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Editor: Gaetane Burkolter AE

Roam Editing and Story Coaching Services
Accredited Editor 2018

BA(Communications), UTS
Professional Editing and Proofreading Certificate, Open Colleges Australia
Advanced Editing and Publishing Certificate, Open Universities Australia


  • Editing—Substantive / structural / developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading
  • Other services—Manuscript assessment, one-to-one writing and story coaching, pitching
  • Subject fields—Fiction, with a special interest in fantasy, science fiction, YA, romance, erotica, crime, thrillers and adventure.
  • Media—Books (print and e-books), novellas, short stories

Specific projects

  • Tilly Maguire and the Royal Wedding Mess: An accidental fairy tale by Emma Grey 2018, Harper Collins Australia
  • Unrequited: Boyband meets girl by Emma Grey 2017, Harper Collins Australia
  •  Moonstone Beach by Linda Seed 2015, Amazon

I love to work with writers to help them bring their worlds, stories and characters to life. I work in the cultural sector, and I coach writers and edit fiction freelance for the intense satisfaction it brings me. My aim is simple – to understand the writer’s vision for their work, and to support them to achieve that with honesty, clarity and a commitment to excellence. I guarantee the confidentiality and professional treatment of your manuscript, and my heartfelt support for your creative endeavour.

Gaёtane is a nationally accredited editor and member of the Australian Institute of Professional Editors Ltd. She is a government communications professional with more than twenty five years’ experience across a range of portfolios at both State and federal level, including taxes, justice, human services, agriculture, climate change and energy, and the arts. Currently, she manages online and print publishing for the National Archives of Australia. As a third culture child and adult, Gaёtane has lived on three continents, where she developed an ear for languages and an affinity for cultural mores which she finds useful in navigating fictional worlds of all kinds. She speaks three languages and is a multi-passionate artist in the fields of creative writing, photography and fine arts.