Editing

Save money by learning how to pick up simple errors in your stories so reviewers and editors can focus on the substance of your work. You can also give back to the writing community by learning how to respond constructively to other writers work you choose to edit and critique.

Melinda Brack is a writer, and author of the new collection of coming of age short stories Don’t Go Near the Water.

A Jill of all trades, Melinda has spent her life skipping from industry-to-industry and job-to-job. She lost count of the number of jobs she’d had at around sixty.   In 2020 she decided to revisit writing and started writing shorts stories about coming of age in the Australian bush during the 1970s.

Melinda has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Writing from Deakin University.

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How to Self-Edit Your Manuscript Like a Pro

Lisa Lepki shows you how correct simple technical and stylistic errors you can catch on your own before you send it to a professional editor.

Story Editing for Authors

Kristina Stanley shows you how to review your story scene-by-scene and evaluate each story element to improve your story.

How to Talk about Writing

Barbara Turner-Vesselago shows you how to respond constructively to work from other writers whose work you have agreed to edit and critique.


“I’ve found the best way to revise your own work is to pretend that somebody else wrote it and then to rip the living shit out of it.”

Don Roff


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Melinda Brack

Short Fiction | Personal Essays | Short Memoir

Thanks for the photo Charles Deluvio on Unsplash

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