- Master’s in Writing, Editing, and Publishing (UQ)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education (UQ)
- Full member of the Society of Editors (Qld)
- Member of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd), Australia
I can help you to create top-quality documents:
- Academic articles and theses
- Fiction and non-fiction manuscripts and feature articles
- Tables of contents and indexes
- Bibliographies and reference lists
- Family histories and personal memoir
- Adobe InDesign documents
Checking that your thesis or journal article adheres to your style guide, and checking your grammar, punctuation, expression, and citation list for errors and inconsistencies.
Checking your document for errors and inconsistencies in spelling, grammar, expression, and punctuation, and for repetitions and omissions.
Checking your document’s big-picture organisation, logical progression, and the effectiveness of its component parts.
Creating newsletters, reports, articles, flyers, and brochures, and helping you write your story.
Reporting on your manuscript’s organisation and style so that you can hone it for submission.
Guiding you in writing, in grammar, and in public speaking and seminar presentations, by face-to-face sessions in Brisbane, Queensland, or via Skype.
Examining the text and the formatting of your final proofs for errors before printing.
PUBLISHING AND PRINTING
Organising the publishing and supervising the printing of your brochures, memoir, or other documents.
“As an international student from a non-English-speaking country, I really needed an editor who could help me not only checking the grammar and punctuation, but also with the logic and clarity of the draft of my PhD thesis. Ms Butler did a wonderful job, she read my thesis very carefully and critically, highlighted grammatical and organizational errors, gave annotations and suggestions on every page. This improved my thesis substantially. Besides, the effective communication and courteous service also impressed me. I will recommend Maureen Butler Wordcraft to my friends and colleagues.”
“Maureen Butler took on a large and potentially gruelling task, updating the extensive Style Guide for the Association of Art Editors (www.artedit.org)—of which I’m president—and made a splendidly fine-toothed job of it. Applying herself patiently and tenaciously, she penetrated every crevice of detail, revised large portions of it, and over the course of several months made it into a more efficient—and more useful and correct—document than it already was. I would recommend Maureen to anyone with a bristly editorial project requiring an intelligent, probing eye and a steady hand: you can rely on her.”