Professional Writing Services

The Hunter Writers Centre is pleased to announce the introduction of a range of professional writing services for both authors and businesses in the Hunter.

The region is home to a large number of professional writers. As the Hunter’s only professional writers’ centre, we have access to a large pool of talent that can meet all of your writing needs.

We have two main categories of services:

  1. Services for authors, as a part of our core mission; and
  2. Services for business that allow us to ‘keep it local’ by connecting talented local writers with local businesses

Services for Authors

Services for Business

  •  Editing:
    • substantive/structural editing, copy editing and proofreading
  • Web presence:
    • Author websites
    • Online marketing for authors
    • Reader list development
  • Independent publishing:
    • Typesetting
    • Cover design
    • Publishing in digital and print
    • Managing direct sales
  • Mentorship and coaching
  • Book proposals (for non-fiction authors)
  • Offline Copywriting:
    • Brochures and catalogues
    • Advertisements
  • Online Copywriting:
    • Home pages, landing pages and website content
    • Email autoresponder sequences
    • Sales letters
  • Business reports
  • Proposals
  • Technical editing
  • Process documentation
  • Training courses and manuals

Meet the Team

Karen Crofts

Karen Crofts B.A. Dip. Ed. M.C.A.

Karen is director of Hunter Writers Centre and a qualified secondary English teacher. She has a masters in Creative Writing from the University of Newcastle. As well as running a busy writers’ centre with over 250 Hunter region members, she provides 1:1 mentoring, offers proof reading and editing services and has extensive experience in marketing. Karen created and built a national literary award by attracting support and sponsorship from over 20 partner organisations, and the resultant publication is now selling worldwide. She runs regular writing groups and delivers writing courses to both adults and youth across the Hunter.

Whether you work in business, politics, science, government or the arts, good writing is imperative for clear communication. Karen can assist you to produce clear correspondence whether you want to improve in-house comms or your external brand and image. The professional writing services team can work anywhere within your workplace – from staff to consumers – wherever clear communication is required.

Cara Nightingale

Cara holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in marketing and management from the University of Newcastle. She has over 10 years’ experience working as a marketing professional and provides freelance marketing support to a number of local Newcastle businesses.

She offers complete marketing functions for her clients – be it social media, electronic digital mail (Mailchimp), public relations, event planning, website content development, blogging or developing marketing plans for clients to execute themselves.

Cara is an excellent project manager with a keen eye for detail, and excellent communication skills. Cara writes blogs and website content and is familiar with the entire Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Photoshop.

Michelle Pounder

Michelle is a freelance writer who has a Masters degree in Employment Relations, University of Technology, Sydney.

She runs a successful professional writing services business in both creative and technical styles of writing.

Her areas of expertise include business document writing, media releases, copywriting, proofreading, policy and procedures development including WHS, training and user manuals, website content and business proposals.