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Deb Fitzpatrick

Deb Fitzpatrick lives and works in Fremantle. A freelance editor and writer, her two books for young adults – 90 packets of instant noodles (2010) and Have you seen Ally Queen? (2011) – were both made Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. The Amazing Spencer Gray (2013) is for readers aged 9 to 12. In 2014 her adult title, The Break, will be published by Fremantle Press.


MA (creative writing), UWA, 1999
BA (Hons), 1993


• 2005–ongoing: Proprietor of ProofEd Editing Services, offering manuscript assessment, editing and proofreading services to individual, government, corporate and publishing clients. Completed projects include:

 If I Should Lose You, Natasha Lester, Fremantle Press, WA
 Inherited, Amanda Curtin, UWA Publishing, WA
 Lighthouse Girl, Dianne Wolfer, Fremantle Press, WA
 Boomtown 2050, Richard Weller, University of Western Australia Press, WA
 A History of the Shire of Trayning, Reg Appleyard and Don Couper, University of Western Australia Press, WA
 Theo & Co: The Search for the Perfect Pizza, Theo Kalogeracos, University of Western Australia Press, WA
 the club magazine, The University Club of Western Australia, UWA
 Reptiles and Frogs in the Bush: Southwestern Australia, University of Western Australia Press, WA
 Technical Services in Desert Settlements: The Role of Indigenous Resource Agencies: A Scoping Study, Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre, Murdoch University, WA

• 1995–2003: Freelance editing and manuscript assessment service for published and unpublished writers of fiction and non-fiction. Projects include:

 The Natural History of Costa Rican Mammals by Mark Wainwright, Zona Tropical Publications, 2002 (384 pp)
 Coronary Care Manual by Dr Peter Thompson, Churchill Livingstone, 1997 (690 pp)