Sue Whiting (Independent)


A former primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children’s literature, Sue Whiting has worked in the publishing industry for almost twenty years, both as an author and editor of books for children and young adults.

Sue was Senior Commissioning Editor and Publishing Manager at Walker Books Australia for ten years, where she worked with many of Australia’s finest authors and illustrators, including Margaret Wild, Meg McKinlay, James Roy, Pamela Freeman, Anna Branford, Judith Rossell and Julie Vivas. During this time she had the opportunity to “discover” and nurture fantastic new creators, giving some people their first “break” in the industry. She now works from her home office as a freelance editor, mentor, writing coach and publishing consultant.

As an author, Sue has written numerous books in a variety of genres: fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA, and is published in Australia and internationally. Her latest book is Missing a middle grade contemporary mystery and her next picture book, Beware the Deep Dark Forest, illustrated by Annie White, is due for release in October.

Sue’s combined experience as author and editor enables her to provide insightful guidance on how best to develop a manuscript so it is ready to send to a publisher and more likely to catch an editor’s eye.

You can visit Sue on her website: 

Sue will be looking at:

Picture books, chapter books, middle grade and young adult novels in her 2018 one on one assessments.


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