Emily Marquart

Emily Marquart - Editor

Coffs Harbour NSW, Australia

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

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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
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Epic Fantasy
New Adult
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy


  • Master of Publishing

Work experience

Freelance editor for indie authors

January, 2020 – Present (over 2 years)

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

Freelance writer and editor

January, 2013 – December, 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
July, 2011 – July, 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.


February, 2011 – June, 2011 (4 months)

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


Indesign Publishing
June, 2009 – November, 2009 (5 months)

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

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Burdens of Blood: Legend of the Dawn Child Book One

Matthews, Crystal, Marquart, Emily

Vision of Shadows (The Vision Series Book 1)

Morrone, Vincent, Neier, Kelli, Marquart, Emily

Every Moment with You

Madden, Jessica

Emily has 4 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Liz Homes
As a newbie to the world of professional editing, I was extremely nervous about contracting Emily. She, though, was lovely and friendly. I read her review of my manuscript and nodded with each paragraph. She has given me exactly what I need to take my work up to the next level. In fact, her overview has changed the way I will work in the future. I am delighted with the effort that Emily put in ...
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Liz Homes, May 2022

Lauren Jackson
This is the second time I've worked with Emily - on the same novel, two different types of editing and she has been a complete dream to work with. I highly recommend!

Lauren Jackson, April 2022

Michael Hazell
Emily's approach to editing boosted the clarity of my story and sharpened the plot. Her editing style did not stifle my creativity but enhanced my style. She is highly recommended.

Michael Hazell, April 2022

Lauren Jackson
Emily was very professional, detailed, and thorough with her feedback and editing. I highly recommend her and look forward to working again with her in the future!

Lauren Jackson, March 2022

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