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Kerry Davies

Kerry Davies Publishing Services

Toowong 4066
Tel: 07 3371 2701 or 0423 496 896
Email: k.davies1@optusnet.com.au


Full time


More than 35 years in publishing and communications. Educational and trade publishing; government, corporate and private clients. Manager, Magabala Books 1990-95; Senior Communications Officer, Qld Dept of Premier and Cabinet 1995-96; Senior Editor, Focus Publishing 2002-04. Freelance the rest, major publishers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Computing capabilities

Advanced skills in MS Word and Excel. Moderate skills in Quark, InDesign. Experienced onscreen editor.


IPEd Accreditation (AE) 2011; Certificate in Small Business Management, BEC, Sydney 1997; Bachelor of Business - Communication, QIT (now QUT) 1976.

Special skills

Liaison with designers and publishers; style guides and manuals; text formatting and templates; writing, rewriting and ghost writing; budgeting and scheduling; thorough generalist editor, all subject areas. Training presentations in business skills for editors, basic grammar and writing skills, self-editing.

Freelance services offered

  • Copyediting
  • Journalism
  • Manuscript assessment
  • PR and promotions
  • Project analysis
  • Project management and/or production supervision
  • Proofreading
  • Research
  • Structural editing
  • Training
  • Writing

Freelance product types

  • Annual and business reports
  • Books, fiction
  • Books, non-fiction
  • Journals
  • Magazines, newsletters
  • Manuals
  • Marketing and promotional material
  • Online and multi-media materials
  • Poetry
  • Reference and guidebooks
  • Short stories
  • Technical reports
  • Tenders
  • Theses and academic reports
  • Websites

Freelance specialist areas

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Children's books
  • Computer skills
  • Educational books: Primary
  • Educational books: Secondary
  • Educational books: Tertiary and above
  • Environment
  • Family and local history
  • Health
  • History
  • Indigenous history and culture
  • Media
  • Sciences
  • Technical material
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • Travel