About me

I am an editor and writer based in South Australia, where I live within walking distance of the sea.

As a writer, I have had two award-winning novels for young adults published. Leaving Jetty Road was published by HarperCollins Australia in 2004, and by Knopf in the USA in 2005. It’s currently available as an ebook through Penguin Random House. Beyond Evie was published by HarperCollins Australia in 2010, and was translated into German and published by Oetinger Taschenbuch under the title Beautiful World in 2011. It is not currently in print.

Both of my books were named as Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Leaving Jetty Road also won a Varuna Award for Manuscript Development.

I am represented by Jane Novak, Literary Agent (jane@janenovak.com).

My editing career includes working as a freelance proofreader for a justice of the Supreme Court, as an in-house fiction editor of a start-up dotcom publisher, and several years as the Senior Editor for the University of Adelaide Press, where I edited scholarly, peer-reviewed, open-access manuscripts across a wide range of disciplines and citation styles. Currently, I work as a freelance editor. I am a Professional Member of the Institute of Professional Editors Ltd (IPEd).

To find out more about my writing and editing life, or to enquire about my editing, writing and manuscript assessment services, please feel free to visit and browse my website, www.rebeccaburtoneditor.com.