Editing and coaching for business writers

If you’ve written it, I can polish it.

If you need help writing it, I can coach you.

If you don’t have time to write it, let me do the heavy lifting.


I work on all sorts of publications including:

  • business books
  • annual reports
  • websites
  • reports, policy and strategy documents
  • discussion papers
  • blog posts
  • marketing material

Here’s a little more detail for a few of those:

Business books

If you’re writing a business book you’ll probably already know that it’s HARD. How do you transform that marvellous matrix of knowledge in your head to a linear structure on the page?

I can help with that.

I’ve helped many business consultants get their books over the line. (You can look at some examples here, here and here.)

The process varies from person to person, depending on how far you’re into your book and how much time you have to work on it. If you’re tight on time I can be very hands-on, restructuring and reworking as needed; if you have time to work on it yourself I can coach you through it, then edit your final draft.


I can refresh web copy that’s become tired and unwieldy or help you start from scratch. Here are a couple of sites I’ve worked on recently:

The Australian Childhood Trauma Group
Live Performance Australia

Reports, policy and strategy documents, discussion papers

My years of local government experience come in handy here. I know that behind the glossy document there may have been multiple authors working to a tight timeline. The key to editing these documents is making sure they have a consistent voice and message. I’ve worked on a range of these as writer and editor. Here’s a sample of one I have written:

Let’s talk about how I can help you get your project over the line.

Contact Lu



Lu worked with me on my book Smart Parenting from first draft to publication. Her keen eye for structure, her word magic and her wit made it an unforgettable experience. I’m forever grateful for her support. Can’t wait to work with her on my next book.

Dina Cooper

Dina Cooper

We were really impressed with Lu’s work! Lu took a document that was the product of a few people’s co-writing, which did not have an executive summary, a clear flow or a punchy wrap up, and turned it in to a well bookended piece that took you through the story in a succinct and well structured way.

Helaine Stanley

Director, 226 Strategic

I found Lu’s partnership invaluable in developing an information and marketing package for our potential clients. She has a rare ability to grasp complex concepts very quickly.  As a result she is able to  simplify, shape and develop supporting materials on any topic for any audience, and within a short timeframe.

Ami Cook

Chief Design Officer, MindNavig8or Pty Ltd

Lu edited a long and complex strategy. She was quick and very reasonably priced and managed to greatly improve the final project by picking up many inconsistencies we had missed as well as obvious errors.

She was very flexible and easy to work for, it makes all the difference having a professional editor and I would definitely recommend Lu.

Helen Jennings

Director, Wayfarer Consulting

Lu’s structural edit of my book, Rewiring Pain, made sure my ideas come were presented in an engaging and entertaining way. She understood the needs of my target audience and found clever ways to make an easy read of my book on the heavy topic of neuroplasticity. I also asked Lu to typeset my book, and it looks great.

Dr Lisa Chaffey

Dr Lisa Chaffey