Devika Brendon

Devika Brendon - Editor

Colombo, Sri Lanka

I edit to refine written work into its clearest and most effective form. Increased textual integrity makes a good text into a great one.

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I am a writer of poetry and fiction, a freelance journalist, an editor and reviewer, and a literary mentor to writers of all ages. My specialist areas of interest are fiction, thrillers, detective fiction, memoir, and specfic.
English (AUS)
Biographies & Memoirs
Humanities & Social Sciences
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Cultural & Ethnic
Literary Fiction
Short Story

Work experience

Consultant Editor

January, 2018 – August, 2020 (over 2 years)

I am Consultant Content Editor for the SEALA Network (a Global Leadership Academy). I curate visual and textual content related to our alumni and programmes, in alignment with our values and image, and recommend ways in which to showcase our brilliant alumni and faculty.

Consultant Editor

January, 2018 – Present (about 5 years)

I have been the story contributions consultant and content developer as well as the substantive/ structural content editor for FemAsia Magazine from 2018-2020. I am on the Editorial Board of New Ceylon Writing, a Literary journal founded in 1970, and brought online in 2016. I am a freelance editor of short fiction, memoirs, novels, poetry, essays and non-fiction books. I am currently Consultant Content Editor for the SEALA Global Leadership Network.

I have edited Yasmine Gooneratne’s novels ‘A Change Of Skies’ (awarded the Marjorie Barnard Award), ‘Pleasures Of Conquest’ (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize) and ‘Sweet And Simple Kind’ (shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award); and Michael Kouly’s ‘Finding Your Hummus’ and ‘Mute’.

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