I’m a fully qualified editor who specialises in editing fiction. This feels like a career I was destined for because as far as I can recall I was born with a book in my hand. I thank the women of my childhood for this wonderful trait. All were voracious readers with a thirst for story and a deep curiosity about the lives and worlds of others.
My love of books and story led to a love of movies, and I spent several years devouring screenplays and writing terrible spec scripts. Despite the mainly terrible writing of those early days, I was thrilled to be announced as a runner-up winner of the British Short Screenplay Competition, judged by the Academy Awards nominated Sir Kenneth Branagh and producer Nik Powell, former director for the National Film and Television School in London.
I moved from the UK to Australia in 2011 and (finally!) studied professional writing and editing. During my years of study, I wrote two stage plays, Dining with a Stranger and Aversion Therapy, both of which won competitions and were staged in 2012.
Since graduation, I’ve taken my lifelong love of fiction, my innate understanding of story, and my writing and editing qualifications and I’ve created my dream career: one where I help others celebrate their love of writing, story and character and help them on their journey towards publication.
I have worked as an editor with both new and experienced writers, and as both a freelancer and for several small publishing companies. I can help you by providing you with a manuscript assessment, developmental editing, line editing or proofreading. I promise to be open, honest and supportive and to help you transform your writing so it becomes the very best it can be.