Editor: Kaaren Sutcliffe AE

Just So Fiction

Email: info@kaarensutcliffe.com.au
Website: http://www.kaarensutcliffe.com.au/
Accredited Editor 2012

Member of CSE and freelance editor since 2009, Accredited Editor (IPEd) since 2012. Let me help you make your work ‘just so’, to suit the purpose and audience you have in mind.

Through a broad range of services, delivered with a mentoring approach, Just So’s aim is to support authors with their current work and leave them with extra skills and insights for the next one.


Manuscript assessment, structural/developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, individual writing and story coaching, workshops and other training in either writing or editing.
Book coaching, mentoring authors or editors, workshops and presentations on either writing or editing, keynote speaker / MC , ghost writing / rewriting.

Subject matter experience

Published author of 9 books, specialising in fiction, true-life stories, self-help of guidance books / workbooks. Member of ASA, ALLi, MARION, Romance Writers Australia.

Genre and platform

Books (print and e-books), novels, novellas, short stories. Also experienced in analytical reports, e.g. evaluations or performance audits.

Specific projects

  • Auditing 101 by Kathy Rees, Indie Experts, 2020
  • My Real Life: A Remade Man by Elizabeth Egan, self-published, 2019
  • Remission Mission: cancer recovery – a holistic approach by Paul Brazenor, Honeysett Press, 2017
  • Mobile Magic by Annette Schneider, IrrePRESSible Press, 2016
  • The Silverlands Series by Donna Maree Hanson 2015¬ to 2017
  • Dragonfly Dreaming by Anna Pye, published 2012
  • Target 2012 by Dion Perry, 2011
  • Inspiring Stories of Life and Faith by Robyn Hipkiss, Initiate Media Pty Ltd, 2013
  • Australian Women of Grace by Robyn Hipkiss, 2010
  • Australian Women of Courage by Robyn Hipkiss, 2009

More recent projects can’t be listed as they are still being prepared and submitted for publication.


2001 – Diploma of Professional Editing and Proofreading, Australian College of Journalism
2000 – Diploma of Professional Children’s Writing, Australian College of Journalism
1978 – BA Asian Studies (Honours in Japanese language, thesis on Japanese literature) ANU

Positions and memberships

Manager and editor of Just So Fiction 2009 to present
Senior writing coach ANAO and Zinfra Pty Ltd 2014-2016
In-house editor and writer Dept of Immigration 2013-14
In-house editor and writing trainer at ANAO, 2009-2012
Various Australian Government positions 1980 to 2009