I've been working on trade books since 2010. As a freelance editor, I have worked for HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Hachette, Allen & Unwin, Black Inc. Books, Text Publishing, Affirm Press, Transit Lounge, Ventura Press and Echo Publishing/Bonnier Books UK. I've also worked full-time as an in-house editor at Black Inc. and Affirm Press. My favourite part of the job is working directly with authors, publishers and fellow editors to make books the best they can be.
I've worked on the structural edits of books such as Kevin Sullivan's No Man's Land, Sarah Bailey's Into the Night and Where the Dead Go, Emma Viskic's Darkness for Light, Paula Keogh's The Green Bell, Adam Courtenay's The Ship That Never Was, Alison Evans' Euphoria Kids, Catriona Menzies-Pike's The Long Run, Fleur McDonald's Emerald Springs, Rebekah Clarkson's Barking Dogs and Michelle Dicinoski's Ghost Wife. I've copyedited books such as Bri Lee's Eggshell Skull, Angela Meyer's A Superior Spectre, Emma Viskic's And Fire Came Down, Gabrielle Jackson's Pain and Prejudice, S.A. Jones' The Fortress, Tanya Bretherton's The Suitcase Baby, Angela Pippos' Breaking the Mould, Meg Keneally's Fled, Lily Chan's Toyo, Holly Wainwright's The Mummy Bloggers and How to Be Perfect, Alice Robinson's Anchor Point, R.W.R. McDonald's The Nancys, Alison Evans' Highway Bodies, Will Kostakis' Monuments, and Monica Tan's Stranger Country.
I've also written for Kill Your Darlings and Voiceworks, proofread The Monthly and Readings Monthly, mentored writers at Varuna, and completed the Professional Writing & Editing course at RMIT. In 2019 my memoir piece 'She's Coming Home' was included in the Split anthology, published by Ventura Press and edited by Lee Kofman.
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