About CC Editing Services

Your partner in writing perfection

I’m Charlotte Cottier from CC Editing Services. I’m a Brisbane-based editor with secretarial superpowers, who helps you communicate more clearly. Whether it’s a thesis, manuscript or business document, I turn good writing into great writing that helps you achieve your goals.

My job as an editor isn’t to rewrite your work or change your voice and style. I simply make your writing better, while ensuring it still sounds just like you.

My editing services are tailored to suit your unique project, but generally include:

  • making recommendations for structural or content improvements, if applicable
  • tailoring your writing to suit your format and audience
  • smoothing language to improve clarity, flow and readability
  • correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation and typographical errors
  • formatting your document to comply with a publication or house style
  • checking presentation and integration of visual elements
  • flagging any potential legal or ethical issues
  • ensuring consistency of language and style by creating an editorial style sheet.

I also offer transcription and secretarial services so you can outsource the administrative aspects of your important project to me.

I promise premium service, affordable prices and a stress-free experience.

My editing experience and qualifications

I’ve been working professionally as an editor since 2007 and as an executive assistant since the 1980s. In that time, I’ve worked with research students, academics, educators, business owners and independent authors from Australia and overseas. If you have the words, I have the skills to perfect your writing. I also have the qualifications to back up my experience.

My formal qualifications include:

Being an AE puts me in a niche group. IPEd is the peak professional body for editors in Australia and New Zealand. Accreditation is by assessment, and there are currently only 50 or so AEs in Queensland and about 370 in Australia and New Zealand. This gives you confidence that I know my stuff. I work according to the IPEd standards for editing practice, so you can be sure that my work meets the highest professional standards.

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A bit more about me

When I’m not sharpening sentences or wrestling formats in Microsoft Word, I love honing my word and number skills. Cryptic crosswords and Sudoku puzzles are my favourite ways to wind down. You might also find me in a dance class, skiing on the snowy slopes at Thredbo or watching my beloved Brisbane Lions play AFL at the Gabba.

Of course, I love reading too, and on my Kindle you’ll find an eclectic mix of genres such as crime thrillers and murder mysteries, romance and chick lit, biography and memoir, literary classics and many more.

My early career included roles as a committee secretary in a university, office manager in an accounting firm and accounts clerk at a Brisbane TV station. While raising my children in the 1990s and early 2000s, I worked for more than a decade as a volunteer breastfeeding counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association, helping mums and babies to breastfeed successfully.

Contact me

Need support on your writing project? Contact me for a quote on editing or secretarial services. I’d love to learn more about your work and how I can help.

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