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Book Reality is fortunate to have a number of exceptional editors to call on

William Yeoman


William Yeoman is Literary Editor and West Weekend Staff Writer at The West Australian newspaper. He is also a regular contributor to Gramophone and Limelight classical music magazines. His chief interest is in non-fiction and literary fiction.

Louise Lilley


Louise Lilley is a freelance editor and member of IPED and the Society of Editors (WA) who transitioned into the publishing industry after working in finance and customer service. In this time, she has edited and proofread a range of documents for a range of clients, including business plans, technical documents and novels.

As a passionate reader, writer and storyteller, Louise specialises in structural editing and copyediting fiction. As well as editing fiction, Louise also blogs regularly with in-depth storytelling advice, which you can find on her website

Nina Peck


Nina Peck has a Bachelors Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from The University of Gloucestershire in the UK.
Along with other student writers she helped in the proofreading, editing and self-publication of two collections of short stories, and has a story of her own in the first collection, The Redundancy of Flightless Birds.

Nina subscribes to literary magazines and always has some sort of submission on the go; her spare time is taken up with writing stories, reading at least one book a week and correcting her husband’s grammar.

Alan Tasker


Proofreader: Alan’s professional working life was 18 years in a public library and 22 years at the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, where he assessed and collected offers of original materials (letters, manuscripts, diaries, photographs, etc) for the research collections. He now assists his wife, former publisher Cathie Tasker, in her freelance business of creative writing teacher and structural editor.

Type of editing: Proofreading only. Areas of interest: Fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, memoirs, student essays and theses.

Amanda Frost


Amanda Frost has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing) at Curtin University. She has interned at Fremantle Press and worked on the publishing team for an academic anthology with the Curtin Ultimates. Organised, supportive, and professional, she provides structural editing, copyediting, and proofreading services.

Tony Ryan


I’m a qualified, experienced and award-winning editor. I provide structural editing, copy-editing and proofreading for a range of texts on a freelance basis. I love nothing more than the satisfying rhythm of crisp, lucid prose.

Having edited a range of texts for a number of years, I’m an all-rounder with something of a specialty in self-published books. Among the comments from authors I’ve worked with are “fantastic”, “excellent”, “professional” and “a natural editor”.

I’m a first-class honours graduate of the University of Melbourne’s editing program, and I’ve worked in a number of editorial roles.

Cathie Tasker


Fiction Specialist: Once a publisher/editor, Cathie Tasker has edited and commissioned nearly 800 books and now works as a teacher for the Australian Writers Centre. She’s passionate about books, reading and online learning. Cathie has worked with Australia’s leading trade and children’s book publishers — Harper Collins Publishers, Scholastic Australia and Koala Books. She judges literary awards for fun, and has worked with the CBCA, the Aurealis Awards and others.

Type of editing: Structural editing and manuscript assessments. Areas of interest: Fiction — genre fiction and children’s books. Mentoring.

Ali Davies


Alexandra Davies holds a Bachelor of Arts (English) and Graduate Certificate in Professional Editing and began freelance editing in 2013 after many years writing and editing government communications materials in the UK and Australia. Her editing and proofreading experience is predominantly in self-published works, both fiction and non-fiction. Non-fiction titles have ranged in topics from digital technology in the workplace to self-healing through food. As well as government employment and editing, Alexandra’s background includes freelance writing and teaching English as a Second Language. She is an avid reader and hobby writer. Visit her website at:

Tricia Dearborn


I have over twenty years’ experience in the publishing industry, and have worked freelance as an editor since 2008. I’m also a published author myself, so I know what it’s like being at the other end of the publishing process. My clients include major publishing houses, institutions and corporations as well as people seeking to publish their own work. I have expertise in manuscript assessment, copyediting and structural editing. I enjoy working on both fiction (literary and popular) and non-fiction, and have a particular interest in biography, autobiography and memoir.

Georgina Gregory


Georgina is a business owner and freelance editor at Plume Writing and Editing Services, which has been operating since January 2015. Later this year she will finish a Bachelor of Arts double major in Writing and French, and she also in teaches English as a second language (ESL). Georgina has experience in editing fiction, biographical writing, and promotional material. Earlier this year she worked as coordinating editor on a forthcoming non-fiction title for UWA Publishing, and is currently editing her first young adult manuscript by an emerging WA talent.

An avid reader and a self-confessed grammar geek, Georgina can guide you through every step of the editing process.

Jo Morrison


Jo Morrison is a former journalist with a Masters degree and a PhD in Creative Writing from Murdoch University. She works as a freelance editor and sessional tutor, running creative writing and academic learning skills workshops at Murdoch University.
A member of IPEd and the Society of Editors (WA), Jo specialises in editing fiction and narrative non-fiction, but she is also available to copyedit or proofread professional, creative and academic writing, as well as media releases, columns and feature articles. Visit her website:

* PhD, Creative Writing (2014)
* Master of Arts, Creative Writing (2006)
* Bachelor of Journalism (2002, Graduate Program)
* Graduate Diploma in Education (2001)
* Bachelor of Arts (1998)

Janet Depiazzi


Janet Depiazzi is a trained secondary school Music/English teacher, has worked for the State Library and invigilates exams. She is a talented writer herself, but prefers to critique her husband’s writing. Proud mother of a spelling and grammar Nazi, she reads prolifically across a range of subjects from history and spirituality to fantasy and personal development, but has a distinct preference for period romance and crime/murder mysteries. Blessed with an amazing memory that makes her almost unbeatable in Trivial Pursuit, Janet will provide an objective assessment of your work with honest criticism and constructive comments to help improve your manuscript. She is not a professionally trained sub-editor, but her life experience, education and personal skills make her opinion and input well worth considering.

Mary Elgar


Elgar Editing Services: Mary Elgar, JP, is a qualified, freelance editor who specialises in non-fiction manuscripts. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Nursing, a BA (Hons), a graduate diploma of Editing, and accreditation as an oral historian.

Mary’s passion is history, but she has edited storybooks for graphic novels, memoirs, medical books, historical non-fiction, and written pro bono for brochures, magazines, newsletters, websites and blogs.

Mary is a member of IPEd, the Society of Editors WA, and the Oral History Association of Australia (WA branch). More details can be found on her website

Linda Clarkson


Linda is a lifelong reader and has gained a reputation for having an ‘eagle eye’ when it comes to finding mistakes in books. After working with several independent authors, Linda founded Black Opal Proofreading. Her goal is to help independent authors of both fiction and non-fiction works, produce a quality book for their readers. One of her primary skills is picking up plot holes and inconsistencies in manuscripts that others have missed.

Linda’s qualifications include a BA Degree in Education and Psychology, and she is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Editing and Publishing through the University of Southern Queensland.

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