Sample Projects

Red Reflections by Phil McNamara

‘Red Reflections’ is Phil’s first novel. I copyedited it and also gave some structural feedback. Here’s what Phil had to say about our work together:…

‘Untyped Pages’ by Tina Popa

Copy Editor

I did some developmental work with Tina, mostly refining language and rhythm (the story was rock solid), then did the final copyedit.

‘The Third Chopstick’ by Biff Ward


I was honoured to copyedit this beautifully crafted and deeply moving account of the effects of the Vietnam War.   Published by Moshshop

‘One-Night Stand’ by Simon Taylor

Structural Editor & Copy editor

I worked with Simon from early draft through to publication. Simon is comedian and this debut novel is an adaptation of one of his stand-up…

‘ISH’ by Lynne Cazaly

Structural editor & writing coach

This was a very hands-on project, with me deconstructing and reconstructing the draft Lynne presented. The process started with me reading the full draft, then…

‘Rewiring Pain’ by Dr Lisa Chaffey

Copy Editor & Typesetter, Structural Editor

Lisa came to me for a copy edit of her self-help book, which was based on her own experience and new research findings.  The book…

‘The Best of Intentions’ by Gilbert Van Hoeydonck

Copy Editor

I copy edited this debut novel and helped write the blurb (back cover copy).

‘With the Music’ by Nichola Scurry

Structural Editor, Writing Coach & Copy Editor

I worked with Nichola over a couple of years on her charming debut novel. We started with a manuscript assessment, followed on with a series…

These Pictures of Us by Tommy Cotton

Structural Editor & Copy editor

Tommy came back to me for a copy edit after a structural edit. It’s great to be able to see a book reach its potential.…

‘Smart Parenting’ by Dina Cooper

Copy Editor & Typesetter, Structural Editor, writing coach

Dina and I were a team on this one, working together right through from first draft to publication. I started by assessing her first draft,…

‘A New Beginning’ Anthology

Copy Editor

by Women Who Write (Melbourne). This involved copy editing stories by 20 writers, some of whom had no experience of being edited before.

‘Hello Goodbye’ by Emily Brewin

Copy Editor

I copy edited Emily’s gorgeous debut novel before it was picked up by Allen and Unwin.