Edwina Harvey

Edwina Harvey - Editor

Australia

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

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Overview

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.
Languages
English (AUS)
Fiction
Anthologies
Children's
Fantasy
Humor & Comedy
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Law

Certifications

  • Diploma of Book Editing & Publishing

Awards

  • Australian Science Fiction Award Best Editor (x3)
  • Mary Grant Bruce Award (Hononrary Mention)

Work experience

Freelance editor

Self-employed
July, 2013 – Present (about 9 years)

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
*Memoirs

*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.

Editor

Shapla Books
January, 2016 – September, 2017 (over 1 year)

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

Copy editor, proof reader, manuscript developer

Peggy Bright Books
July, 2012 – Present (about 10 years)

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)

Copy edititor, manuscript developer, proof-reader

Dragonwell Publishing
February, 2012 – Present (over 10 years)

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)

Portfolio (17 selected works)

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 wakes from a coma in a space port hospital with no memories of herpast. The only thing she remembers are two words: Lex Talionis—the La... read more

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 wakes from a coma in a space port hospital with no memories of herpast. The only thing she remembers are two words: Lex Talionis—the La... read more

Ashamet, Desert Born

Terry Jackman

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 anything Ashamet has ever encountered in a grown man. Amidst the court intrigues and mysterious attempts on his life, Ashamet finds him... 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 anything Ashamet has ever encountered in a grown man. Amidst the court intrigues and mysterious attempts on his life, Ashamet finds him... read more

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 bodies, and more mysterious disappearances, Tasmin and William must act fast to save their town and themselves – especially when Tasmin start... read more

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 bodies, and more mysterious disappearances, Tasmin and William must act fast to save their town and themselves – especially when Tasmin start... read more

The Tame Animals of Saturn

Adam Browne

A sumptuously-illustrated surrealistic adventure inspired by the extraterrestrial menagerie of nineteenth-century Christian mystic Jakob Lorber

A sumptuously-illustrated surrealistic adventure inspired by the extraterrestrial menagerie of nineteenth-century Christian mystic Jakob Lorber

Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body: a Guerline Scarfe investigation (The Titan sequence Book 1)

Simon Petrie

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, to envisage a future human society in a hostile environment, in which a young woman's worst enemies may be those around her.Matters Aris... 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, to envisage a future human society in a hostile environment, in which a young woman's worst enemies may be those around her.Matters Aris... read more

Light Touch Paper Stand Clear

Anna Tambour, Brenda Cooper, Sue Bursztynski, Katherine Cummings, Ripley Patton, Sean McMullen, Joanne Anderton, Dave Luckett

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 Travelling Salesman and the Farmer's Daughter" by Katherine Cummings, "Faet's Fire" by Thoraiya Dyer, "Murder at the Tip" by Anna Tambour, "Th... 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 Travelling Salesman and the Farmer's Daughter" by Katherine Cummings, "Faet's Fire" by Thoraiya Dyer, "Murder at the Tip" by Anna Tambour, "Th... read more

Use Only As Directed: a collection of 14 speculative short stories

Stephen Dedman, Dave Freer, Lyn McConchie, Douglas A Van Belle, Dirk Flinthart, Ian Nichols

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 Nichols, Leife Shallcross, Grant Stone, Douglas A Van Belle, Janeen Webb, M Darusha Wehm. Cover artist, Lewis P. Morley

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 Nichols, Leife Shallcross, Grant Stone, Douglas A Van Belle, Janeen Webb, M Darusha Wehm. Cover artist, Lewis P. Morley

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 Wemitte. He took a puff of his cigarette and pulled some tobacco from his lips. ‘She told me that she had found a way to walk between the ... read more

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 Wemitte. He took a puff of his cigarette and pulled some tobacco from his lips. ‘She told me that she had found a way to walk between the ... 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 science-fiction”, Never Forget is a prequel to the short story, When Wales Cry (published in Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things, Peggy ... read more

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 science-fiction”, Never Forget is a prequel to the short story, When Wales Cry (published in Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things, Peggy ... read more

The Back of the Back of Beyond.

Edwina Harvey

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 young dragons in small suburban apartments, where “flying” to a science fiction convention takes on a whole new meaning, and where “the ... read more

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 young dragons in small suburban apartments, where “flying” to a science fiction convention takes on a whole new meaning, and where “the ... read more

An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things: Collected Writigs of Edwina Harvey

Edwina Harvey

A varied collection of short speculation fiction, fantasy and science fiction.

A varied collection of short speculation fiction, fantasy and science fiction.

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 extinction and humpback whales travelling in massive spaceships regularly do concert tours across the galaxy.Uki is a rebellious Japanese ... read more

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 extinction and humpback whales travelling in massive spaceships regularly do concert tours across the galaxy.Uki is a rebellious Japanese ... read more

The Back of the Back of Beyond.

Edwina Harvey

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 young dragons in small suburban apartments, where “flying” to a science fiction convention takes on a whole new meaning, and where “the ... read more

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 young dragons in small suburban apartments, where “flying” to a science fiction convention takes on a whole new meaning, and where “the ... read more

The Message

Mr Tony Francis

Artificial intelligence deciphers an extraterrestrial message but decides not to share the information with mankind.

Artificial intelligence deciphers an extraterrestrial message but decides not to share the information with mankind.

A Life of Pride: A Story of Adventure from Broken Hill to Cricklewood by way of Darkest Africa

Alan G Pride

"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!

"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!

Zig Zag Zali: A children's book about Lucy and her big dog named Zali

May W. Pax

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 capture the children's interest through the use of collage for backgrounds, and the characters are coloured with pencils (#derwents) and acryl... 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 capture the children's interest through the use of collage for backgrounds, and the characters are coloured with pencils (#derwents) and acryl... read more

Heartline

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 health department protocol for vampire hunting, when not to call the psychiatrist and why not to buy a used car from an Emergency doctor. Ch... read more

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 health department protocol for vampire hunting, when not to call the psychiatrist and why not to buy a used car from an Emergency doctor. Ch... read more

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