Professional Editing &
Sarah is able to effortlessly transform briefs — however complicated or research-intensive — into succinct, well-written pieces that always meet our high expectations — Alex Craddock, Insider Guides (August 2022)
Your knowledge of what’s needed, ‘love of words’ and eye for detail have provided the expert help I needed to successfully secure my last two academic promotions and job applications. Thank-you, Sarah! — Dr Diane Kalendra, Australian Institute of Business (April 2022)
I am not sure that I would have achieved the mark that I did had I not had such a professional and accomplished editor to skilfully transform a sound piece of research into a great thesis — Paula Medway (February 2021)
I offer a broad range of editing services from proofreading through to substantive and structural editing and reworking.
I also offer custom content creation and copywriting, working with you to create novel and creative content to any specification.
I tailor my services to suit my clients' needs and am happy to answer any questions about levels of editing and copywriting.
Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your project and how I can help.
I'm an accomplished and flexible editor and writer who is well placed to bring out the highest quality in your own written work as well as create custom content for any need.
I am proficient in working with a range of writing and publishing styles, from poetry and fiction to journal articles, PhDs, blogs and reports. I am a published researcher, poet and reviewer with experience in editing and publishing online journals.
I have extensive experience in academic editing, including academic promotion and grant applications (e.g., ARC); PhD, Masters and Honours theses; journal articles and essays; and learning materials. I am also an accomplished and nuanced fiction and poetry editor.
I produce content for a wide range of clients, from academics and universities to NGOs and private businesses. I am experienced in writing online articles and blogs for a diverse range of audiences, creating learning materials and curriculums for online courses and crafting organisational statements and branding.
My broad-ranging research, publishing, editorial and creative experience equips me to approach any editing or writing task with sensitivity and rigour. I pride myself on working collaboratively with clients to ensure that all your needs are met and we produce the highest quality work possible.
PhD - English Literature
Honours - German Studies
Diploma of Languages - German
BA - English & Linguistics
University of Technology Sydney
Australian Catholic University
Australian Institute of Business
TAFE International Western Australia
Australasian Association of Writing Programs
International Coalition to End Organ Trafficking in China (ETAC)
City of Adelaide
City of Ballarat
Diversity and Inclusion statement (Australasian Association of Writing Programs)
7 Tips on Assignment Writing Every Student in Australia Should Know (Insider Guides)
What is Forced Organ Harvesting in China - Understanding the Evidence (International Coalition to End Organ Trafficking in China [ETAC])
Marketing in the New Normal (AIB Review)
When Lack of Diversity is No Longer an Option: The Increasing Importance of Consumer Voice in Shaping Brand Decisions and the Market (AIB Review)
My scholarly work:
Reading (Not-)Eating in the Works of Emily and Charlotte Brontë (Outskirts: Feminisms along the edge)
Confinement and Consumption: Reflections on the Gothic in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (1847) and Charlotte Brontë’s Villette (1853) (Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies)
My creative work:
Sarah is able to effortlessly transform briefs — however complicated or research-intensive — into succinct, well-written pieces that always meet our high expectations. When writing for a client, she is skilled at meeting their particular guidelines and ensuring consistency in style, while her pieces for Insider Guides are infused with personality. Her background in copyediting ensures her pieces are polished and ready for publication. — Alex Craddock, Insider Guides (August 2022)
Sarah is a pleasure to work with. She's responsive, hardworking, and demonstrates a high level of professionalism. Her adaptability and versatility in managing various client requirements have been a significant asset to us. I would highly recommend her services to anyone seeking a top-notch copywriter. — Rebecca MacFarlane, Insider Guides (August 2022)
As an academic, researching and writing down my ideas is half the publishing battle won. The other half is editing. Driven by her ‘love of words’, Sarah has helped me to succeed by emphasising what needs to be highlighted while removing redundancies and acknowledging academic conventions - quickly and efficiently.
Academic promotions and job applications are challenging to write. They’re detailed and lengthy … and must tell a compelling narrative in the best possible light that highlights relevant strengths and achievements with honesty and modesty. Your knowledge of what’s needed, ‘love of words’ and eye for detail have provided the expert help I needed to successfully secure my last two academic promotions and job applications. Thank-you, Sarah! — Dr Diane Kalendra, Australian Institute of Business (April 2022)
I have availed the services of Dr Sarah Pearce to edit several journal articles and book chapters. Her meticulous editing and proofreading significantly improved the quality of those papers. She has also edited two successful promotion applications for me. I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to Sarah for providing me with valuable suggestions to improve the content, structure and presentation of these applications. Given her proven professionalism, respectful communication and experience, I would recommend her services for any research papers and job/promotion applications. — Dr Mamun Ala, Australian Institute of Business (July 2022)
Our organisation has engaged Sarah on a number of projects, including copyediting, document drafting and formatting of a 500+ page document prior to publication on a tight schedule. The quality of Sarah’s work was excellent, she responded quickly and communication was easy and efficient. I highly recommend Sarah and will most certainly continue to work with her on future projects — Susie Hughes, International Coalition to End Organ Trafficking in China (February 2021)
Dr Sarah Pearce has edited one of the fictional stories that I have written. Sarah’s editing work has been exemplary, that I could see the story's soul gently emerged with each iteration in the editing process. Sarah edited the language and offered suggestions on the story's structural and narrative side, making a significant difference in the end product. The working process has been seamless, and it took a week or so to complete the work after a few back and forth email communications. I highly recommend Sarah’s editing services for any creative and professional writing — Sumesh Nair (March 2021)
I engaged the services of Sarah to edit my honours thesis as she had come highly recommended with good credentials. Working with Sarah as she edited my thesis was easy as she had a personalised approach to my needs as a client. No question was too silly and she took into account my concerns and made recommendations based on her expert knowledge of what was required to polish my thesis to perfection. I was impressed with Sarah’s attention to detail. I am not sure that I would have achieved the mark that I did had I not had such a professional and accomplished editor to skilfully transform a sound piece of research into a great thesis. I will be engaging Sarah for future pieces of work and recommending her services to anyone I know who seeks a masterful editor who takes the time to really understand her client’s needs — Paula Medway (February 2021)
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