Hello, I’m Lu Sexton.

I’m a writing coach and editor specialising in literary fiction. I’ve been working with writers like you since 2009 and I love it.

I developed my coaching method through years of working as an editor with new writers. I started offering manuscript appraisals in a workshop setting (rather than as a written report), which the writers really loved, and so did I. So it grew from there.

I am:

Friendly: I know that sending work to an editor or coach can be a bit daunting, but I promise I’m not going to rap you over the knuckles with the grammar stick or impose my tastes on your work. I’m here to help, not to ‘correct’.

Caring: Just like you, I care deeply about your book. I want your readers to have the best experience they can. I also care about your development as a writer. If you’re a rookie, I’ll gently guide you; if you are experienced, I’ll give you challenges to extend yourself and hone your craft.

Accredited: I am an Accredited Editor with the Institute of Professional Editors accreditation scheme, Australia’s only professional accreditation standard for editors.

Let’s talk about how we can work together



  • Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing, RMIT 2012
  • Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) Accreditation 2014

Lu Sexton IPEd Accreditation Certificate

I live and work on Dja Dja Wurrung country (Daylesford, Victoria).

Client love

Here’s what my clients say about me. To read more feedback, head to my testimonials page.

Shane Cunningham

Head shot of ShaneLu has been incredible, her ability to help my voice and give me the guidance and confidence to tell my story has been more than I asked of her. I highly recommend contacting her, no matter what stage you’re at, and you won’t be disappointed. I can’t wait until we can work together again…after I implement some her insight and rework a few more chapters. 



Lynne Cazaly Author of ISH

Lynne CazalyIt’s been an insightful and joyous experience working with Lu. I’ve eagerly awaited her feedback and suggestions, her restructuring advice and her kickstarting copy in my ‘voice’ that got me going further and faster on my chapters. She’s taken my ideas, information and repetitions and brought clarity, focus and an artful arc to them. Many thanks. I’d rate her 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟