Lorraine Cobcroft

Lorraine Cobcroft - Editor


I'm broadly experienced, creative, innovative, empathetic, and have a passion for excellence in everything I do (and I'm Australian).

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I am semi-retired after decades of technical and business writing for a living. I now write fiction and creative non-fiction but also offer beta reading/critiquing and reviewing services for writers and assistance to self-publish.
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Short Story
Themes & Motifs
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs


  • Noveltunity Book Club Award for ''The Pencil Case''
  • Ink and Insights: 5th place in Novel Contest 2015 for ''Mortgaged Goods''

Work experience

Helper - editor - publisher

Fairfield Writers Group
April, 2009 – Present (almost 12 years)

I love this group. I mentor newer members and anyone struggling who thinks I can help. I edit and publish their anthologies. (Crime Stories, 2015; Changing Seasons, 2013; Life's a Roller Coaster, 2011; Beginnings, 2009) and have edited, published and reviewed individual member works. No pay! This is a love job, and I do love it!


Rainbow Works Pty Ltd
June, 2004 – Present (over 16 years)

Fiction and creative non-fiction writing, editing, book reviews and critiques, mentoring inexperienced writers, typesetting and page design for publication, arranging on-demand publishing and e-publishing.

CEO and Documentation and Business Writer

inteRAD Technology Ltd
October, 1999 – May, 2004 (over 4 years)

Writing documentation, course materials, marketing copy, web copy, and business reports

Documentation writer

Objectives Software and Distribution
February, 1994 – October, 1999 (over 5 years)

Writing software manuals and courseware for third-generation visual programming software

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