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Rebecca Burton Editor + Writer

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I offer editing, copyediting and proofreading services to academics, students, and writers of fiction (including young adult and children’s fiction) and non-fiction. I also provide manuscript assessment services.

I can help you prepare your manuscript to meet the required industry standard in your specialist field … or I can help you with the nitty-gritty aspects of your writing (such as grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence flow).

How I work

I am flexible, collaborative and affordable.

  • I am happy to work on manuscripts of varying length.
  • I see editing as a two-way process between you (the client and/or author) and me (the editor). I will stay in regular contact with you throughout the editing process.
  • I tailor the rates I charge depending on the level of editing you require, the audience you are writing for and the turnaround time you request.

My background

Clients of my freelance service have included PhD students, writers, a justice of the Supreme Court and a start-up dotcom publisher of works of fiction.

I was also the (in-house) Senior Editor for the University of Adelaide Press, where I edited scholarly, peer-reviewed, open-access manuscripts across a wide range of disciplines and citation styles.

In addition, I am a published writer of two young adult novels.

You can see more examples of the works I’ve edited, the services I provide and the books I’ve written at:


Bachelor of Arts (University of Adelaide)
CELTA certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, British Council, Cairo


I am a Professional Member of the Institute of Professional Editors Ltd (IPEd).


My clients have described me as ‘knowledgeable’, ‘tactful’ and ‘meticulous’.

‘[Y]our editor Rebecca was one of the best I had encountered: sensitive to the text, thorough, intelligent.’
Law academic

‘Thank you for your meticulous work on [my] MS.’
Architecture academic

‘Thank you for teaching me so much over this time.’
Postgraduate history student

Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to find out more about my services or if you’d like a quote for your manuscript.

You can reach me at or, alternatively, through the contact page on my website at

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