Self-publishing services


Editing: from the overall structure to line by line.

Writing: from feature articles and creative nonfiction to newsletters and fiction.

Layout/Design: from one-off specialist books to book covers and exhibition displays.

Project Management: from conception to printed publication, whether it is a corporate report, memoir, self-development or business book.

Self-publishing packages: taking you through all stages of the self-publishing process, from writing development, through all editing stages, to book layout and cover design, then uploading print-ready files to print-on-demand services.

Specialist in non-fiction books: memoir, business, travel, cookbooks, self-help/ self-development, natural health and wellbeing. I also work on fiction novels, corporate reports, educational resources, academic theses, and more.

Click on the links above or go to the Services menu to find out how I can help you.

Other services: project/subject research, audio transcription, manuscript assessment, consultancy, creation of style guides and setting editorial direction.

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I am an Accredited Editor (AE), which means that my editing skills and knowledge have been assessed and endorsed by the Australian Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd). This also means that you can trust me to provide a high-quality, professional service.

IPEd: You can be confident in giving custody of your words to accredited and distinguished editors.

Kookaburra Hill Publishing Services recognises the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation on which we are based, and we pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

Some recent projects:

Claire McGregor was the final editor for my first book. I had several editors along the way. This process helped me access the ‘right’ editor for the final manuscript. After much searching across the nation, Claire came via a recommendation. I felt her high levels of professionalism and her empathic enquiry made her the perfect fit for my work. I was not disappointed. Claire was extremely professional. Claire met all of our agreed deadlines and the work she completed was detailed, considered and helped add another level of clarity for readers of the story. At all times Claire was a pleasure to work with, and I would have no hesitation in recommending her for editing and writing advice and guidance.

Mary Dwyer – memoir author

Claire’s experience and skills as both an editor and designer made the experience of bringing a draft manuscript to publication remarkably and unexpectedly enjoyable. What could have been a challenging process was made smooth and straightforward by Claire’s deep knowledge and thorough, patient and professional approach. Claire read and considered every word of my book, made sensible suggestions for improvement and enhanced the flow of my writing. In terms of design, her layout was beautiful. She created quirky and memorable ideas for the cover and guided me through the myriad of choices in style, colour, theme and all manner of other aspects of design. Working with Claire was a joy and I would highly recommend engaging with her for editing, proofreading, layout and design work.

Marcia Devlin