Editorial Services

Editors cut through cluttered writing to help you focus on your key messages and target these to your audience.

Whether you need copy editing or require more substantial structural edits, my editorial service will ensure that your voice and meaning are retained. I use track changes and comments so that you can see every change.

  • Maintain a logical flow of ideas through improved structure
  • Maintain a consistent style and voice
  • Identify logic and evidence gaps in your document
  • Ensure that the tone, style and level of detail meet your audience’s needs
  • Identify and reduce repetition and streamline your document
  • Proofread to meet style requirements

Prices

Service Description Price p/hour
Copy Editing Yes, my document needs help with language, style, sentence structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation, consistency of content, and fact-checking. $60
Structural Editing Yes, my document needs help with organisation, logical flow, overall structure, theme, narrative voice, point of view, plot, characterisation, pace or setting. $70
Academic Editing Yes, my thesis, assignment or essay needs help with language, style, sentence structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation, referencing or bibliography. Student Rates Apply
Other Projects If you would like to discuss a project, please email me. Negotiable

Writing Projects

Hardcopy


My manuscript, Meltdown, was one of ten shortlisted for the final round of the ACT Writers Centre HARDCOPY2014 Professional Development Program for emerging fiction writers.

Softcopy

Softcopy is an online opportunity for emerging writers to showcase their work. I founded it in May 2015 along with two of my fellow HARDCOPIERS Lesley Boland (Blemish Publishing) and George Dunford (Canberra-based writer/editor). Keep an eye out for the next call for submissions when emerging writers will be invited to submit a previously unpublished 500-1000 piece.

500WordFiction

We live in a world of soundbites, yet we want connection. 500WordFiction uses photographs as inspiration for short fiction that can be read in five minutes. Read more 500WordFiction.


Send a picture for a 500WordFiction

Publications

Academic Publications

  • McPaul, Christine, “Winnie Quagliotti”, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 18, 2012.
  • McPaul, Christine, “Reading between the (colonial) lines” Rev. of Reading Robinson and Friendly Mission, AHRi> 48 (May 2010)
  • McPaul, Christine, “The Work of Memory and Forgetting” Rev. of Forgetting Aborigines, by Chris Healy. AHRi> 47 (Nov. 2009)
  • McPaul Christine, “Curtain Up: The Demidenko/Darville Performance”, Southerlyi>, 59.2 (Winter 1999): 156-64.
  • McPaul, Christine, “Creative Acts: Archives, Artefacts and Australian Women’s Autobiographies”, Australian Literary Studies, 17.3 (May 1996): 304-09.

Other Publications

About

Canberra-based researcher, writer and editor.

My PhD from the Literature and Theatre Studies Department of the Australian National University was awarded in 2009. I have experience as a sessional lecturer and tutor at the Australian National University and have published academic articles about literature and women’s writing, book reviews and a biographical piece for the Australian Dictionary of Biography. My crime fiction manuscript was shortlisted for the ACT Writers Centre HARDCOPY2014 professional development program. In May 2015 I founded Softcopy, an online e-journal for emerging writers, which I edit. I was granted a writing residency at the ACT Writers Centre in July 2015. As a volunteer for The Smith Family’s S2S reading program, I support children to improve their reading skills. I am also an award winning senior executive with over 25 years’ experience achieving results in international, Commonwealth and state settings.

Qualifications

I feel like I’ve been studying all my life. I have completed a Certificate of Creative Writing from the CIT, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Melbourne University, a Bachelor of Letters (Honours) Degree from Deakin University, a Master of Arts Degree and a PhD from the Australian National University. Here I am graduating with my PhD from ANU.



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