Tina Morganella

Tina Morganella - Editor

Adelaide SA, Australia

Academic copy editor and proofreader, specialising in business and humanities. Pro Oxford comma. Don't get me started on m dashes.

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I always appreciate the trust and nerve required of a complete stranger to hand over their book project, knowing that my job is to search out and signpost errors, inconsistencies and awkward narrative fumblings.

I specialise in academic and nonfiction projects (single-author textbooks, multi-author edited compilations, self-published) and have been editing as either a freelancer or as part of my 'day job' since 2005. My clientele spans the globe, from the US to the UK, from Singapore to Kosovo. I've edited for two journals (International Journal for Educational Integrity, Springer Nature, and Journal of International Education in Business, Emerald), and edited and/or proofread several books in business and humanities.

I have excellent skills in comprehending and applying standard industry and publisher-specific style guides, such as the Chicago Manual of Style, and adept at using a variety of referencing systems such as Harvard and APA.

In fiction, I have enjoyed copy editing traditional and self-published novels in several different genres, including memoir, literary, speculative, and young adult.

English (AUS)
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Writing & Publishing
Contemporary Fiction


  • MPhil (Creative Writing)
  • Honours (Professional Writing and Communication)
  • Accredited: Institute of Professional Editors

Work experience

Freelance Editor

January, 2005 – Present (over 17 years)

I have copy edited and proofreading academic and nonfiction books and book chapters, both traditionally and self-published. I have also worked with established and new writers on short stories and debut novels, both in Australia and overseas.

Course materials coordinator and editor

University of South Australia
March, 2005 – October, 2014 (over 9 years)

I was responsible for proofing, formatting and editing all course materials, and ensuring that they complied with standards. I also edited journal articles, conference papers, books and book chapters for academic staff.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The President Show

Casati, Costanza

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