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Jasmine Sullivan provides proofreading services for prose fiction and non-fiction work, including short stories, longer fiction manuscripts, essays and editorial style pieces. She can assist in enhancing your piece’s clarity and readability by checking for spelling, grammatical issues and coherency on the sentence and paragraph level. 

She is a member of the Hunter Writers Centre’s editorial team, responsible for preparing their annual anthologies through proofreading and copy editing.  

Jasmine is in her third year of a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Newcastle, majoring in English Literature and History. She is a proud essay buff who spends far more time editing her own academic work than writing it. She is passionate about literature and has a particular interest in historical fiction and eco-fiction.       Jasmine:

Jasmine Sullivan staff member
David-Jack Fletcher


Academic and Creative Editor

David-Jack Fletcher provides manuscript assessment, copyediting and proofreading for fiction, non-fiction, and academic manuscripts. His editing business, Chainsaw Editing focuses on fiction and non-fiction works, specialising in horror/dark fiction/thriller/crime and anything with LGBTQI+ characters/themes. However, all genres are accepted. David-Jack holds a bachelor’s degree in creative arts (majoring in Creative Writing), an Honours and a PhD in Cultural Studies, and is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing at the University of Southern Queensland. He has worked in academia for the past decade and has recently accepted contracts across the USA, UK and Australia for three of his short stories. He specialises in horror, crime/thriller, humour (including dark, bizarro and romantic), and anything LGBTQI+  He is writing his first novel titled Indentured, a horror-comedy centred around cursed dentures.

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Megan Buxton provides structural editing and copy editing for fiction and memoir and copy editing for non-fiction.

Megan has a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours and a Diploma of Education from Newcastle University. She taught secondary school English for thirty years and has also taught in the School of Education at Newcastle University.

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Meg Buxton, editor, HWC board member

Claire Bradshaw provides manuscript assessment, copyediting and proofreading for fiction manuscripts (with a specialisation in fantasy fiction). Plus copyediting and proofreading for non-fiction work. 

Claire has a Graduate Certificate of Editing and Publishing with the University of Southern Queensland, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Distinction), majoring in English and Writing, with the University of Newcastle.

Claire Bradshaw, editor
Mark Maclean editor and writer

Mark MacLean provides structural editing/manuscript assessment services for fiction manuscripts. He can also offer copy editing and proofreading in memoir and short story writing. Mark is a freelance writer, editor and teacher. His book A Year Down the Drain, based on his popular blog about his exploration of Newcastle’s stormwater drains was a bestseller. The stories in his collection The New Landscape drew upon his time living in locations as diverse as Cumbria, UK, and Alice Springs. Mark’s memoir Five Boxes looks at our connection to the past through our possessions.

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Ross Gillett is an award-winning poet and an experienced teacher of writing. He is strongly committed to a supportive and encouraging approach when mentoring poets because there is no set of templates that can be applied to the mysterious art of making poems.

Ross works with a wide range of poets – from those starting out to those who are well published and highly recognised. He is available as an assessor and editor of manuscripts as well as a mentor.

Ross is published in magazines and journals, has won major Australian poetry awards and has 3 volumes of poetry published. Read more about Ross on his website.

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Ross Gillett, winner of the 2018 Newcastle Poetry Prize