Nicola O’Shea is a fiction editor with 20+ years of experience.

Are you a writer looking for help to prepare your manuscript for submission to publishers?

Or an indie author who wants to create a professional self-published book?

Working with an experienced editor like Nicola will help you identify and fix structural problems in your manuscript, and bring you closer to your goal of publication.

Note: I am fully booked at present. I’d suggest searching for an experienced editor on the Freelance Editors’ Network, or in IPEd’s directory of editors. Good luck with your project.

Structural Editing
Structural Editing

I offer structural edits of adult and YA fiction, and memoir. Working with an experienced structural editor will bring you closer to your ultimate goal – whether that’s to get your manuscript ready to submit to publishers; or to publish as an indie author.  

Testimonials
Testimonials

“Any author who gets to work with Nicola O’Shea is in one of the best pairs of hands in publishing” – Cate Paterson, Publishing Director, Pan Macmillan Australia

“Working with Nicola was a crash course in novel writing. I took her detailed structural edit in hand and reworked, filled out, cut, layered, fell in love with my characters and found magic.” DM Cameron, Beneath the Mother Tree

Online Course
Online Course

My online course, Structural Editing for Editors, runs twice a year and is for editors who want to expand their skills to edit fiction. 

“This course was the best and best-value short course I have ever done, and I recommend it to any editor who wishes to improve their structural editing skills.” – Louise Zedda-Sampson, Novel Solutions

About Nicola
About Nicola

I’ve been working as a book editor since the mid-1990s, and freelancing since 2004. My clients include authors seeking editorial advice before sending their manuscript to a literary agent or publisher; authors who choose to self-publish; and Australian publishing houses.

To talk to me about your project, please email me: nicola[at]nicolaoshea.com

If you’re interested in editorial training, please visit my Structural Editing for Editors page.

And here are some of the books I’ve edited.