Jade and The Deva – Book One: Hidden Wings

Project description: Developmental editor (with substantial rewriting) and writing coach on this wonderful YA Fantasy Fiction (1st in a trilogy).

This is one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure of working on. A story for all generations; for now and the future.

Out Now: http://www.jadeandthedeva.com

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How To Have It All by Christina Guidotti

Project description: Substantive edit on this insightful, reflective self-help book

OH FLORENCE by Pat Walker

Project Description: Editor

Early Australian Nursing- a memoir

With its title as a dedication to Florence Nightingale who was committed to the care of wounded army personnel during the Crimean War in the 1850s, and who was an inspirational figure to the author, Oh Florence enlightens the reader as to what was required in trauma nursing care before the development of the sophisticated drugs and surgical methods available in modern times. In a world without plastic and very little by way of synthetic material, the methodical recycling of linen, glass, and rubber was taught religiously. The achievements of the medical profession were remarkable under those conditions and these practices could go a long way in teaching our current society about reusing, recycling, and making the absolute best of what is available.

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For more information, please refer to the Early Australian Nursing website.

Can’t Walk, Can Fly by Dale Elliott

Can't Walk, Can Fly by Dale Elliott

Can't Walk, Can Fly by Dale ElliottProject Description: Completed a Substantive Edit on this inspirational autobiography.

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http://www.cantwalkcanfly.com

Book Description (from website):

Dale is Australia’s first and only paraplegic skydiver and was the second person in the world to skydive solo as a paraplegic. He is planning to be the first paraplegic in the world to skydive in a wingsuit. This book, ‘Can’t Walk, Can Fly’  is Dale’s story about how he adapted to his new situation, believed in his ability to succeed and achieved things he never thought possible.

Loss of His Own Identity by Cerian Griffiths

Loss of His Own Identity

Loss of His Own IdentityProject description: Five page Film As Text Essay, Screen Education Magazine, Issue 62, Winter 2011

Essay Extract: Loss of his own identity is What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

For most young people, the move into adulthood isn’t always easy. The difficulty often lies in letting go of childhood. Childhood generally represents freedom from responsibility, long summer days, no pressure, food provided and washing done. Then high school begins, education escalates, and teenagers experience the pressures of exams and drive to succeed. There may be summer jobs, perhaps university, or straight into the work force.

At some point, a young person is usually faced with the decision of leaving the family home and providing for themselves, taking full responsibility for their choices. Sometimes they may work for a few years, then go travelling, see the world, before focusing on a career. More often than not, when someone reaches adulthood, at least to a certain degree, they are free to decide for themselves which path their life will traverse.

Imagine then, believing you have no freedom to influence the direction your life is taking, no ability to choose for yourself, to walk away from the family home and responsibility, that you are completely powerless to alter your own path. Such is the situation the title character finds himself in, in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (Lasse Hallström, 1993).

Please refer to Screen Education Magazine for the complete essay.

Sky of Red Poppies by Zohreh Ghahremani

Sky of Red Poppies
Project description: Completed a mid-level copy edit on this terrific novel.

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Sky of Red Poppies begins with a casual friendship between two schoolgirls coming of age in a politically divided 1960’s Iran under rule of the Shah. Roya, the daughter of a prominent family, is envious of the fierce independence of her religious classmate Shireen. But Shireen has secrets of her own. Together, Roya and Shireen contend with becoming the women they want to be, and in doing so, make decisions that will cause their tragic undoing. In the unraveling of family secrets, Roya begins to question how she was raised and how to become the person she wishes to be. Set against the backdrop of a nation forced to mute its profound identity, Sky of Red Poppies is a novel about culture, politics and the redeeming power of friendships.

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