Welcome to Yarraboy Editorial Services

Polishing and perfecting your written words for clarity and impact

Getting it right, whatever you write

Words Are Our Business

Yarraboy Editorial Services brings decades of experience across all genres to telling your story for the greatest possible effect. Give your book or message clarity, power and impact.

Fiction to Fantasy

Editing manuscripts ready for agents, publishers and readers

Lives Now and Then

Bringing order and sparkle to stories of you and your family

Write to Impress

Making sure you look your best in everything you write

All written material needs editing – from full-scale novels, short stories and biographies to restaurant menus, mailouts, press releases and websites. Spellcheck is not enough. Effective communication requires the right words and phrasing. Incorrect word use, punctuation, grammar and spelling are major barriers to being understood. A professional editor simplifies technical language and eliminates jargon. Whatever you write, get it right. Engage a pro.

Meet Your Expert Editors

My editing and writing experience ranges from reporting to feature writing and from columnist to editors on everything from trade, technical and professional journals to mass market magazines and daily newspapers. I have written and published five crime fiction novels and two family histories. For the past several years I have been editing full length fact and fiction books for major publishing houses.

Proven Professional

In October 2008 I passed the inaugural examination of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) to join Australia’s first cohort of fully accredited editors which was renewed in 2018 and 2023.

I am also an advanced member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, a member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Australian Society of Authors.

In 2016 I was one of eight crime writers worldwide selected for a residency at Canada’s prestigious Banff Centre for Excellence under the tutelage of bestselling authors Louise Welsh and Michael Robotham.

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CAE Melbourne,
Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

Accredited Editor, Institute of Professional Editors, Australia

Professional Member, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, UK

Member, Crime Writers Association, UK

Member, Australian Society of Authors