Westerly approached Camha directly when looking for a proof editor in 2017. Westerly publishes scholarly material alongside creative work, so we needed someone capable of editing across different contexts and with experience of academic writing. She came highly recommended within our circle of contacts, and has proven herself wonderfully easy to work with. The first issue we sent Camha was enormously complex, a special issue with a focus on Asia and the Indian Ocean. It included a huge selection of writing from diverse cultural backgrounds, with various particularities of form and style, and several languages! Camha not only provided an excellent and efficient proof read of the manuscript, but also returned to us a fully developed style guide relative to her reading, allowing us to update our instructions to authors and better ensure the quality and consistency of the Magazine. We have continued to work with Camha for every issue since. She has been generous with her time, supporting us in the ongoing fine-tuning of Westerly’s style, and has produced an excellent proof of every issue. We have been thrilled with Camha’s work for Westerly, and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Catherine Noske, Editor, Westerly Magazine
Camha has worked on a number of publications for Margaret River Press. Camha has proven herself to be a highly skilled editor with a keen eye for detail while ensuring that the voice of the writer remains authentic. Additionally, Camha conducts herself in a highly professional, warm and thoughtful manner which has made her an absolute pleasure to work with.
Caroline Wood, Publisher, Margaret River Press
Over the three years that Camha has worked with us at UWA Publishing she has turned her deft hand and eagle eye to a wide range of projects. Always professional and with superior editorial skills Camha has made an invaluable contribution to our books. We look forward to working with her on into the future.
Kate Pickard, Publisher, UWA Publishing
Camha is efficient, accurate, professional, reliable and communicative. Whether editing or proofreading, her input adds immense value to any project, and she is a quality addition to our freelance team. Highly recommended!
Georgia Richter, Publisher, Fremantle Press
Camha has worked on a number of titles for Magabala Books. She has proven herself to be extraordinarily diligent, perceptive and attuned. Her attention to detail and feedback has been excellent, and her understanding of nuances when editing Indigenous text has been impressive. I will continue to use Camha as she is a joy to work with and her skills, impressive.
Rachel Bin Salleh, Publisher, Magabala Books
Camha is a pleasure to work with. She has worked with Pearson on multiple products across many disciplines including humanities and senior science. Camha is continuously reliable, versatile and communicative; always willing to ask questions to ensure the content is to the highest standard. The editorial team at Pearson cannot recommend her more highly.
Casey McGrath, Production Editor, Pearson Australia
Camha has edited and proofed a number of educational resources for us over the last year and we have been very impressed by her attention to detail as well as the thoroughness of her work. She has always met our deadlines (often with tight turnarounds) and communicates in a timely, efficient and friendly manner. We look forward to working with Camha on future projects.
Robert Beardwood & Melanie Napthine, Publishers, Insight Publications
Camha is a wonderful editor and I would not hesitate to engage her again. Not only does she have first-rate technical editing skills, she combines this with outstanding communication skills, making it a pleasure to work with her. She is particularly good at improving an author’s written expression while maintaining the author’s voice – so much so that our author commented, ‘Camha’s edits are like a series of gifts.’
Rebecca Cole, Manager Quality Improvement, VFST
Camha was a great help in getting my manuscript submission ready. She was able to see what needed to be done to the manuscript as a whole, and, offered insightful, useful advice that encouraged my best work. This meant observations about the chapter order, the length of sections, and the overall feel, tone and style. With her help, I was able to make my manuscript better than anything I could have predicted. I have relied on her services with this project and will call on her valuable expertise again in the future.
Robert Wood, Author
Camha is an editorial dynamo, and I count it one of the good fortunes of my publishing life to have been able to work with her on The Whitewash. From proofreads and line edits, to structural edits, to a deep consideration of characters, representation and themes, to fact checking hundreds of footnotes, actor names and film appendices, she did all the above and more. Throughout the editorial process Camha challenged this book to be better – particularly for the representation of its female characterisations – and given that authors and their manuscripts are irrevocably linked, it is true to say that she has also brought about, in me, as a person, a similar such improvement. Camha has set a staggeringly high bar for those who share her trade. I’d like nothing more than to work together with her for all my future works.
Siang Lu, author of The Whitewash
Camha’s astute edits pushed my award-winning essay collection, Echoes, to be the very best it could be. Her approach to editing was encouraging, generous and collaborative. She read my work closely, took the time to understand my intentions, and helped me to achieve the desired emotional impact on readers. Camha’s suggestions improved the structure of individual essays and the collection, and considered pacing, rhythm and flow at the sentence level. Camha’s thoughtful, patient approach made editing my first book a smooth experience and expanded the way I think about my writing.
It was an absolute delight to work with Camha and I can’t wait to do so again!!!