Vanessa Wright

Vanessa Wright - Editor

Sydney NSW, Australia

25 years’ experience. Passionate about creating high quality business, YA/childrens, legal, art and psychology content for all formats.

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I’m a professional editor with 25 years' experience in publishing – business, commercial and not-for-profit.

I’m passionate about structuring ideas and polishing copy and love working with authors to pull their precious manuscript into a professional, organised project space where we can work together to produce something really special!

Key topic areas: Business, legal, YA/children’s fiction, psychology, art, non-fiction.

Clear communication is important. We’ll discuss your content at the beginning to ensure I understand exactly what you need so we can get your copy in shape ready to publish as soon as possible. I understand that we need to strike a balance between a meaningful story and commercially viable, high-quality content.
English (AUS)
Business & Management
Religion & Spirituality
Young Adult

Work experience

Publishing Editor

January, 2008 – Present (almost 15 years)

Consulting to local and overseas clients, writing/ghost-writing, copy-editing and proofreading texts for articles, books and websites to specific styles/requirements.

Topic areas: Business, legal, YA/children’s fiction, non-fiction (finance, natural disasters/meteorological, history, art, psychology, life stories, etc.), academic, technical standards, training manuals.

Clients have included: Federation Press, Sydney; Harper Collins, Sydney; Pindar Publishing, (New Zealand base sourcing clients globally); HR Help, Sydney; LexisNexis (legal division), Sydney; FUSION Australia; Welfare Rights Centre, Sydney; Bombora Café, Manly, Bloomsbury.

Publishing Operations Leader

Standards Australia
January, 2014 – March, 2021 (about 7 years)

Substantive structural and stylistic editing and proofreading. Working closely with industry experts in a wide range of technical fields to draft accurate and succinct Australian Standards for use nationally and internationally. Project management through various stages of publishing production through to publication in hardcopy and on digital platforms.

Legal Editor

LexisNexis Asia Pacific
January, 1998 – January, 2014 (about 16 years)

Strong English language, grammar and research skills applied to legal commentary, books and online content. Proofreading, copy-editing and project management. Coding of content to publish on multimedia platforms (ie. hardcopy and digital).

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Australian Principles of Tort Law

Stewart, Pam, Stuhmcke, Anita

Into the Fire

Panckridge, Michael, Harvey, Pam

Out of the Blue

Panckridge, Michael, Harvey, Pam

Vanessa has 8 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Ann Script
I appreciate your editing so far, and really appreciate your feedback on my work. You provided the utmost respect when correcting, and added a lot to the piece that I never realized was lacking. Thank you so much!

Ann Script, June 2022

Vanessa Wright
I very much enjoying inhabiting your imaginary world with Jacques and Alois while I edited your manuscript. Thankyou for sharing it with me and I look forward to seeing you in print! :)

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Katie Davies
Vanessa was fantastic to work with and I would hire her again without hesitation.

Katie Davies, June 2022

Katie Davies
Again such a great experience working with Vanessa. She accommodated my request last minute and provide my edited work back exactly as I needed. Will hire again.

Katie Davies, May 2022

Susan Theobald
Vanessa was a pleasure to work with! She gave great feedback and suggestions and was supremely detailed with her editing. At the heart of any good book is a rhythm. The words all combine and create a song. Vanessa was able to take my ADHD writing with short bursts and turn it in to a perfect lullaby.

Susan Theobald, March 2022

Vanessa Wright
Thankyou Susan. It's been a joy to work with you! You've written such a brave and heartfelt story. I'm looking forward to seeing it on Amazon's (e)shelves! :)

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Morgan Murday
Vanessa, Has been very helpful and very professional. She has worked hard to help me with the editing, helped me with my cover letter and synopsis. I am dyslexic, finding the support has been challenging, but Vanessa has made it easy for me to continue writing. I am writing my second children's book and will use Vanessa to do the editing for me. I would highly recommend her for your work.

Morgan Murday, February 2022

Vanessa Wright
That's very kind of you, Morgan. It has been a joy to work with you. :)

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