Institute of Professional Editors

Institute of Professional Editors

Fiction editor in Geelong, Victoria

Do you want to:


Send work out to literary agents?

Self-publish a novel or memoir?

Enter a short story competition?

Have a fresh pair of eyes check over and fine-tune your finished manuscript?


If any of these apply to you, then The Script Doctor can help. 


Are you looking for quality fiction and novel editing for your project? The Script Doctor is at your service, based in Geelong, Victoria. Liz will read and suggest edits for literary, women's, thrillers, SF, fantasy, horror, historical, children’s, young adult, and crime fiction. She'll also read non-fiction projects, such as lifestyle, memoir and travel guides. Based in Geelong, Victoria Australia, Liz takes fiction and non-fiction editing clients globally. 




My recent editorial projects include a political thriller, a dystopian novel, a YA adventure, a historical novel, two literary short stories, a Christian self-help guide, a memoir and an erotic romance. I work on the premise that story functions the same way across any number of genres, so whatever a client writes, I can offer the same level of help. I especially enjoy genre fusions, writing which straddles the literary/genre border, and novels which use several different voices to tell a story.


Before booking, please note: I recommend setting aside your newly-finished manuscript for a minimum of three months. This will help you to return to it with fresh eyes, to give it a final edit. Problems you didn't previously notice with characters, plot and sentence structure should be easier to spot after a 'rest' from the script. Ideally, you should’ve had your work critiqued (perhaps in a writing group), or at the very least read by a friend or relative who has offered honest feedback. Edit your manuscript as many times as it takes to ensure it is the best it can possibly be. Then, when you can go no further on your own, you're ready to book The Script Doctor. I can help you to take your work to the next level.


What I do:

I provide two services: Reader's Report, and Line Edit. 


The Reader's Report

Reader's Reports comment on the structure, characters, pace, plot and language of your work. A Reader's Report is a structural overview which assesses the strengths and weaknesses of your project. Areas for improvement are suggested in a detailed report, but the manuscript itself is not altered. 


The Line Edit

If you require corrections to be done on your behalf (grammar, sentence structure, and so on) then you require a Line Edit.


Contact me:

Fill in the Contact Form HERE, then I'll be in touch to discuss the best approach for editing your novel or non-fiction, and to tell you how much it will cost to evaluate or edit. All projects are of different length and require different amounts of input, so every quote is individual.


If you're a writer-in-progress and your work isn't yet finished, but you'd like some editorial input or advice, take a look at The Writing Coach page. The Writing Coach is designed to help with work-in-progress, or to advise on short chunks of your novel or memoir.