I established Novel Solutions after completing a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing in 2015. By the time I'd finished my diploma, I'd been working with a small press editing speculative fiction for almost a year. In this short time, I have edited many novels, books, diaries and cards either at a copy edit level, structurally, or have proofread, and have worked with both new and experienced authors. I also freelance for small presses and assisted self-publishing organisations and work on fiction and non-fiction projects.
Fiction editing projects have included novels and short stories in the genres of general fiction, sci fi, fantasy, paranormal and horror for adult, middle-grade and young adult readers. Non-fiction editing projects have included advertisements, self-help books and cards, autobiographies, marketing materials and student essays. I can also help you create a knock-out blurb that will grab a reader’s interest.
My written work ranges from academic writing to real estate copy, and includes several short works of fiction and book reviews. Samples of my writing can be seen in my portfolio.
I have edited work for new and award-winning authors and have received a highly commended award for one of my own stories.
- Louise Zedda-Sampson
Qualifications, training and participation at industry-specific events
Staying aware of industry trends is important in any industry and I maintain my professional development by attending short courses, conferences and either writing- or editing-related events in Victoria or interstate.
2015 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing, Melbourne Polytechnic
2019 Continuum & Natcon (Melbourne)
2018 Genrecon (Brisbane)
2018 Continuum (Melbourne)
2018 Fiction editing workshop with Louise Thurtell, Editors South Australia
2017 Writing a non-boring family history, Hazel Edwards
2017 Structural editing for fiction, Nicola O’Shea
2017 Self-publishing: all you need to know, Euan Mitchell
2017 English Grammar and Style, edX, Write 101x, University of Queensland
2016 Mentors' workshop, IPEd
2016 IPEd Mentorship Program with accredited editor, Wendy Monaghan, IPEd
2016 Introduction to structural editing, Susan Keogh, Editors Victoria
2015 Writers' retreat Beechworth, workshop with Geoff Brown, Cohesion Press
2014 Writers' retreat Aradale, workshops with Kaaron Warren, Cohesion Press