Emily Marquart

Emily Marquart – Editor

I help indie authors publish with confidence. Open to fantasy, romance, and YA fiction. Looking forward to meeting you and your book!

Overview

I am a freelance writer and editor with more than eight years' experience in the industry. After completing a Master of Publishing at the University of Sydney, I honed my editing skills at a top Australian weekly magazine, and went on to write creative and engaging content for a wide range of print and online publications. As an editor, I have helped polish and perfect everything from academic articles to indie romance novels. Don't hesitate to get in touch to see if we'd be a good fit!

"Emily's editing of Vision of Shadows did more than just make it a far better book. I truly believe she helped make me a better writer. She helped tighten the prose, ramp up the tension and sharpen the characters. She was both friendly and professional and I completely trusted her with my story. I simply cannot recommend her enough!" - Vincent Morrone, author of Vision of Shadows
Services
Fiction
Epic Fantasy New Adult Romantic Fantasy Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Master of Publishing

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2020 — Present

I work with indie authors to get their books ready for publication, offering developmental, line editing, and copyediting services.

Self-employed

Jan, 2013 — Dec, 2018 (almost 6 years)

I provided a range of writing and editing services for Australian publications, such as Sydney Morning Herald's Life and Style section and North Coast Weddings magazine. I also provided academic and fiction editing during this time.

Sunday Magazine

Jul, 2011 — Jul, 2012 (about 1 year)

Ensured all content was consistent with Sunday’s style and standard, implemented a procedure for editing digital versions of the magazine, submitted proofed articles in a timely manner.

SydneyLearning

Feb, 2011 — Jun, 2011 (4 months)

Proofreading course materials and writing copy for the Centre for Continuing Education’s website.

Indesign Publishing

Jun, 2009 — Nov, 2009 (5 months)

Writing and proofreading articles for Indesign magazine (print and online).

Portfolio

The Purple Prince

Menkes, Sebastien

Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Night Lights

Epstein, Sarah

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing
The Final Couple

Salve, Kelly Jeanne

Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Developmental Editing
Copy Editing

Emily has 18 reviews

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Katherine C.

Katherine C.

Mar, 2024

Emily was such a pleasure to work with! She was extremely responsive, especially considering the time difference (she's in Australia and I'm in the US) and she provided clear and concise feedback as well as suggestions for revisions. She helps guide you instead of giving you the solution, allowing you to grow as an author. I really enjoyed working with Emily and I hope to do so again in the fut...
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Chloe H.

Chloe H.

Mar, 2024

Emily was a pleasure to work with. She was professional and the service she provided was reliable and to a brilliant standard.
Gwynn D.

Gwynn D.

Jan, 2024

Couldn't have asked for a better person to work with. She has helped with my writing confidence while also giving amazing input and advice in how to improve.
Frey T.

Frey T.

Jan, 2024

I highly recommend Emily for a developmental edit. She was timely, professional, and very personable. She has an informed measure of the publishing climate and went above and beyond to guide me in choosing a title, pen name, and genre that fits with reader expectations. Her feedback was specific, actionable, clear, and encouraging. She provided a complete editorial letter and extensive in-manus...
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Krichelle P.

Krichelle P.

Dec, 2023

This is my second time working with Emily, and it won't be my last. Once again she gave a great overview of what works well, how parts in my story could be tightened, and suggestions on how to strengthen everything from start to finish. Emily is professional, courteous and has a keen eye for detail. Highly recommend.

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