Oz-Edit Proofreading Services, Gold Coast will edit your novel, short story  or academic essay to meet the highest standard of English expression and readability.  We specialise in helping aspiring writers who want to self-publish but need good, professional manuscript editing on a tight budget, whether in Brisbane, anywhere in Australia ... or indeed, world-wide. Our manuscript editing services are only an email away.

Cheap Editing

As well,  Oz-Edit Proofreading Services will give you the best possible manuscript proofreading rates - we know students and prospective authors don't have money to throw around on manuscript editing and proofreading services!

We offer professional manuscript editing and proofreading services at affordable editing fees on a word count basis. No job too small. We are a small home-based manuscript editing service which means we can offer cheap editing - from 60 cents per 100 words - but be assured the work quality isn't cheap.  We are experienced  professionals. Please inspect our page of references from happy clients.  Click on our editing fees page and be astounded at our cheap editing rates to suit even the beginning writer's budget.

 Academic Undergraduate Editing

 No important essay should go to the marker without thorough academic editing. Perfect presentation will lift marks. At the cheap editing rates we set - $35AUD for up to 2000 words and $1.50 per 100 words thereafter - students who want to succeed would be crazy to ignore our academic editing offer to polish their valuable work. We do more than check spelling: we advise on content, organisation and expression.



 The Oz-Edit Team

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons - editing services







Julie has a Bachelor of Arts (Double Major - English Lit.) from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, and a Dip. Librarianship from the Australian Library and Information Association.  She demonstrated her strength in academic writing by winning the Steele Rudd Memorial Prize for the year's best essay on Australian literature -1993.

In her thirty-five years as a library manager, Julie's chief love was always readers' advisory work.  She knows a good book when she sees one!  

Julie has spent many hours assisting UQ overseas students to meet the demands of writing tertiary essays in their second language.  English editing and English proofreading are her specialty areas in academic editing.

She is also a very proficient book editor, who applies a book-lover's eye to manuscripts.  When Julie edits, unnecessary phrases fall away, leaving crisp, unambiguous prose. She offers excellent manuscript proofreading  services to Brisbane writers.


Jim graduated Bachelor of Arts (majors - English Lit., German Lit.) and Dip. Ed. (Secondary English) from the University of New England, Armidale, NSW.

He worked, until his recent retirement, as Head Teacher - Access Education in the NSW Dept of Technical and Further Education.  

He regularly taught Communication Studies to business and trade students and conducted workplace training and assessment  for industry. 

Nevertheless, it was his Creative Writing, English, and ESOL classes that gave him the greatest satisfaction.  

For many years, Jim has undertaken academic editing, specialising in assistance to overseas students studying in Brisbane and Armidale, Australia.  He also is involved in manuscript editing for local Brisbane authors. 

Jim's chief interest is creative writing.  He is a published poet, short story writer and novelist.  His first novel 'Beetle Creek' has been well received.

He is principal of the very successful 'My Novel' Writing Course, which offers a 20 module pay-as-you-go correspondence course delivered by email. His writer mentoring service is also popular.


Julie Parsons

Julie Parsons proofreading services