Hire Manuscript Editors in Australia

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Karin

Karin

Brisbane QLD, Australia

A passionate 'generalist' who lives to learn, I've edited fiction and non-fiction for both indie and trade publisher clients for decades.


Work experience:

  • Indelible Ink Press
  • Teach Starter Publishing
  • Wildlife Australia Magazine
  • Steve Parish Publishing
  • LexisNexis/Elsevier Reed
  • Literati Editorial Services
  • Bookmark Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Nature, Non-Fiction, Life Sciences, Math & Science, Fantasy, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Picture Books, Children's

Angie

Angie

Sydney NSW, Australia

I am a children's book publisher and editor with experience in picture books, readers, chapter books, non-fiction, fiction and YA.


Work experience:

  • Scholastic Australia

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Middle Grade, Middle Grade Fantasy

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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

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

Emily

Emily

Coffs Harbour NSW, Australia

Developmental editor supporting indie authors to publish with confidence. Open to fantasy, romance, and YA fiction


Work experience:

  • Indesign Publishing
  • SydneyLearning
  • Sunday Magazine
  • Emily Marquart
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Young Adult, Thriller & Suspense, Middle Grade Fantasy, Children's, Entertainment

Anita

Anita

Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia

An experienced publisher and editor with a 15-year career in educational publishing, including 8 years at Oxford University Press ANZ.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Oxford University Press ANZ
  • Harcourt Education Australia (now Pearson Education)
  • Harcourt Education UK (now Pearson Education)
  • Agra Europe

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade, Comics & Graphic Novels, Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction

Sally

Sally

Melbourne VIC, Australia

An award-nominated editor of information books for adults and young people. Major areas include environment, animals, science and education.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Victorian State Government, Departments of Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources.
  • Department of Planning and Environment, Victoria
  • Department of Education, Victoria

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Agriculture, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Education & Reference, Nature, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Math & Science, Physics & Chemistry

Stu

Stu

Campbells Creek VIC, Australia

I’m a freelance editor with over 15 years’ experience. I work primarily with academics, poets, and neurodivergent writers.


Work experience:

  • Stu Hatton: writer/editor
  • Vignette Press
  • La Trobe University
  • Deakin University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Fiction

Michele

Michele

Brisbane QLD, Australia

An editor of all genres, having worked for indie and trade publishing clients for 20 years, my expertise is developmental and copyediting!


Work experience:

  • Wordplay Editing Services
  • University of Queensland Press
  • Macmillan Education Publishers
  • New Holland Publishers
  • Steve Parish Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Children’s Non-Fiction, Business & Management

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After months, or maybe even years, of hard work and determination, you’ve finally completed your manuscript.


But now, in the midst of celebrating this accomplishment, you might be wondering: “What’s next?”


Well, for your best chances of coming to market with a professional and polished book, your answer should be: “Hire a developmental editor.”


A developmental editor works to ensure that your plot, characters, structure, prose, and all other pieces of your story are fine-tuned and cohesive as possible.


So how do you find a developmental editor in Australia you can trust to really make your story shine? Our marketplace is home to hundreds of experienced editors — many who worked for Big 5 publishers or with bestselling authors like Neil Gaiman. Sign up for a free account to start browsing the profiles of developmental editors in Australia today.

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