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John

John

Australia

History, Politics and Arts/Literature expert with over 20 years of experience in almost all non-fiction subjects


Work experience:

  • Jon Mahony Editing

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Entertainment, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Law, Political Science & Current Affairs, Sociology, Art

Ed

Ed

Newcastle NSW, Australia

Astute, experienced and empathetic, I'm a narrative problem solver and sentence sharpener who works well with big presses and solo authors.


Work experience:

  • The Creative Word Shop

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Contemporary Fiction

Sherryl

Sherryl

Melbourne VIC, Australia

Writer, teacher, editor- my job is to help writers create terrific, publishable stories.


Work experience:

  • Sherryl Clark
  • Victoria University

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Young Adult, Poetry, Short Story, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

Alex

Alex

Sydney NSW, Australia

I am a publisher, editor and content curator with 25 years' experience in many sectors. I can help with all aspects of writing projects.


Work experience:

  • Munroe Management

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Women's Fiction, Fiction, Social & Family Issues, Young Adult, Anthologies, Holiday, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing

Sam

Sam

Sydney NSW, Australia

Expert manuscript developer and editor. I specialise in literary fiction and nonfiction, and general / popular fiction and nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Brow Books
  • Self-employed
  • The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australia, The Saturday Paper
  • University of Melbourne, Deakin University, RMIT University, Victoria University

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, History, True Crime

Tom

Tom

Sydney NSW, Australia

Commissioning editor with 10 years of publishing experience, working across a range of non-fiction and fiction genres


Work experience:

  • Pantera Press
  • Penguin Random House Australia

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, History, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Romance

Sam

Sam

Melbourne VIC, Australia

Expert editor, proofreader and content advisor with over 20 years' experience. Nonfiction specialist; science nerd.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Lonely Planet

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, History, Math & Science, Travel, Education & Reference

John

John

Brisbane QLD, Australia

Editor with over twenty years of experience working for major commercial publishers (Wiley, McGraw-Hill and Cambridge University Press).


Work experience:

  • Wiley
  • Cambridge University Press
  • JC Editorial

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Economics, Humanities & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Psychology, Sports & Outdoors, Health & Wellbeing, Parenting & Families, Writing & Publishing

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Writing a book is tiring and time-consuming — but the editing process might just be harder, even for seasoned writers. If you're looking for someone local who can improve your book on a sentence level, you can now hire a copy editor in Australia through Reedsy.


A good copy editor is one of the important members of any writer’s team. They will turn a rough draft into a manuscript ready for print (or ebook, as it were). Apart from improving grammatical and punctuation errors, they improve clarity, tone, consistency, and sentence structure. Having a book full of errors affects your standing with your readers — as a result, a copy editor is a valuable investment in your professional credibility and success.


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