Kristy Bushnell - Editor Assessments

Kristy Bushnell has worked in publishing for more than a decade. Since 2017, Kristy has been operating as a freelance editor after previously working in-house at UQP. Her clients include Omnibus Books, Australian Standing Orders, Scholastic Press, Allen & Unwin, UQP, HarperCollins, Pan Macmillan, Independent Ink as well as independent clients. Specialising in children’s and young adult literature, she has extensive experience in structural editing, copy editing, proofreading and assessments, and provides carefully considered and encouraging editorial advice to assist writers and publishers to achieve their aims.


Kristy has had the pleasure of working with award-winning authors and illustrators such as Peter Carnavas, Brian Falkner, Rosanne Hawke, Steven Herrick, Tamsin Janu, Lucia Mascuillo and Claire Zorn. She has arts and education degrees and a graduate certificate in writing, editing and publishing, and was selected for the 2017 Australian Publishers Association Residential Editorial Program.


Kristy is assessing picture book, chapter book, young adult manuscripts and other children and young adult works, and is open to any genre and style of story. No preferences.


She is an editor not affiliated with a publishing house, and is looking to help authors realise their story's potential and assist them to meet their publishing dreams.


​Kirsty will also be running bootcamps for Chapter/Young Adult and Picture Books authors.

Kristy Bushnell - Editor Assessments

  • Feedback

    Kristy will be providing written feedback with her assessments.

  • Assessment Categories

    • Chapter Books
    • Early Readers
    • Historical
    • Junior Fiction
    • Literary Fiction
    • Middle Grade
    • Mystery
    • Picture Book
    • Romance
    • YA Writing
  • Important

    • Assessment sessions are only available to conference attendees at this time.
    • Assessment sessions are non-refundable unless we are able to resell the session.
    • No refunds will be made if you make an assessment booking but do not book for the Conference and your session will be cancelled.
    • You may book your session before booking for the conference however there will be a $25.00 administration charge should you decide to cancel the appointment before assessment bookings closing on 15 May 2021.

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