John Coomer

John Coomer - Editor

Brisbane QLD, Australia

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

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I have operated my own freelance editorial and writing service since 2015, after spending the previous 20-plus years working for major commercial publishers (Wiley, McGraw-Hill and Cambridge University Press).

I enjoy working collaboratively with both first-time and more experienced authors to make their manuscripts the best they can possibly be. I am comfortable editing, researching, writing and proofreading in most non-fiction topic areas, as well as providing self-publishing advice.
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Health & Wellbeing
Parenting & Families
Sports & Outdoors
Writing & Publishing


  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Education

Work experience


September, 2015 – Present (about 6 years)

I provide the full range of writing, editing and proofreading services to a diverse range of clients.


Cambridge University Press
May, 2014 – August, 2015 (over 1 year)

Publishing Editor

April, 2004 – April, 2014 (about 10 years)

Long Distance: Reach Out and Touch Someone

McDonough, Craig, Coomer, John

Drunk On Survival

Whitaker, T.K.

John has 4 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Jim Stackpool
John delivered on every promise - on time, on budget, quick turnarounds.

Jim Stackpool, October 2021

Dennis Nagel
John's input for my non-fiction project was highly valuable. The cooperation was very friendly, pleasant, and professional. I experienced John as a patient and detailed editor, who was able to understand my needs and provide me with high-quality edits. He took his time to answer all my queries. He especially helped me with the structuring and wording (where I had quite some issues as a non-na...
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Dennis Nagel, August 2021

Andrew Robshaw
Working with John was a real pleasure, he spent an inordinate amount of time sifting through a badly written and complex text and made it easy to read and logical. John exceeded expectations on all fronts if you are writing a book on business and economics John should be your choice. He deserves 6 stars on a 5 scale chart.

Andrew Robshaw, June 2021

Nathan Parnham
Amazing! Couldn't recommend John more. For a first timer he was extremely patient and professional in guiding me through the process. A big thing for me was he wasn't afraid of offering his personal opinion when asked. No question was too silly for him to be of assistance. Genuinely loved working with him and he gave me the confidence not only to initiate the project but see it to the end!

Nathan Parnham, February 2021

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