I’ve been an editor since 2015. My specialities are working with new authors and small press publishers to prepare books for publishing. When an author comes to me, they often have a wealth of information to share but they’re not sure how to turn this resource into a book. In trade publishing processes, manuscripts go through a structural editing stage to check these things, and this is where I specialise. Editing is so much more than correcting sentences and spelling errors. It can be a type of mentorship for those that are first-time publishers.
I have recently opened LZS Press to publish my own projects and with this understanding can help you from conception to publication.
I also work with fiction authors – new and experienced – often commencing at the structural level.
My writing has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, magazines and anthologies and I’ve co-edited two anthologies. My first book Bowl the Maidens Over: Our First Women Cricketers is a history of the first games of women’s cricket in Australia and is due to be released in June 2021. Several short published works are available to read free online. Please see my bio for links.