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Newt & Co. April Newton
April Newton is a freelance editor, manuscript assessor, proofreader and text designer with a natural talent for language and some serious tertiary education in the field. She specialises in fiction, particularly young adult.


Local Availability: April is available to meet with clients throughout the greater Melbourne area and is equally happy to conduct business online.

Media Experience
Print, Web

Biographical Note
April Newton provides freelance editing services to authors, students and academics through the platform of her business Newt & Co. She is in her final semester of a Master of Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne and is in the process of expanding Newt & Co. into an independent small press with the publication of a young adult novel, Boone Shepard.

As an editor April specialises in fiction. Her particular passion lies in young adult adventure stories of the kind that so inspired her as a young reader. Versatile, imaginative and with a knack for adopting the voice of the author, April works closely with authors to ensure every manuscript that passes across her desk reaches its full potential.

While she has focused her editorial training on fiction, April also has diverse experience in editing narrative non-fiction, memoir, magazine articles and blog posts.

Contact Details
Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
0458 434 180