John Mahony

John Mahony – Editor

23 years experience in editing all subjects. Memoir/Biography, History, Politics and Arts/Literature expert, with some Fiction editing too.

Overview

When I'm not editing books, I’m also a screenwriter so I appreciate the creative process and understand how to give suggestions tactfully and clearly.


I've worked as an editor, news sub-editor, and proofreader for many publishers, university faculties, journals, government departments and private clients, as well as proofreading many academic theses since 1999.


This has provided experience in a very wide variety of subject areas in humanities, science, economics and law for clients in many countries and using UK, US and Australian English spelling. Books I've edited range from footballer memoirs to World War 2 histories, and the books I read in my spare time are just as wide ranging. I especially enjoy memoirs.


As well as having an Honours degree in Literature, I did several years of PhD study in Politics and Literature at UNSW and Cambridge University.


For a no-obligation quote, contact me anytime.

Services
Non-Fiction
Art Biographies & Memoirs Entertainment History Law Political Science & Current Affairs Sociology
Languages
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • BA (Hons) from Monash University

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 1999 — Present

Regular editing clients have included Allen & Unwin, Currency Press, LexisNexis law publishers, the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, the Department of Environment and Heritage, ANU Press, Monash University Publishing and Sydney University Press. I've also edited or proofread novels and film scripts and proofread almost 200 academic theses.

Portfolio

The Matilda Effect

Crawford, Fiona

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Editorial Assessment
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Remembered Presences

Alison Croggon

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