Edwina Harvey

Edwina Harvey – Editor

Writer and editor specialising in academic, fiction, science fiction and fantasy editing.


I have two diverse backgrounds at your disposal.

Having written Science Fiction and Fantasy for over 40 years, I have edited for Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine for 13 years, freelanced for Dragonwell Publishing and Peggy Bright Books and individual authors.
While SF and Fantasy are my specialties I have also edited general fiction, children's fiction, historical fiction and memoirs.

Thirty years working in a major Australian university library (UNSW) has provided me with the experience to edit academic articles, theses (dissertations) and essays. My specialty subjects include law, business and marketing and zoology. I have a layman's interest in cetacean and equine studies.

I believe the editor's role is to help the author's message shine more clearly and brightly.
Anthologies Children's Fantasy Humor & Comedy Science Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Law
English (AUS)
  • Australian Science Fiction Award Best Editor (x3)
  • Mary Grant Bruce Award (Hononrary Mention)
  • Diploma of Book Editing & Publishing

Work experience


Jul, 2013 — Present

I have edited Science Fiction and Fantasy short stories, poetry, interviews and articles for Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (2002-2015) I have edited SF & Fantasy novels and anthologies for Peggy Bright Books and Dragonwell Publishing (2012 - ongoing)

Operating as Edwina's Editing Services I have copy-edited, edited or transcribed:
*Science fiction, Fantasy and Horror short stories, poems, novels, anthologies
*Children's novels
*Historical fiction

*Academic work including
*assignments and articles on
- psychology
- counselling
- business and marketing
- law
*theses (dissertations) on
- phoenix companies
- does product design influence marketing

*a book of scientific observations on Einstein's theory of Unification.

Shapla Books

Jan, 2016 — Sep, 2017 (over 1 year)

Editor of:
On Unification: works of Professor Sakhawat Hossain by Professor Sakhawat Hossain, (revised edition) 2017

Peggy Bright Books

Jul, 2012 — Present

I have co-edited the following SF/Fantasy anthologies for Peggy Bright Books:
Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear. (Various authors) (2012)
Use Only As Directed (Various authors) (2014)

I have edited the following books for Peggy Bright Books:
Rare Unsigned Copy: a collection of writings from Simon Petrie (2010) (OOP)
The Gordon Mammon Casebook (2012) (OOP)
Difficult Second Album: a further collection of writings from Simon Petrie (2014) (OOP)
Flight 404 by Simon Petrie (2014) (OOP)
Tame Animals of Saturn written and illustrated by Adam Browne (2016)
Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body: a Guerline Scarfe investigation by Simon Petrie (2017) (OOP)

Dragonwell Publishing

Feb, 2012 — Present

I have edited the following titles for Dragonwell Publishing:

Lex Talionis by RSA Garcia (2014)
Ashamet, Desert Born by Terry Jackman (2015)
The Chocolatier's Ghost by Cindy Lynn Speer (2017)

I have assisted with manuscript assessment and proof reading on the following titles:
The Blackwell Family Secret by Jonathan L. Ferrara (2014)
Fire and Shadow by Imogen Howson (2016)



Brendan Carson

One doctor's first few years - in the emergency department, in psychiatry, in the prisons and on the public methadone programme. Unexpected births, sicknesses, deaths - and two or maybe three resurrections. What board games they play in the hereafter, the heal... read more
Zali is a big dog who loves to play. Being happy is just her way!Zig Zag Zali is a rhyming children's picture book. It's about a day in the life of Lucy and her big dog named Zali, and how much fun they have together.The illustrations have textures that captur... read more
"Four Wheels - Good!Two Wheels - Better!" Roaring out of the Desert and across the Seas comes the true story of a Broken Hill boy who found thrills, adventure and romance in a life of speed, power and Pride!
The Message

Mr Tony Francis

Artificial intelligence deciphers an extraterrestrial message but decides not to share the information with mankind.
BACK OF THE BACK OF BEYOND Come and join the Party!Through her short stories “No Pets Allowed”, “Get Me to The Worldcon on Time” , “My Sweet 286” and “Party”, Edwina Harvey introduced her readers to a world where flatmates discover the difficulties of raising ... read more
The Whale's Tale

Edwina Harvey

There's an old joke that goes: When humans finaly learned they could communicate with whales, the first thing the whale said was, "We want a lawyer" but that was over 100 years ago. Now the Whale nation has brought interstellar travel back from the brink of ex... read more
A varied collection of short speculation fiction, fantasy and science fiction.
BACK OF THE BACK OF BEYOND Come and join the Party!Through her short stories “No Pets Allowed”, “Get Me to The Worldcon on Time” , “My Sweet 286” and “Party”, Edwina Harvey introduced her readers to a world where flatmates discover the difficulties of raising ... read more
Never Forget

Edwina Harvey

Does a genetically modified orphaned elephant calf hold the key to saving African elephants from extinction?Never Forget is an 8,000 word novelette that explores the themes of genetic manipulation and racial identity. Described by the author as “schmaltzy scie... read more
Bitroux: Book 1: The Metalsmith

Jordan Harcourt-Hughes

What if the walls of the world were really open? When did it happen? When exactly did Ahm’s shield dissipate and how is it that Merouac’s sister was the first one to walk through? ‘Malaena came down to visit me about a shade before she passed,’ Merouac told We... read more
A collection of 14 speculative short stories by Australian and New Zealand authors / editors: Simon Petrie, Edwina Harvey ; authors: Stephen Dedman, Dirk Flinthart, Dave Freer, Michelle Goldsmith, Alex Isle, Lyn McConchie, Claire McKenna, Charlotte Nash, Ian N... read more
An anthology of 13 short spec-fic stories. Matchless prose to fire your imagination!"The Bone Chime Song" by Joanne Anderton, "Five Ways to Start A War" by Sue Bursztynski, "History: Theory and Practice" by Dave Luckett, "The D___d" by Adam Browne, "The Travel... read more
Tanja Morgenstein, daughter of a wealthy industrialist and a geochemist, is dead from exposure to Titan's lethal, chilled atmosphere, and Guerline Scarfe must determine why.This novella blends hard-SF extrapolation with elements of contemporary crime fiction, ... read more
A sumptuously-illustrated surrealistic adventure inspired by the extraterrestrial menagerie of nineteenth-century Christian mystic Jakob Lorber
The Chocolatier's Ghost

Cindy Lynn Speer

Married to her soul mate, the chocolatier William, Tasmin should not have to worry about anything at all. But when her happily ever after is interrupted by the disappearance of the town’s wise woman, she rushes in to investigate. Faced with dangers, dead bodie... read more
A desert prince’s love for his slave can become his salvation – or his undoing.Prince Ashamet does not believe in love. But a gift of an exotic pale-skinned foreign slave unexpectedly turns his world around. The handsome Keril's purity and innocence are unlike... read more
Lex Talionis

R. S. A. Garcia

A “stunning debut...intense and intriguing” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)“A tense, morally complex science fiction thriller that tackles hard questions of loyalty, exploitation, and human decency” — Elizabeth BearTHE LAW OF REVENGEA battered young woman... read more

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