Editor: Irma Gold

Email: irmagold@iimetro.com.au
Website: http://www.irmagold.com/

Freelance editor since 1999. Previously in-house editor for National Library of Australia and National Archives of Australia. Currently Senior Editor at Melbourne publisher Inkerman & Blunt, and Convener of Editing at the University of Canberra since 2008.

Formerly editor of Muse, Canberra’s former monthly arts magazine, with an ongoing interest in all the arts. Also a published author of works for adults and children, so understands both sides of the editing process.


Substantive/structural editing, copy editing, proofreading.
Project management, workshops on writing and editing, manuscript assessment and development.

Subject matter experience

Adult fiction (literary fiction and short fiction collections), children’s literature (picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction), memoir and autobiography, arts, culture, travel, anthologie

Genre and platform

Books (fiction and nonfiction), journals and magazines, newsletters, catalogues and brochures, exhibition text panels, grant proposals, press releases and marketing materials, and websites.

Specific projects

Literary fiction: We Ate the Road Like Vultures by Lynnette Lounsbury; Wisdom Tree by Nick Earls (series of five novellas: Gotham, Venice, Vancouver, Juneau, Noho, winner of an Independent Publisher Book Award and a NSW Premier’s Literary Award).

Middle grade: Midnight Burial by Pauline Deeves; Amazing Grace by Stephanie Owen Reeder (NSW Premier’s Award winner).

Picture books: Sorry Day by Coral Vass; Tea and Sugar Christmas by Jane Jolly, illustrated by Robert Ingpen (CBCA Award and ABIA Children’s Book of the Year Award winner).

Nonfiction: Australia’s Wild Weather by Mark Tredinnick; How to Write and Talk to Selection Criteria (5th ed) by Ann Villiers (ACT Writing and Publishing Awards winner).

Arts organisations: Museum of Australian Democracy exhibition catalogues and text panels; Australian of the Year Awards catalogue.

Anthologies: The Invisible Thread: One Hundred Years of Words (official publication of the National Year of Reading and the Centenary of Canberra), The Sound of Silence: Journeys Through Miscarriage (ACT Writing and Publishing Awards winner).


BA in Professional Writing (UC)

Member of Children’s Book Council of Australia, Ambassador, ACT Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge.