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Jim Reay

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The Chess Board by Jim Reay

A spy mystery set in Queensland and the debut novel of local writer, Jim Reay.

Searching for Siobhan by Jim Reay

When a Brisbane maths teacher goes searching for his missing housemate, he uncovers more than he could ever imagine. For lovers of mysteries and suspense novels.

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The Run by Jim Reay

A gripping thriller involving spies and international terrorism that is both thought-provoking and educational.

Roller Coaster by Jim Reay

Set in the year 2030, Roller Coaster, is a glimpse into a potential future without technology. This book is a gripping thriller starring some of the characters from The Run.
‘Thank you for your editorial skills and your patient encouraging manner. You have an astuteness and diligence not given to everyone; the ability to lift a manuscript to a polished level while gently showing, rather than telling, the writer how to improve. Not only has your input improved my manuscript, but the professional development to me as a writer has been significant.’
Jim Reay

The Napoleon Curse by Jim Reay

A fast-paced action thriller with multiple storylines and an international cast of characters.

The Guanaco Affair by Jim Reay

A crime story involving abduction and murder on Queensland’s Gold Coast with links back to Argentina and the war in the Falkland Islands.

Prime Minister by Accident by Jim Reay

A murder mystery set against the backdrop of Australian politics which will challenge you to think outside the box.
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Neville Marsh

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Moggill State School – Celebrating 150 years by Neville Marsh

This beautifully designed hard cover book charts the history of Moggill State School from its beginning on 12 February 1866 through to the present day. The ups and downs, successes and achievements are all included, from devastation of buildings by white ants and fire, the threat of closure through diminished enrollments to the success of former students, whether they are international models, fashion designers, sports personalities or the current Purple Wiggle!
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‘As with my first book edited by Patrice in 2011, this has been a rewarding experience. Like a dog with a bone, she made sure the structure was right, removed all verbiage, and eschewed puffery and weasel words. It may have hurt at the time but the end result is a beautifully edited text! I can thoroughly recommend PS Editing.’
Professor Neville Marsh

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Island in the Flood by Neville Marsh

The story of the Bellbowrie, Moggill and Anstead 2011 floods
Available in the reference sections of the State Library of Queensland, Fryer Research Library at the University of Queensland and the Chermside, Holland Park, Indooroopilly, Toowong and Kenmore libraries.
‘Working with Patrice was an absolute delight. She took me through the editorial stages of my writing with great skill and purpose. She steered a perfect course between editorial corrections on the one hand and keeping the sense of the work intact on the other. My book benefited enormously from her contribution.’
Professor Neville Marsh
Angelina Carriera

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I Can Throw A Tantrum Too! by Angelina Carriera

Just one of a series of picture books by this talented author. With their brilliant illustrations and stories with heart, these books are for children of all ages, either to read alone or to share with someone special.

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All titles will be released as printed books in late 2016.
Sarah Fisher

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The 13th Key

The 13th Key is Sarah’s first book in her fantasy series for young adults. Sarah’s novels stand out from other books in this competitive genre due to their originality, humour and distinct author’s voice.

Firestone by Sarah Fisher

Sarah Fisher has self-published Firestone, the second book in her Dragonscale series. The sequel to The 13th Key, it is fast paced and highly imaginative – the perfect read for lovers of fantasy. It is available now from Amazon as an ebook.

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Redemption by Sarah Fisher

The final book in the Dragonscale series, Sarah takes her readers on a journey between different worlds to save a planet from total destruction.
‘Patrice’s report was concise and gave clear insight into the issues to be considered. She also provided me with comprehensive mark-ups throughout the manuscript which allowed me to understand the issues she identified. Her supportive and timely feedback was invaluable.’
Sarah Fisher
Karen Element

When There’s No one There

Fantasy fiction for young adult readers with supernatural elements

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Kate Pennington

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The Beyond a Joke Series

by Kate Pennington

A series of children’s books that raise awareness about bullying and teach children how to cope with this universal problem.

Book 1: Amelia and Camelia Make a Great Team by Kate Pennington

Book 2:Don’t Stare at my Underwear – It’s Rude by Kate Pennington

Maria Dektereva-Plant

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The Rainbow Kite by Maria Dektereva-Plant

A charming children’s story about friendship and teamwork.

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Robyn Noble

Breastfeeding Works

The title says it all. A comprehensive book about the power of breastfeeding for new mothers and health care workers.

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Jane Deakin

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Man of Steel by Jane Deakin

A non-fiction book about the rise of Evans Deakin Industries and one of its founding fathers, AJ Deakin. Written by AJ’s granddaughter, many Brisbane locals will recognise the iconic landmarks engineered by EDI that shaped the Brisbane of today.
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‘From my first meeting with Patrice I felt very confident that my book would be in the best hands. She was positive, respectful, honest and supportive with a dash of lovely humor. The end result was thorough and accurate. Many thanks Patrice.’
Jane Deakin
Mick Gallogly

Outside-in by Mick Gallogly

A unique novel about belonging and acceptance that will make you think, laugh and maybe, even cry.

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Bill Bransdon

Run Your Own Race by Bill Bransdon

A confronting novel that shines a spotlight on Australia’s Stolen Generation and one young girl’s fight to break free.
To purchase, contact the author directly on (07) 4156 1372.
Patrick A Duignan

Forever a Country Boy by Patrick A Duignan

A memoir

The Duignan Family in History (1296-2017)

A family history
‘Patrice Shaw recently edited my memoirs (over 300 pages) and I am very appreciative of her friendly but very professional approach to her work. Having been the writer or co-writer of five international selling books with different publishers, including Cambridge University Press, I can state without qualification that she has been the best editor (efficient, thorough, professional) with which I have worked. Thanks Patrice and I look forward to working with you in the future.’
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Patrick Duignan
James Mengel

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House Rules by James Mengel

A murder mystery novella and possibly the first of its kind.

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‘Patrice was an incredible help with the preparation for publication of my first novella, House Rules. She not only edited the text, but also pointed out inconsistencies in the plot and characterisations and gave suggestions for improving the style and format of the writing. I could not have been more satisfied with her input.’
James Mengel
G de Silva

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Capital Project by G de Silva

A tongue-in-cheek look at the bureaucratic, business and professional world of Canberra in the 1990s

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Carmel Rowley

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Winds of Time by Carmel Rowley

The third book in the Daughters of the Wind Series by Queensland author, Carmel Rowley.

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‘Patrice Shaw edited the final novel in my ‘Daughters of the Wind’ series Winds of Time and did a great job. Her phrasing and dialogue suggestions were very appreciated, as was her attention to plot detail, which saw improvements in the structure and assisted me from making inconsistencies. Patrice was a thorough professional and is very easy to work with. I highly recommend PS Editing.’
Carmel Rowley
Nancy Cox-Milliner

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Ripples and Reflections

A collection of short stories by The Writers of Seville and published by Boolarong Press
‘Patrice Shaw was our first choice as editor for our first anthology and our faith was justified. She gave us truly professional assistance and advice. As a result our book was a success and sold out at our launch. A professional with a human touch.’
Nancy Cox-Milliner, Writers of Seville
Lily Burgess

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The Weekend Cash Call by Lily Burgess

Book 3 in the Words from Daddy’s Mouth series of children’s books
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The Brandings Game by Lily Burgess

Book 4 in the Words from Daddy’s Mouth series of children’s books

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‘Patrice worked with us through the trials and tribulations as well as our various changes in ideas and remained patient and considerate through the process. We appreciate the time and energy that she provided to us as well as her insights.’
Dyan, Creative Director
Dale Furse

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The Curse of Wexkia by Dale Furse

Book 1 in the Wexkia trilogy – YA fantasy
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The Secret of Wexkia by Dale Furse

Book 2 in the Wexkia trilogy
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Dr Leah Stuckings

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Reproductively Challenged – A Survival Guide by Dr Leah Stuckings

With its practical strategies and case studies, this book is for anyone who is having trouble falling pregnant.
‘I found Patrice to be very helpful and approachable. She provided great feedback regarding structural and content editing’
Dr Leah Stuckings
Lindy Hardie

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Beyond the Dust: A Gardening Journal by Lindy Hardie

An outback gardening journal.
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John Michell


The Lone Wolf at Cover by John Michell

The Lone Wolf at Cover is a British spy thriller set during the Cold War – a bit like James Bond but more realistic. It’s available at Amazon as an ebook or paperback.

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‘Patrice performed several copy edits of drafts of my novel The Lone Wolf at Cover. I was a first time author. The advice she gave, her eagle eye for typos and grammatical errors, and extensive knowledge of the book writing business were indispensable to arriving at my finished product. Patrice was a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any aspiring author.’
John Michell, Brisbane

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