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Harold Legaspi

Harold Legaspi - Editor

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Friendly, with a passion for literature and a professional approach. A published writer with a penchant for literature and the arts.


In a previous lifetime I had a career in Finance, becoming a Chartered Accountant with a Masters of Commerce working for the Big 4.

I’m currently enrolled in the Master of Creative Writing program at University of Sydney and work as a proofreader and writer for The Australia Times.

I have worked on fiction, academic texts, essays, articles, annual reports, information memorandums, prospectuses, business cases, product disclosure statements, corporate brochures, marketing flyers and websites.

I take joy in being given the opportunity to polish text and help authors to engage their audience. I offer you my years of experience with all aspects of the editorial process: from manuscript assessment, line editing, and structural editing to querying agents, publishers and mentoring. As an author myself, I am careful and conscientious with feedback. As an editor I draw a fine line between nurturing your voice and being true to conventions. I am thorough, insightful and creative, with assured instincts for what makes good writing.

I am experienced in working with authors early on in their careers and developing their writing into confident and professional work.

English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
Classics Fantasy LGBTQ Literature Science Fiction Short Story Young Adult & Teen
Biographies & Memoirs Finance & Accounting LGBTQ (non fiction) Music Politics & Current Affairs


  • Editing Certification
  • Master of Finance, University of Sydney
  • Master of Creative Writing, University of Sydney (currently enrolled)

Work experience


My Own Manuscript Assessment

March, 2016 – Present (8 months)

Freelance manuscript assessment and editing for unpublished writers and self-publishing individuals.

Staff Writer

The Australia Times

March, 2016 – Present (8 months)

Features, reviews and content for numerous ‘interest-based’ magazines. Proofread and published articles and reviews. Fact-checked, copy edited, transcribed interviews, researched books.

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