Editing/Assessing Service

Editing: I’m a skilled editor (structural or copy edit). Contact me for rates.

Client comment:

I must say I think you are an excellent and ruthless editor and just what I needed. To see how you have treated my work is not just an edit — it’s an education. As good as any advanced creative writing course and a lot cheaper.

Manuscript Assessment: I assess manuscripts, fiction, non-fiction and picture books. I give advice about structure and character; how to sharpen your style; and publishing options.

Teaching: I run writing workshops for children. Join the Book Council to get these at cheaper rates. I also talk to groups about books, bees, and science.

My Experience

Editing: Gecko Press: editing novels, science, picture books. Longacre Press: editing novels, non-fiction. Freelance:editing and assessing novels, non-fiction, picture books.

Academic: editing books, journal articles, research .

Judging BNZ short story school award.

My publications: novels; picture books; poetry; readers for US schools; NZ School Journal articles; textbooks (ESA Publications); short stories (Te Papa Press; Random House); winner, McGonagall poetry prize, 2005.

Teaching: Primary school teacher; part-time lecturer in Science Communication and Teacher’s College; Creative Writing Workshops; writing tutor .


Hugh Todd —  excellent web design

Gecko Press – curiously good children’s books

Exceptional ebooks: Rosa Mira Books