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I'm an expert English editor/proofreader for fiction, non-fiction, and academic writing - backed by 17 years working for Freelancer and TAFE QLD. Accuracy of grammar, spelling, punctuation & sentence structure comes from decades of my current freelancing plus previous teaching & marking English at the pre-university level. You will benefit from my natural skill in word usage, enhanced by English double majors and a lifetime of reading. Our working relationship will be supported by my excellent organizational skills and professional work ethic. My work is imbued with sensitivity to English usage, and your intended audience and desired tone of voice are my priorities. To strengthen your creative ideas and make your work shine, I like to chat about any issues I discover. My goal is to return to you on time a text you are delighted with. You can identify my suggested changes & corrections in Microsoft Word's Track Changes. You'll find samples of how I use Track Changes in my Portfolio just below - and books I have edited in the Publications section at the bottom of this page.
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    “She was prompt in replying to all my queries and very professional too. The work was carried out as fact earlier. The editing work was done as expected. Planning to work with all my editing and proofreading with her in the future. Thanks Deborah”

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    “High-quality service, quick turnaround, and wonderful communication.”

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    “This is the third time I have worked with Deborah and it is only a shame that I have not got my fourth ready now. Her work has been great and taken my stories to the next level. When I finally finish my fourth I'll definitely be coming back again.”

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    “She is excellent at what she does. Will hire her again.”

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    “Thanks Deborah, I will hire again , Great to work with her really.”



Apr 2004 - Feb 2015 (10 years)

In this role I was the Coordinator of the Adult Tertiary Preparation Team for Distance Education in TAFE Queensland


Apr 1993 - Feb 2015 (21 years)

In this role I tutored students in the Language and Learning Skills (i.e. English) course of TAFE Queensland's Adult Tertiary Preparation program.

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

Apr 1993 - Feb 2015 (21 years)

In these roles I wrote books of English learning materials for use by adult learners desiring mature-aged entry into any Queensland were designed for study by distance education. "ATP200B Language and Learning Skills" was the last one I wrote. Over the years I edited, proofread, and had a hand in writing the sister materials in Literature, Modern World History, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Every time the curriculum changed the materials had to be re-done.


Feb 1992 - Apr 2004 (12 years)

In this role I marked student assignments for distance education students in the Language and Learning Skills course of TAFE Queensland's Adult Tertiary Preparation program.


B. A. (majoring in Communications and English Literature)

1967 - 1973 (6 years)


Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (2012)

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

This certificate covered the elements of training and assessment required in TAFE: planning, assessing & validating assessment; planning, organizing & facilitating learning; designing & developing learning programs.


God Slayer: Vol 1-4

FICTION In KSY’s series of xianxia genre stories, teenaged Ryan discovers his family is not the ordinary family he thought it was - he has some extraordinary ancestors. As a Spirit Humanoid Martial Artist, he can cultivate the Elemental Laws extraordinarily quickly. With his growing band of Martial Spirits, he has action-packed adventures while developing his attributes, which he uses to keep his family, mentors, Martial Spirits, and Contracted creatures & plants safe.

The Legendary Tamer: Vol 1

FICTION In this xianxia genre story by KSY, a Grimoire named Devourer forms a contract with an orphaned teenage boy who had been thought to be talentless and therefore destined to be a nobody in society. Simon is then so exceptionally talented that he can become not only a Mage or an Aura Master but also a Tamer!

Learn to Share Toys

FICTION – PICTURE BOOK In this picture book guide, Bozena Zawisz outlines strategies to help young children and their parents to navigate toy and space sharing. With his mother’s help, little Bobby learns how to share with his younger brother.

Country Awakening

FICTION In this contemporary Christian country romance, Bozena Zawisz’s love story centers on Annie, who wants a happy marriage. She wants to escape from her traumatized home. She has conflicting feelings about her new home in Australia and her old home in Poland. First, she has to re-discover her sense of self-worth.

Oranges and Lemons...And Other Citrus Fruits

NON-FICTION This book provides fascinating information about the origins, history, and horticultural background of members of the citrus family. With much affection, Liza Jones discusses their history, uses, and impact on human health and culture.

Dream Beyond Shadows: No Ordinary Tourist

NON-FICTION Kartikeya Ladha’s book is about the amazing and life-altering journey he went on, after reaching a crossroads in his life - when he felt stuck and overwhelmed by society’s pressures. In what followed, as he traveled in South America, he learned to dream beyond the shadows.

Foundation (The Epic of Eden Book 1)

FICTION Christopher Abernathy tells the story of Du Enkai, a boy from a village on the plains in the Maro Province. Enkai wants to be able to cultivate the divine arts and be a great warrior like his father. When it is discovered that he has a corrupted soul, he leaves with his father to have it healed - but nothing turns out as he expects.

Love, Death & Tango: A Memoir

MEMOIR After reaching a low point in her life and egged on by hormonal changes, Maraya Loza Koxahn flees to Buenos Aires to dance tango and reinvent herself. It is not as simple as Maraya imagines. Complications in her relationship with her dance partner launch her into a soul-searching exploration of her sense of self, her core beliefs, and how, existentially, she can go about living.

Slamming It Out! How I got shit done in 5* kitchens

NON-FICTION After leading the life of a successful international chef for 25 years across multiple countries and continents, Marcel Riemer shows aspiring chefs what being in a professional hotel kitchen is really like – as opposed to what it appears to be from glamorous TV shows about celebrity chefs.

The Well-Power Diet: Hack your mind in 21 days for lifelong weight management, wellness and wisdom

NON-FICTION This book by Anne Holleley is a welcome addition to the literature about weight loss, as it starts with the premise that weight loss is a function of our attitude to food and ourselves. Anne outlines 21 steps for creating a healthy relationship with food and eating, effective self-nourishment, and a personally satisfying active life. With these in place, weight loss (or gain) happens naturally.

A Tailor’s Son – An Oakenfall Chronicle

FICTION In the second Oakenfall Chronicle, Damien Tiller tells the story of another unlikely hero, Harold Spinks, a tailor's son. More than 100 years after the time of Darcy Dean, Harold is blamed for a series of grisly murders in Oakenfall. To clear his name, he must deal with underworld criminals, corrupt officials, deranged clergy, and at the heart of it - the Rakta Ishvara, the Blood God.

Dragons’ Blight – An Oakenfall Chronicle

FICTION In the first Oakenfall Chronicle, Damien Tiller tells the story of Darcy Dean. Though from a privileged family and though his father was a distinguished war hero who spent his life holding the Poles at bay, Darcy is an unlikely hero. He somehow manages to find the courage and stamina to find help and save Oakenfall following the fall of the Hanson Kingdom from the Dragons’ Blight.

Insights into Effective Coaching

NON-FICTION This book was written by Julian Brunt, Miroslav Reljic, and Karen Root - all coaches. It describes educational, professional, and life coaching and is designed to help anyone considering being coached. With this book's help, they will know what sort of coach will best suit them and how to find that person. It is also aimed at students, teachers, employers, managers as well as potential coaches.

How does a young person diagnosed with Autism relate to the world

FICTION – PICTURE BOOK In this handy children’s book, Bozena Zawisz shows children and their parents how a child diagnosed with Autism relates to the world surrounding them.


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