Kat was warm and professional from the very start. She listened to my concerns, made her suggestions and backed up these suggestions with a sample edit. I was sold from then onward. She’s an editor who understands important things, like tone and style, and prunes with a thorough, but not ruthless hand. She does her research, and gives detailed reasons for changes. I was very fortunate to find her.

I recommend her to writers who want to see their work truly shine. She's a joy to work with.

— Natalie Payne

Inspired by passion, Element Editing Services was founded in 2011. Having worked as an editor since 2010, I spent the beginning of my career providing detailed developmental advice and editing anything I could get my hands on. I now specialise in speculative fiction, particularly fantasy and science fiction. I work incredibly hard to ensure that every client receives only the very best editing experience.

Element Editing Services takes its name from the core elements that weave together to create a brilliantly written novel. 

It's important to note that the definitions of some of these edits change between countries, and even between editors.

Please ensure you read the descriptions of each type editing.

The Short of It

While you can find a wealth of knowledge across this site, I've included a quick rundown here for your convenience.

Element Editing Services manages all types of written works, from a few hundred words to a few hundred thousand. 

I can edit your manuscript to your market of choice – from Australia and the United Kingdom to America and Canada.

I specialise in Speculative Fiction with advanced knowledge of Fantasy and Science Fiction. 

Speculative Fiction encompasses the following genres:

Alternate History
Utopian and Dystopian
Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic
Science Fiction

My Qualifications:
Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing
Bachelor of Professional Writing and Editing
Post-graduate Diploma of Secondary Education


Services can be tailored to the specific needs of your manuscript, or your personal requests. Generally, I offer Line Editing, Developmental Editing (Content/Substantive), and Critiques. I can also provide copyediting, structural only edits, and proofreading. You can find out more here.

Very soon, I will also be offering Professional Beta Reading, so stay tuned!

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Harry Bo lives in the best time imaginable --- no war, no starvation, and everything a person needs is readily available. All they have to do is watch a few ads. But when the all-seeing eye linked to his sensory system concludes that it's time for Harry to marry his girlfriend, he's not so sure. Despite his perfectly coded existence, Harry longs for a more authentic sensory experience, an escape from his augmented world.


In his work as an analyst, he picks through the streams of metadata flowing invisibly around him, nudging the population to consume. Before long, Harry's caught up in a search for a mysterious golden-haired woman who might be responsible for the biggest attack on the AugNet in history. But the more he investigates, the deeper he's pulled into a reality beyond the crafted simulations of the safe but sanitized society he lives in. Because the flawless, tailored façade masks a vastly different existence. And when he's forced to make an impossible choice, Harry must decide just how much he's willing to pay for freedom.

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