Karin Cox. Field of interest: Fiction, Natural History, Scientific Publishing, Educational Publishing
She has freelanced for publishers such as John Wiley Australia, Pascal Press, Blake Education, and University of Queensland Press, and she has written and edited for New Holland Publishing, Steve Parish Publishing and Teach Starter Publishing. She is also the former editor of Wildlife Australia magazine, Australia's longest-running nature journal.
Karin is also a published poet, short story writer, non-fiction writer and novelist. She has published more than 50 titles, ranging from memoirs to natural history, social history, travel guides, junior educational non-fiction, children's fiction and adult fiction. Some of her titles were listed as Notable Books by the Childrens Book Council of Australia, and two won Whitley Awards — Australia's most coveted natural history writing awards. In 2004 Karin's Young Adult fiction novel The Day of the Danae Shee was shortlisted in the UK Authors PABD Great Read Novel writing competition. Her books have reached the top of Amazon's bestseller lists in their genres.
Karin sometimes works with other talented editors and proofreaders, who are handpicked for editorial excellence; together, they can edit your work quickly, so you can get on with the task of publication. This enables Karin to negotiate affordable rates, and it means you can have your manuscript edited and proofread by two professionals, ensuring it is as error-free as possible. Karin will always project manage your manuscript (particularly if it requires structural editing) and do a final quality check, but she may suggest passing your work to one of her trusted colleagues for proofreading, to avoid delays, or to edit specifically for your genre.
Michele Perry. Field of interest: Children's Publishing
Before beginning her editing career, Michele worked on the opposite counter of the book trade as a children's book buyer for a large multinational bookstore. Her experience in choosing which kids books would sell and which wouldn't not only gives her an excellent sense of what will engage children, but, coupled with her passion and experience in editing books for kids, makes her the smart choice for editing your storybook, fairy story, junior non-fiction, or game-based activity book for kids. Michele has a Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Editing and has worked as a book editor for many years. Like many editors, she sometimes steps into the shoes of writer and she has written several successful publications for Steve Parish Publishing.
Most of all, you'll find Michele a delight to deal with and a helpful guide on your road to getting published. She is a deadline-driven, uplifting, and extremely helpful editor for anyone wanting to break into the children's book market.