Resources and Recommendations
Please contact us if you would like referrals for arts lawyers, cover designers, copy editors, structural editors, ghostwriters, licensing and permission experts, or printers. AAPS is not affiliated with any service it recommends and does not endorse the quality or reliability of the services offered. However, we only recommend those we know to be genuine and experienced in the publishing industry.
For a comprehensive list of all industry professionals, we highly recommend the Australian Writers’ Marketplace.
For copyright fundamentals, refer to the Australian Copyright Council’s excellent information sheets.
Freelance Editors (including Manuscript Assessments)
Abigail Nathan at Bothersome Words offers a full range of writing and editing services, with a focus on SFF.
Stephanie Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org,with many years championing SFF in Aus, Stephanie bring outstanding editorial skills to bear on your manuscript.
Kylie Mason at Kylie Mason Editorial Services provides copy or structural editing, or a structural report.
The Nash Agency – Editorial services and advice.
Sarah Fletcher at Sarah JH Fletcher offers structural editing, proofreading and project management services.
Shel Sweeney at A Worded Life – editorial, manuscript assessment and ghost writing.
Sib Duff at Siboney Duff Editing offers manuscript assessments and comprehensive edits.
For a highly trusted group of professional editors, I also recommend Freelance Editor Network.
Manuscript Development and Mentoring
Louise Cusack offers mentoring or manuscript development services at If You Must Write…
Digital and Social Media Coaching for Creatives
The incomparable Marianne de Pierres is offering her formidable experiences with social media and marketing to authors at MDPWeb.
Author and social media guru Gary Kemble offers excellent consultancy and training in social media and digital strategy at Gary Kemble Consultancy.
Marketing and Publicity for Authors
Critical Mass – Publishing strategy, production and marketing
Town Crier Consultancy – Digital marketing and social media
Melanie Saward at Little Red Writes
AAPS does not provide legal advice, but is happy to recommend the following law firms who do.