Patrice Shaw an independent publishing professional
PS Editing – publishing projects
You are welcome to browse my portfolio page to see some of the books I have edited and my clients’ testimonials.
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.
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.’
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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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
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
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.
All titles will be released as printed books in late 2016.
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.
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.’
When There’s No one There
Fantasy fiction for young adult readers with supernatural elements
The Beyond a Joke Series
by Kate Pennington