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Danielle Costley

Danielle Costley is an experienced Editor, Author and Journalist having spent more than 20 years working in the Australian and international media arenas.

Currently, Danielle is a freelance journalist for Decanter magazine and SELECTOR magazine. She is also a freelance editor on manuscripts across all genres, as well as on corporate publications and websites. Some of her clients have included Hyundai WA, Main Roads WA, Department of Planning and Infrastructure, West Coast Eagles, Rural Press Group, Channel 7, Sandalford Winery and Atlas Pacific Limited.

Her latest novel, "Beyond the Farm Gate: a culinary journey through Australia’s South West", was released last year by Margaret River Press. This is Western Australia’s first comprehensive book to highlight the south west’s local produce and allows consumers to connect directly with the artisan producers and discover their hidden foodie gems.

This is Danielle’s third book, following on from her highly successful debut children’s novel, "The Golden Orb", which featured in the Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge, a government initiative designed to encourage school children to read and improve literacy levels in WA.

Danielle has also co-authored "Western Australia – The Quest for Excellence", a business book profiling emerging and established companies in WA.

Over the years, Danielle has worked as a marketing and media consultant for a range of industries nationally (private and public sectors) and has produced annual reports, corporate profiles, newsletters, website content, technical manuals, brochures and social media campaigns.


Bachelor of Arts (Media) - 1992
Diploma in Writing - 2000
Diploma in Professional Writing - 2007
Advanced Diploma in Editing (Publishing) - 2010
Wine & Spirits Education Trust Level 2 - 2015
Diploma in Winemaking - current

Managing Social Media, University of Western Australia 2014
Advanced Blogging Course, University of Western Australia 2013
Advanced Editing, Society of Editors (WA) 2012
Professional Development Workshop, Society of Editors (WA) 2013


Editor - A Guide to Information Networks and Vocational Training 1994 - 1995
Managing Editor - Business Directions magazine 1996 -1999
Editor - TFT homes and living magazine 2000
Editor - Hyunda Automotive (WA) magazine 2000 - 2002
Editor - Main Roads WA communications material (annual reports; tender documentation; newsletters; brochures) 2001-2003
Sub Editor – Farm Weekly newspaper, Rural Press Group 2004 - 2007
Editor – Implementeurs magazine, Emerson Stewart Group Limited  2008 - 2012
Editor – Farm West News magazine 2012
Editor – Margaret River Wine Guide series, Margaret River Press  2013
Freelance Editor - various manuscripts across a broad spectrum of genres 2008 - present