothy

Magpie's Ruin

Cox, Brian M.

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Coral W.

Coral W.

Dec, 2023

Daina was a delight to work with! She was highly professional, prompt with her responses and very thorough with her editing. I highly recommend hiring her for your manuscript.
Daina L.
Thank you so much for your review, Coral. It was such a pleasure to work on your manuscript. A Slice of You is a great read, and I wish you every success with it!

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