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Your manuscript read, analysed in comment boxes and summarised as a whole in a separate document.

For two years I was a manuscript assessor and editor for The Do-Not Press in London (which specalised in crime fiction). I was also contracted for manuscript assessment and development for WestWords, Western Sydney's Literature Development Organisation.

Independently, I've worked on many manuscripts on a freelance basis. Here are just a few of the kinds of books I’ve worked on lately:

A family saga (fiction based on fact) spanning multiple voices and decades.

A memoir-research hybrid about children with reading difficulties.

A memoir that spans the many varied and exciting lives of one larger-than-life entrepreneur (to make it work we settled on each chapter being a lesson learned).

A non-fiction book about record producers.

An ADHD memoir.

A biography about a Chinese-Australian figure.

A memoir about a chronic illness.

A sci-fi novel and a sci-fi anthology.

A memoir about a son’s death.


$1500 for up to 50,000 words

$100 per 10,000 words thereafter


“Jenny and I worked together on some early drafts of my recently published book, Wild Things: How We Learn To Read And What Can Happen If We Don’t. It was my first foray into writing for adults, and includes quite a bit of memoir, so Jenny was the perfect person to give me support when I needed it most. Jenny has a great capacity for big picture feedback, as well as helping you to find the best way to tell your story, not only to remain authentic, but also to appeal to as wide a readership as possible. She is warm, encouraging and highly professional and I couldn’t recommend her more highly.”

Sally Rippin

"Jenny gave me so much clarity and an incredible amount of direction that I had lost along the way  - too overwhelmed by a project [Off The Record: One Woman's Global Search for the Worlds Greatest Music Producers] that was 10 years in the making."

Mel Bampton

"Jenny’s manuscript assessment helped me tighten up my novel and get it to the point where I’m happy to start submitting it. I was stuck and Jenny helped me to feel excited about the work, and gave me direction. She's great at praising your strengths and identifying where you need to put in work. Jenny’s feedback is thorough and thoughtful, she’s got a keen eye for clumsy prose and inconsistencies, she’ll let you know when your work is hitting the mark and when it’s losing focus. I highly recommend Jenny’s guidance to give polish, focus and depth to your work."

Samantha Byres


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