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About PS Editing

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I am a Brisbane editor offering proofreading and editing services.
Thanks to technology, I accept work from anywhere in Australia and overseas.

manuscript appraisal – structural editing – copy editing – proofreading – copy writing – blurb writing – author services for self publishers

About PS Editing

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I am a Brisbane editor but thanks to technology, I accept work from anywhere in Australia and overseas.

manuscript appraisal – structural editing – copy editing – proofreading – copy writing – blurb writing – author services
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My editing

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At the age of 40 I finally worked out what I wanted to be when I grew up – an editor. Words are my thing. Talk numbers at me and my eyes glaze over. So I went back to uni and obtained my post graduate qualifications in editing and publishing, then completed a mentorship program with Editors Queensland. After several years editing a magazine for a writers’ group, I leapt into freelance editing and proofreading. I love the variety of working on different projects from memoirs to fiction books, business publications and websites. I particularly enjoy working with first-time authors, helping them to self publish their books.

ps editing

At the age of 40 I finally worked out what I wanted to be when I grew up – an editor. Words are my thing. Talk numbers at me and my eyes glaze over. So I went back to uni and obtained my post graduate qualifications in editing and publishing, then completed a mentorship program with Editors Queensland. After several years editing a magazine for a writers’ group, I leapt into freelance editing and proofreading. I love the variety of working on different projects from memoirs to fiction books, business publications and websites. I particularly enjoy working with first-time authors, helping them to self publish their books.

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My qualifications

• Bachelor of Arts (media studies) Griffith University
• Grad Cert in Editing and Publishing University of Southern Queensland
• Mentorship program with the Society of Editors (Qld)
• Institute of Professional Editors Australia
• Editors Queensland
Patrice Shaw is an independent qualified Brisbane editor:
Co-editor Offpress - Editors Queensland
Editor Scope magazine - Fellowship of Australian Writers Qld
Editor Seeing More magazine - Multiple Birth Association

My experience

Genres

Short story anthologies

With multiple authors, anthologies benefit from an editor’s trained eye to ensure consistency.

Young adult fantasy novels

A very popular genre with the over-12 age-group. It’s important to use the right language to keep these readers engaged.

Children’s books

These include varying sub-genres such as picture books, easy readers and early chapter books which are age-specific. Age-appropriate language is key.

General fiction

The tone of a novel needs to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.

Self-help

It’s essential to strike the right balance between informing the readers and keeping them engaged.

History

Editors of history books can help with fact checking.

Memoir

Often these books are intended for a niche audience of family and friends and only need a light edit.

Corporate publications

Clearly written and well-presented newletters, brochures and other advertising material are essential for businesses to convey a professional image.

Magazines

With so many different styles of writing in the one publication, an editor is vital to project-manage magazine publication.

Business blogs

Information that is useful and meaningful adds value to a website. Usually, a more informal tone is adequate.

Websites

As the