a sacred co creation.

book editing and publishing  

Your book begins here . . .

Working alongside a great publisher and editor is a magnificent journey that gives you a perspective on your work that will change you, your writing, and how you think about writing. If you’re serious about your craft and you want to produce the highest quality work you can, you’re in the right place.

Every successful author needs an experienced editor, publisher, and conduit into the literary world.

Welcome.

I aim to make beautiful books that inspire readers and enrich communities by expanding the definition of what literature is and what it can do. My work has helped many international and award-winning bestselling authors. 

Work with me

Work with me

 

As your editor, I check that you’ve communicated what you want to say exactly as you intended to say it. Whether you want to self-publish or go straight to a publisher, like the kind press, you must present a manuscript that showcases your work in the brightest light. I’ve designed my services to benefit writers at every stage of their project. I will recommend the edit that’s right for you. Your book will go through developmental editing, copyediting and proofreading, a powerful combination to fully prepare it for publishing.

We’ll start with developmental editing which looks at your whole book on the most zoomed-out end. Next, every sentence of your book will be edited. The final stage is proofreading. I look at the manuscript on a word-by-word level and every punctuation mark to remove any final errors. Track changes in Word are used so you can clearly see the changes and accept, reject, or revise them.

It is an honour when an author entrusts me with her book. When I send the finished product back, I can ensure you will be delighted with how it has grown while in my care. Working with me is like having your very own personal publisher and editor-on-call. With qualifications in publishing and editing and a flawless mastery of the English language, I know how to bring refinement to any book. When we work together, you will feel the surges of your new author life humming into play.

The Process

The process

Hello Writer! Where guidance is leading you

We begin with an initial assessment of your manuscript. We’ll talk through your piece of writing, what it’s about, who it’s for, and how you’re going to publish it.

Preparing for our journey

Once we’ve discussed your project and understand your publishing plan, we’ll set solid foundations by creating a timeline. I’ll send you a proposal, and my standard terms & conditions. 

The adventure begins

The first review. Manuscript arrives in my inbox (or via Dropbox). I ensure your writing style is prevalent from the beginning to end. The aim is to smooth your writing. I’ll work my editing magic and send you a polished first draft for review (with editorial mark-up’s and comments). If needed, I make suggestions for improvements to your bravura. 

We have arrived

It’s time for your very first glimpse! Here is your opportunity to make revisions after the edited copy is returned. With your feedback, we’ll finalise the manuscript, til we both agree it’s perfect. I’ll proofread and ensure you’re equipped with the right files to publish your book. It’s time to get excited! 

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Personalised publishing plan.

This is a space where writers bloom

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I’ll be there for you every step of the way, offering editorial guidance. You won’t be left alone to flounder through this new literary world. I want you to write the best book you can, and will give you the tools and support you need to do it. I offer more than just editing, I’m your publishing guide! In my care, you will arrive quickly to the day you hold your book. Our collaboration will be as unique as your manuscript.

Natasha brings her whole self to her work.

Working with Natasha in the editing and publication of my first book has been full of ease, grace and so much joy. She has held me in a way I could never have expected. Far from being a transactional process, Natasha walked me through the editing process with a strong guiding hand, that came from an innate wisdom of what both my book and I needed, as well as her professionalism and expertise in the literary field. I am forever grateful for Natasha’s commitment to refining the message within my book, yet more importantly, for her unyielding support and guidance as I birth my first book into the world.

– Bernadette O’Connor, international bestselling author of Let’s Go Home and Beneath The Veil

Without Natasha, it’s highly likely that my book would still be sloshing around in the archives of my mind.

She kept me focussed, supported, guided and accountable all whilst giving me the freedom and space to do it my way. Natasha makes the impossible, possible, the unthinkable achievable and I wouldn’t be published without her. I will forever be grateful to her soulful way of seeing in me what I’d always hoped was there.

– Katie Dean, bestselling author of Becoming Brave

Without Natasha, it’s highly likely that my book would still be sloshing around in the archives of my mind.

She kept me focussed, supported, guided and accountable all whilst giving me the freedom and space to do it my way. Natasha makes the impossible, possible, the unthinkable achievable and I wouldn’t be published without her. I will forever be grateful to her soulful way of seeing in me what I’d always hoped was there.

– Katie Dean, bestselling author of Becoming Brave

From day one of working with Natasha, I felt encouraged, nurtured and supported.

I met Natasha at a challenging time on my writer’s journey. Within a few weeks, she had gathered my writing and developed it into the book I had visualised for the past 10 years. It was a turning point for me, that moment when I realised that yes, finally I am a writer. I cannot recommend Natasha highly enough. She is so much more than an editor/writer/coach, she is the leader that every writer needs on their journey.
Natasha has exceeded my expectation of the work of an editor. Natasha offers a haven of security, support and constant encouragement that my story matters. Her gift is in caring about a story.

– Beryl Crosher-Segers, bestselling international author of A Darker Shade of Pale: a memoir of apartheid South Africa

SERVICES

Natasha’s official bio

Natasha founded the kind press in 2019 with the goal of advocating for authors in publishing. Through her experience as an editor, she’s had the privilege of editing hundreds of books—including numerous bestsellers—that reflect her passion of collaborating with writers to turn their book visions into printed reality. Building on her experience as a writing mentor, acquiring editor and book editor, she is seen as a professional nurturing a national community of writers. Natasha consults to a broad range of clients who are looking to build their author platforms, better understand the complicated world of publishing, and get published. She’s always looking for authors with underrepresented voices and diverse perspectives that will expand our thinking in the categories of self-help, wellness, social justice, spirituality, narrative nonfiction and select illustrated titles.

Natasha is an active member of the Small Press Network, the Australian Publishing Association and the Australian Book Industry Awards.

Publishing

I launched the kind press to be an innovative publishing platform and collaborative way to publish for authors looking for a solution between traditional and self-publishing. I’ve sourced the best designers, typesetters, proofreaders, copywriters, book publicists, and publishing professionals in the industry to give authors a traditional house experience, while allowing you to retain full ownership of your project. With our publishing team, you could be a published author in a matter of months.

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