I have been a freelance book editor since completing my editorial training in 2004. I hold an Arts/Law degree from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma of Publishing and Editing from RMIT. I have lived in Russia and Brazil, collecting several languages along the way. An avid reader and editor of literary fiction and poetry, I have been a managing editor with Five Islands Press since 2010. I edit for Dorling Kindersley, Melbourne University Publishing, Wild Dingo Press, Affirm Press, Transit Lounge and Hardie Grant, as well as print journals such as Dumbo Feather and Attenzione. In my work for private clients, I specialise in manuscript appraisal and structural editing, especially for memoir, narrative fiction and poetry.
Throughout the trial Jama had maintained his innocence against the accusations. Nearly 18 months after Jama's incarceration, his conviction was overturned. When journalist and lawyer, Julie Szego, set out to explore how a travesty of such magnitude could occur, she assumed she could tell the tale with journalistic detachment, delivering judgment from on high. Instead, she found an intriguing a... read more
In 1992, toddler Yasmin Munoz went missing from a rainforest picnic spot near Cairns. No trace of her has ever been found. Yet in 2012 Andrew Todd, a wealthy businessman and former mayor of Cairns, dies, and leaves in his will directions for a search for the missing child, who if she is still alive must now be a young woman. Cairns detective Cass Diamond is soon asked to help with the search. ... read more
What if you could train your brain to experience greater happiness, focus, and emotional balance in daily life? What if it took just ten minutes a day? In The Happiness Plan, Dr Elise Bialylew offers a roadmap to a happier life. Drawing on her background in medicine, psychiatry and mindfulness meditation, she has created a powerful one-month mindfulness program that will lead you to a more bal... read more
The diary arrived addressed to me, bearing a message:We live forever through our stories. Tell ours.And so began the author’s journey into the life and legends of the Naga – a forgotten people living in the far north-east of India, struggling to survive in the modern world.An extraordinarily powerful and evocative literary work that traverses new ground in the hinterland between biography and ... read more
Spanning five decades and as many continents, Hippy Days, Arabian Nights is a funny, moving, and compelling story of a woman whose extraordinary life will never be summarised by the words ‘could have’, ‘might have’, or ‘should have’. Whether it’s following her dreams pursuing what she believes in, or chasing matters of the heart, from the outset Australian artist Katherine Boland has grabbed l... read more
This is a true story about two boys, Istvan and Frici, who live two kilometres but worlds apart in Romania. One is Catholic, one is Jewish. Yet when the Second World War breaks out, the familiar world with its clear divisions disintegrates. On their parallel journeys, both young men leave their families and homeland to an uncertain future for a shot at freedom in Australia.This epic book, span... read more
Thomas, a 23-year-old student priest, emerges alone from the wilderness four days after surviving a plane crash. But a missing woman's footprints are found with his, near the crash site. What part did Thomas play in her disappearance? And why does he claim he can't remember?Sent to a psychiatrist by Church authorities to recover his memories, Thomas' life and world unravel in ways he could nev... read more
The Lovers is an arresting tale, a mystery with a low burn tension, which revolves around the disappearance of Lucie Bruyère. The novel unveils the truth about her charismatic yet subtly controlling partner, the world-famous artist Ernest Renfield. The suspenseful story, both police investigation and multi-voiced Rashomon, ends in a dramatic and powerful illumination.‘I found The Lovers utterl... read more
"The mythology of motherhood is often reduced to cliché. But how do we articulate the complex internal conflicts, the exhilaration and the absurdity of this transformation?Mothermorphosis is a collection of essays on the experience as told by some of Australia's most talented writers and storytellers.In these stories we read about the yearning for a child, the private and public expressions of... read more
Believing this is her last adventure, her one last search for meaning, Heather’s journey ultimately becomes one of destiny. Infused with a deep spiritual power, it is also a story that leaves the reader considering their own ‘time less’ journey called life.After riding her motorcycle across Africa, Heather Ellis is diagnosed with HIV in London. She is thirty years old and is given five years t... read more
In 1977, Sue Course discovered a box of airmail letters in the dark recesses of a cupboard, written in German. Her German was rusty, but she could see that most were from her parents and grandparents and were written from the time of the Nazi invasion of Vienna in 1938. The letters revealed a gripping tale of their war and that of their extended family, the stories of those who escaped and eve... read more
Forged with Flames is Ann Fogarty’s poignant and compelling story of her experiences of the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983 and its devastating aftermath as she struggled to survive the severe burns she sustained to 75% of her body, followed by a series of life-threatening events. These have had a profound effect on her psyche, her health and her spirit, yet the reader is repeatedly drawn to a... read more
‘I couldn’t put it down’ —Sofie LagunaThis is a true story…A young man heads off on a journey to find out if magic still exists in the world, to know its wonder, and to see if it might save him when his own life is unexpectedly at stake.Instead of retreating after being deported from Mexico, or beaten up in Guatemala, he travels to the Caribbean where he meets a Rastafarian Don Juan who teache... read more
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I've edited novels from award-winning authors from Grove Atlantic, Grand Central Publishing, and Farrar, Strauss and Giroux among others.
Editor and Publisher with PhD. I specialize in Christian fiction and Christian non-fiction writing.