Sheena Carnie

Sheena Carnie - Editor

Durban, South Africa

Professional freelance editor and proofreader – rescuer of reputations, highlighter of hiccups, polisher of prose

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I have a diploma in journalism, and for the last 22 years I have worked at Ski-Boat magazine where I'm the editor. For the past 13 years I have also been working as a freelance book editor — fiction and non-fiction — and thoroughly enjoy it because of the wide variety of work I get to edit.

Past clients include self-publishing companies and indie authors. I have edited biographies, travel books, parenting manuals, spiritual guides, business books, marriage guides and novels, so whatever your genre you can be sure I've covered it.
I give my clients as much value as possible by polishing their stories to ensure they're better than the author ever hoped for. The number of repeat clients I have is proof that my clients appreciate the work I do and the good value I provide. I'm not always the fastest editor on the block but I'm definitely the most thorough, and that's the most crucial aspect when you hand over your baby for editing.
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Action & Adventure
Christian Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Middle Grade
Biographies & Memoirs
Children’s Non-Fiction
Parenting & Families

Work experience

Editor and proofreader

October, 2008 – Present (almost 14 years)

I have 22 years' experience as a magazine editor and 13 years experience as a freelance proofreader and editor of English books - both fiction and non-fiction - on a wide variety of topics.

Magazine Editor

Angler Publications
March, 1999 – Present (over 23 years)

I have worked at Angler Publications since 1999 as editor of their fishing magazines. Originally the publishers owned Flyfishing and Ski-Boat magazine, but Flyfishing has since been sold. We now only publish Ski-Boat magazine, a bi-monthly magazine focused on deep sea fishing off South Africa. My work entails sourcing stories and photos, liaising with authors and advertisers, editing the articles, laying out articles, overseeing production until print sign-off.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

For the Love of Havana

Metcalf, Victor

Send Flowers

Metcalf, Victor

The Scent of Moonflowers

van Breda, Susan

A Star Can Never Shine Without Darkness

Shange, Thembi Tamarah (Shilex)

Internal Breakthrough

Mokgotho, Erick

Unsettled Dust

Mokgotho, Erick

Divorce Is Not Adultery

Mdladla, Thulani Emmanuel

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