Hire a Developmental Editor in Australia

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Jessica P.

Jessica P.

Sydney, Australia

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Edited over 100 fiction and non-fiction titles, including Prime Minister's Prize, The Age and various Premiers' literary award winners.


Work experience:

  • Jessica Perini Editorial Services
  • Amnesty International
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Arts Hub Magazine
  • News Ltd

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Home & Garden Mystery & Crime Education & Reference Parenting & Families Thriller & Suspense

Jane S.

Jane S.

Toowoomba QLD, Australia

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I'm a freelance editor, author and librarian with an eye for detail. Kids' books, fiction, non-fiction, history books: I love them all!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Concordia Lutheran College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Picture Books History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Middle Grade Self-help & Self-improvement Children's - Non-fiction Children's

Sherryl C.

Sherryl C.

Melbourne VIC, Australia

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


Work experience:

  • Sherryl Clark

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

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

Karen G.

Karen G.

Sydney NSW, Australia

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Development, structural and copy editor with over 15 years' trade publishing experience in memoir, self-help, non-fiction, children's.


Work experience:

  • Exisle Publishing
  • Allen & Unwin
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Philosophy Plays & Screenplays Middle Grade Parenting & Families Children's

Kate W.

Kate W.

Sydney NSW, Australia

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Children's fiction editor with over ten years industry experience with Scholastic, Disney and Marvel.


Work experience:

  • Scholastic Australia
  • Allen and Unwin
  • Lexis Nexis

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Humor & Comedy Picture Books Middle Grade Mystery & Crime Fantasy Children's - Non-fiction Children's Middle Grade Fantasy

Angela M.

Angela M.

Melbourne VIC, Australia

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I specialise in structural editing and advice. I'm experienced with crime/thrillers, hist fic, spec fic and literary. Former publisher.


Work experience:

  • Echo Publishing, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Literary Fiction Historical Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) Short Story Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Radhiah C.

Radhiah C.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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I am a Children's Editor at Australia's leading independent publisher. Let me help you craft the perfect frame for your masterpiece.


Work experience:

  • Scholastic Australia
  • Allen & Unwin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Romance Young Adult Humor & Comedy Picture Books Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Children's - Non-fiction Children's

Nadine D.

Nadine D.

Melbourne, Australia

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Freelance book editor and writing/editing teacher with over fifteen years' publishing experience, specializing in manuscript development.


Work experience:

  • Nadine Davidoff Editorial Services
  • Random House Australia
  • Black Inc

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Travel Historical Fiction Anthologies Women's Fiction Short Story

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Developmental Editor Australia

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A developmental editor works to ensure that your plot, characters, structure, prose, and all other pieces of your story are as fine-tuned and cohesive as possible. While they often will address language issues, the point of a developmental edit is to ensure that your book’s “big picture” issues are addressed — and resolved.

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