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Words matter. Write yours. Then use editonline.

Dr Sarah Farrant, DC, won a non-fiction award for The Vital Truth. Rachael Bermingham & Kim McCosker added to their resources that are taking the world by storm with 4 Ingredients Gluten Free.Rachael Bermingham also hired editonline for How to write a book & make it a BESTSELLER!

Cyril Peupion, author of Work Smarter: Live Bettersaw his title reach Dymock's Top Ten Business Books in Australia as well as making it to Amazon's top 100 within a short time of publication.

Jason Stevens, former NRL player, worked with editonline for his Stand Tall, and the NRL immediately ordered a copy for every one of their junior rugby league players.

Annemarie DeSeriere's Will to Wonder and Cyril Peupion's Work Smarter: Live Better are both on their second print runs, just months after publication.

Contact me for:

  • Ghost writing;
  • Research;
  • Substantive edit: check that structure, content, language and style are appropriate for your document or manuscript;
  • Copy edit: ensure the content is consistent, both visually and textually; verify facts where required;
  • Verification edit: making sure that all components of your document are included in the proper order, that the agreed style has been followed, that spelling or punctuation errors are corrected and that the document is ready for publication;
  • Liaison with designer, printer and distributor.
  • Press releases - write, distribute and follow up for maximum impact.

If you'd like a quote, send a sample of your work + a word count to [email protected].


Besides working with people to communicate fabulous ideas? Sailing in our backyard - the iconic Whitsunday Islands - getting my head around the eclectic, sometimes mad, history of humanity, and trying not to eat too much chocolate.


To learn from every client I work with, and do whatever I can to help bring their ideas to their audience in the richest format.


Cyril Peupion

"Jo was a great help in editing my book Work Smarter Live Better which has since been rated in the top 10 business books in Australia. Thanks Jo for your help and great work."

Sarah Farrant

"When I was first looking for an editor a friend where I lived mentioned Jo McKee from I contacted her immediately and was struck by her deep understanding of editing, the importance of keeping the author's voice and her extraordinary reliability and punctuality.

Jo taught me so much about the world of writing and when the going got tough (as it does!) she placed a different hat on her head which was one of encouragement and recognition of what was already accomplished. She was a beacon of light in what sometimes feels like a very dark tunnel.

Thanks to Jo my book The Vital Truth went on to become an award winning and global selling book. If you are looking to work with an editor then you won't come across a more dedicated person than Jo McKee. Your book, articles or reports will be complete if you choose Jo ... she wouldn't have it any other way!"

Deborah M. Dubree

"Jo is professional, easy to work with and also offered some extremely useful suggestions during the editing of the over 200 pages of HOWL! She did more than edit ... she cared about my message and the experience the reader would have when reading my book. I highly recommend Jo and her editing services!"

Jo Kadlecek

"As a professional writer and author, I am often looking for colleagues in the publishing industry I can trust because of their commitment to excellent, knowledge of language and respect for storytelling. Jo McKee is such a person. Her skills as an editor, her insights as a writer and her enthusiasm for both have been helpful and encouraging as I've worked on particular book projects.

Jo's sense of humor and high standards of professionalism also make her a pleasure to work with. Consequently, I have no doubt her services would be invaluable for your organization and for any client who seeks her editing and writing help."

Kevin Evans

"Jo McKee has proofed many items, including a book, for me. I would recommend her to anyone who requires proofing or journalistic work.

Jo is extremely reliable and has a wonderful attitude. Jo has always been well and truly on time with any job that I have asked her to look at."

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Work experience

Jun 2005Present

Freelance Editor, Writer and PR chick



May 2004Jun 2004

Diploma of Professional Writing

Australian College of Journalism


Follow-up is essential. I not only have the contacts; I build productive relationships with the right outlets for each client.
Press release
Creation and/or distribution or press releases. Press releases produced within one business day; distribution either to a set level or ongoing as required by the client. Reporting at regular intervals.
Project management
Liaise with designers, printers and distributors; ensure work is delivered correctly and on time.
Check all elements of the document are included and in the proper order (including endnotes, bibliography and cover text), all amendments have been inserted, the house or other set style has been followed, any spelling and/or punctuation errors have been corrected, that the format and layout are consistent, and that the document is ready to be printed.
Verification editing
Verify facts and sources when required and as far as possible.
Copy editing
Confirm that the content is consistent (both textually and visually) and checks language and style to confirm that the meaning is clear.
Substantive editing
Ensure structure, content, language and style of the document is appropriate to its intended function and readership.