In the past few years I have worked with publishers as a proofreader and copyeditor, as well as done a number of manuscript assessments for independent authors and authors intending to seek traditional publication.
Working for an international company gave me access to the bookselling industry, where I gained valuable insight into the book market that can use to advise on genre, marketability and markers of success. I also got a lot of free books to expand my literary knowledge!
At New Holland I was solely responsible for taking each project from raw manuscript to finished book, liaising with authors through large structural changes, nitty gritty copy/line edits and a final proofread polish to ensure a perfect text. I worked closely with designers and publicists and stuck to rapid turnarounds to keep production on schedule. Some of the genres I took on were cookbooks, guidebooks, educational books, memoir/autobiography, self-help and humour.
During my studies I interned as an editorial assistant at big five publisher Hachette, and as general assistant at literary agency Curtis Brown.
A beautiful, enthralling and powerful story of three women separated by centuries, yet connected by a thread of longing and a singular creative spirit - for readers of Geraldine Brooks, Sarah Winman, Maggie O'Farrell and Pip Williams. In ancient Judea, under the brutal rule of King Herod, a woman yearns for a child but is outcast when she does not fall pregnant. Against all convention she mast... read more
A harrowing and heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful book about one of our society's deepest shames, from Shannon Molloy, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Fourteen.
Yeah, while some of my stories are quite gory, others can be very enlightening. Though, in hindsight, the best outcomes are when the patient pulls through. It's then that you know you've done your job, and you get a bit of a buzz out of that.Put the sirens on and get ready to hit the road, because fact is stranger than fiction in this fabulous Australia-wide collection of ambos stories from be... read more
About preventing, preparing, coping How do I know if I have dementia, and how will I live with it if I do? Can people with dementia consent to sex? Can they choose euthanasia for their future selves? And can we prevent or push back its onset?Chances are you know someone with dementia, but how well do you really understand the condition? Dementia is a complex interplay of biological, social and... read more
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