Master of Arts in Professional Writing; highly experienced editor and writer. Offering an array of writing and editing services.
MA, University of Technology, Sydney. PgDip in Acting (Welsh College of Music & Drama), Diploma in Photography.
Award winning writer (screenwriter, Moondance), and ranked highly amongst numerous prestigious literary awards, including the Fish Short Story Prize, UK, 2013 (longlisted from 1600 entries), Real Writers Short Story Awards, UK (shortlisted from 4000 entries), British Short Screenplay Competition (second round finalist), and many more.
Specialties; Ghost writer, Fantasy, Memoir, Fiction, Novels, Non-Fiction, Editing (developmental, substantial, and lighter), Proofreading, Manuscript assessment & development. Editorial advice & mentoring. Articles, Crime Fiction, Screenplays, Memoirs/Biographies, Children's stories, Poetry, Research, Web Content.
Awards include Short Screenplay Award at Moondance International Film Festival in USA.
Recent publications and contracts include; ghost writing of many novels and memoirs, Substantive editing of many fiction and non-fiction books, screenplay editing, poetry, proofreading of documents, persuasive letter writing, web content (wine, dogs, cars, real estate, marketing, pizzas... you name it), press releases, speeches, and more.
When it comes to writing, I am a Jill of all trades. I have meticulous English and grammar and my fields cover all kinds of writing, editing and proofreading from creative, to factual, to ghost writing.
I can offer services in article writing, fiction writing, script and screenplay writing, memoir/biography, ghost writing, and pretty much any other kind of writing – either factual or fiction, professional or creative.
During my Master of Arts, I became well known for my excellent critical feedback on other manuscripts, and was sought by fellow students for proofreading, editing, and assessment. I enjoy this work and have built on this through professional engagements. I can offer extensive assessment of your manuscript, including excellent advice on revisions and alterations.
I am no stranger to deadlines, and I can offer fast turn around with strong attention to detail and grammatical correctness.
I am fully proficient with the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines, Oxford, APA, AP, Harvard, and am entirely familiar with the nuances between American and UK/Aus English.
"Cerian is absolutely phenomenal in her field. I have used professors from my University (USC) and her work goes far beyond that. Just as all the other reviews said, she is so so careful when it comes to detail. She worked right alongside helping me and guiding me on a research I was doing. The amount she charges doesn't even come close to her worth. Whatever the work may be, you might be able to stand out and shine, but she will make your work dazzle- the best. I can't wait to work with her again and see what other amazing things she can do in my writing. :)" Alexis Hay, May 2011
"I hadn't been planning to hire an editor to read my book, and had little time or money to commit for it. I asked for a "top level" review -- what works, what doesn't work, where can I cut, what do I need to add, etc. Cerian read the description of what I wanted, we discussed it, and she sent me a report of that type that she had written for someone else, which made clear she understood what I needed. She was also sensitive to my compressed time frame. Her final report definitely showed that she "got" it. I have already hired her a second time, this time to proofread the manuscript, and have referred one of my writer friends to her, without reservation. She is not only excellent at what she does, but cares about the work, itself, and the person behind it. A real gem; I feel lucky to have found her." Bryna Kranzler, The Accidental Anarchist, April 2010
"During the construction of our press releases, CerianG was communicative and informative. We had a very broad (read none really) brief on what we wanted. Suggestions were made on the authors part, which we happily accepted, with the result being a fantastic set of press releases that superbly reflect our product and company with a super-fast turnaround time. Highly recommended and we will definitely use again." Salena Knight, flower child, March 2010
"Cerian did an absolutely marvelous job editing my memoirs. Not only did Cerian edit out the extraneous text, she improved the flow of the narratives, eliminated my abuse of passive-voice and turned my original into a more "professional' document. She made the manuscript more readable while always remaining faithful to my voice. She is extremely easy to work with, organized, intelligent, responsive and punctual. She took the time to understand me and the 'background" to my story. I recommend her wholeheartedly - even though we are continents apart, I feel that we got to know each other. Contact me if you need more. Thank you, Cerian!"
Jack Keogh, International Management Consultant and author, March 2010.
"Cerian has edited several of my PhD papers, in the IT field, and will be doing a substantial edit of my final thesis. Her use of the English language and grammar is impeccable, and she is conscientious and meticulous. She has always worked to deadline, often providing the work earlier than quoted. She is also friendly, intelligent and very nice to work with. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
John Brondum, Master Certified IT Architect, and PhD student with NICTA. January, 2010
"Thank you very much for helping me out with some writing that I wouldn't have been able to do myself. I'm sure my Father also loved the letters and poem."
(This job was writing personal poetry and private correspondence) February, 2010
"I contacted Cerian to write a substantial number of reviews for web content which required extensive knowledge of locations in Australia.
Her work was of an excellent standard and was completed in a timely fashion.
She was meticulous, concise and I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again, or recommend her for other writing contracts."
Jason Spencer, CEO StreetAdvisor.com
Society Of British Fight Directors
Certificate in Stage Fighting
University of Technology, Sydney
Master of Arts in Professional Writing
2001 - 2003
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Post Graduate Diploma in Acting
1993 - 1994
Australian College of Freelance Photography
Diploma of Freelance Photography
1993 - 1993