Romance Editing

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I am an editor and proofreader with Booktrope, a new concept in publishing based in the US. I am always on the look out for great authors to work with. I also edit for romance and gay publishers in the UK and the USA. I was previously the Editorial Manager at Eside Media Pty Ltd, an Australian ...

Red Dirt Talking by Jacqueline Wright

Red Dirt Talking won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award and was long-listed for the Miles Franklin. These awards are well-deserved. I didn't find this an easy book to read. The sense of place is spot on given that the book is set through the build-up in the north-west of Western Australia. I live in the space and ...

Writing

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As a qualified journalist and freelance writer, I have developed strong verbal and written communication skills.  Writing for a number of different audiences in varied mediums has meant I have had to hone my listening, interpreting and analysing skills, along with creative flair and clarity in communication. Tight deadlines and working under pressure are part of everyday life in the media, ...

Life & Times of Michael K by JM Coetzee

This book was the choice of our book club friend (Grim Tim). Through him I have been introduced to The Road, Blood Meridian, Wool. You get the picture – dystopian or depressing. Coetzee’s story of Michael K set in South Africa during a civil war reminded me of McCarthy’s work – beautifully written and disturbingly ...

2014 Stella Prize longlist announced

The 2014 Stella Prize longlist has been announced today. Congratulations to all the authors and their publishers. On the list: Letter to George Clooney by Debra Adelaide Moving Among Strangers by Gabrielle Carey Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Night Games by Anna Krien Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane Boy, Lost by Kristina Olsson The Misogyny Factor by Anne Summers Madeleine by ...