Kerry Davies Publishing Services
Tel: 07 3371 2701 or 0423 496 896
More than 35 years in publishing and communications. Educational and trade publishing; government, corporate and private clients. Manager, Magabala Books 1990-95; Senior Communications Officer, Qld Dept of Premier and Cabinet 1995-96; Senior Editor, Focus Publishing 2002-04. Freelance the rest, major publishers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Advanced skills in MS Word and Excel. Moderate skills in Quark, InDesign. Experienced onscreen editor.
IPEd Accreditation (AE) 2011; Certificate in Small Business Management, BEC, Sydney 1997; Bachelor of Business - Communication, QIT (now QUT) 1976.
Liaison with designers and publishers; style guides and manuals; text formatting and templates; writing, rewriting and ghost writing; budgeting and scheduling; thorough generalist editor, all subject areas. Training presentations in business skills for editors, basic grammar and writing skills, self-editing.
Freelance services offered
- Manuscript assessment
- PR and promotions
- Project analysis
- Project management and/or production supervision
- Structural editing
Freelance product types
- Annual and business reports
- Books, fiction
- Books, non-fiction
- Magazines, newsletters
- Marketing and promotional material
- Online and multi-media materials
- Reference and guidebooks
- Short stories
- Technical reports
- Theses and academic reports
Freelance specialist areas
- Children's books
- Computer skills
- Educational books: Primary
- Educational books: Secondary
- Educational books: Tertiary and above
- Family and local history
- Indigenous history and culture
- Technical material
- Tourism and hospitality