Thank you for your work. Your feedback is comprehensive and constructive and will help to make this chapter book manuscript the best it can be.

Author of children’s chapter book manuscript

In engaging an editor for my ‘fact-based fiction’ novel, I was looking for someone who could critically examine my manuscript and provide valuable feedback. Brenda Gurr from Correct Change Writing and Editing surpassed all my expectations. Brenda professionally edited my book and made thought-provoking changes, comments and suggestions. Brenda also provided an insightful report that led me to rethink aspects of my book, which led to marked improvements. It was a pleasure to work with Brenda and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

​FM Cipriano
FMC Press

I feel very relieved that I came across Brenda Gurr from Correct Change Writing and Editing in my search for a children’s book editor. I had approached a few others but Brenda was quite clearly the most direct and responsive.

Brenda assisted me with editing my children’s books. Both books have now been published and released. What I appreciated most about working with Brenda was the simplicity of her reporting, her reachability and prior experience in children’s writing.

I found the experience of working with Brenda extremely beneficial and really effortless. Responses were always very timely and concise.

Undoubtedly Correct Change Writing and Editing will be my ‘go to’ editor for any other projects I undertake. It is very reassuring to know I now have an editor I can trust and work well with in future. Highly recommended.

Karol Pavlickovski
AP Pressing Pty Ltd

Brenda has provided excellent editing services to our small publishing company. Her editing is concise and clever. Her guidance and constructive criticism have proved invaluable in perfecting our children’s picture books.

Brenda is easy to work with and reliable; we enjoyed working with her so much we chose her to join our team as Editor at Red Paper Kite Publishing.

Sandra van Doorn
Founder & Publisher
Red Paper Kite Publishing

Brenda has just copyedited my first picture book manuscript and I’m so grateful I found her. I wanted my copyeditor to really know and understand picture books and Brenda is a total expert. The copyedit she did added so much value to my manuscript and was technically very thorough. She has really helped to take my manuscript to the next level. Her industry knowledge was insightful, helping me to make my manuscript more appealing to the current climate of the Australian picture book publishing scene. As a writer, I think it’s essential to find talented people to help you achieve your goals and I’m so happy that I now know a talented copyeditor.

Melissa Christie

It has been fantastic working with Brenda to edit our children’s picture book. Brenda provided timely and valuable comments and suggestions, which helped make the story flow well and complement the illustrations beautifully. At each stage of the process, Brenda was friendly, timely and efficient in her feedback. Her creativity in helping with the right book title was brilliant.

I would highly recommend Correct Change Writing and Editing.

Nic Cooper
Market Development Manager UK/Europe
Visit Victoria

I thoroughly recommend Brenda Gurr’s Correct Change manuscript assessment service. Brenda was punctual with communication and delivered the assessment in a timely manner. Her feedback on my picture book manuscript was thoughtful, insightful and comprehensive. Her detailed suggestions were in keeping with the essence and tone of the manuscript, and pushed me to consider subtle tweaks to language use, which significantly enhanced the work. Her advice on presentation, plot and character development and marketability was also invaluable. The experience has not only strengthened the manuscript but has given me tools to work with in my future writing endeavours.

Heather Cummins

Brenda listens to her clients’ briefs and gives encouraging suggestions and ideas to help boost the storyline along. She provided a very efficient and professional editing service. I would highly recommend her services.

Charlene McIver

I would highly recommend using Brenda for editing services. I found her to be professional and reliable, and her communication was excellent. She is upfront with her recommendation of services and her fees, and provides work turnaround times to which she was always on time or ahead of schedule. Her feedback was always diplomatic, useful and comprehensive. I very much enjoyed the process of working with Brenda and found her input to be enormously valuable.

Lyndall Goff
Children’s author

I found Brenda to be very professional, easy to work with and very helpful with my manuscript. Definitely recommend her services!

Christina Anestopoulos

I first met Brenda at the CYA 2021 conference for a manuscript assessment. I was very impressed by her encouraging and constructive feedback on my children’s picture book manuscript. When it came to finding an editor before publishing my book, I knew exactly whom I wanted to choose. I contacted Brenda right away!

Brenda has sprinkled magic onto my children’s picture book manuscript by challenging me to really push the story as much as possible to help make the words shine. I am extremely grateful to have had Brenda’s expertise in helping me polish my story to be ready for publishing.  

She is also a delight to work with, and provides feedback in both a constructive and friendly manner. I would highly recommend Brenda to anyone wanting to make their children’s picture book manuscript sparkle!

Danielle Camer