Editor: Leanne Manthorpe

.early mark editing

Email: editor@earlymarkediting.com.au

I worked for almost twenty-three years in federal government agencies and parliamentary services, mostly in information provision and client service. I offer strong communication, considered opinion and respect for the authorial voice—backed by my years of experience as an information specialist and senior researcher, subject specialist, and writer of fiction and non-fiction.


Structural editing, copyediting, proofreading, style guides, liaising with designers and printers
Writing (all styles), information and research

Subject matter experience

Parliament, government, public sector, English literature, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, politics, sport, popular music, dance, farming, overseas development, law, history

Genre and platform

Happy to edit/write in various publication formats

Specific projects

My freelance work has been for private individuals and clients in the university, government, consultancy and NGO sectors. Referees supplied upon request.


BA, University of Queensland, 1984.
Graduate Diploma in Librarianship, Canberra College of Advanced Education, 1986.
Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing (Editing), University of Canberra, 2016.