Hi and welcome to www.editorandauthor.com. I'm Karin Cox, a publishing professional and Whitley-Award-winning author with more than 20 years of traditional publishing editorial experience in Australia and the UK. I have edited children's and adult's fiction and non-fiction for publishers including UQP, Wiley, New Holland Publishing, Pascal Press, and Steve Parish Publishing. Whether you want to know about traditional publishing, self-publishing, eBooks or just need some writing tips ... you've come to the right place.
I now work as "book doctor", freelance editor and author writer, and editor of Wildlife Australia magazine. I've written and published more than 50 books across a range of topics (including my self-published titles, Growth, Cage Life, Crows and Other Beasts, Hey, Little Sister, , What the Sea Wants, Cruxim, Creche, Creed and the Dark Guardians box set). Over my career, I've edited many thousands more from kids' books like The Very Shy Peacock to adult fiction and non-fiction such as Dave Gaughran's Let's Get Digital first edition – a seminal text on self-publishing. However, like most writers, I'm still not satisfied! And I'm not the only one. Many people I meet tell me they "have a book inside them" and have a dream of being published.
Using a professional editor or writer to help assess, edit or rework your manuscript to make it the best it can be prior to submitting it for publication can help. And authors can now easily publish their work themselves without a great outlay, maintaining professional quality and getting a bigger cut of the profits. Plus, all authors can avail themselves of information on how to attract a loyal fan base, how to market their own work, and how to think outside the box when it comes to manuscript publishing options.
A host of new media and publishing options, including print on demand and eBooks, might suit the outcome you want to achieve as an author. Click here to contact me, and I'll happily advise you on self-publishing options or direct you to further information. Click here to see what my clients have to say about me.
"Editors are lifesavers in the sea of words — think Pamela Anderson in Baywatch but substitute the little red floatation device for a red ballpoint and the red one-piece for, well, something less overtly sexy. They'll drag your gasping text out of a frothy dumper more times than you can count, if you let them, and they'll do it so effortlessly no one will even know you were floundering." Karin Cox, 2010