About - Just Right Words
What I Do

~ Editing of written materials ~ Book coaching ~ Ghostwriting ~ Teaching notes & resources ~ Organisation of book launches and school workshops

How can I help you?

  • Editing
  • Book coaching and accountability
  • Education resources
  • Author ~ school liaison

Few things give me a greater buzz than helping authors and other writers refine their words so they can share their messages or stories with the world.

Whether you’re an aspiring writer in need of some book coaching, an author looking to have your manuscript edited or a business owner needing help with your blog posts or documents, I’m the person you want in your corner. I’m all about communication, clarity and compassion.

After 26 years as a teacher, I’m passionate about producing quality teaching resources and workshop presentations that not only allow children to experience the true magic of reading and writing but also promote our local authors and illustrators.

Services I offer

Qualifications & Awards

  • Winner of the Anne Edgeworth Writing Fellowship (2019)
  • Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing (2016)
  • Master of Education — Leadership and Mentoring (2004)
  • Bachelor of Education — Primary and Japanese (1994)

My story

From the age of 8, I had my sights set on teaching. So, that’s what I did — for 25 years. I haven’t actually stopped because now I’m mentoring and coaching writers, and sharing my knowledge and experience through online forums and my YouTube channel, Write Angles. And I love it.

I’ve always been a writer. I have memories from primary school of proudly reading my stories to the whole school during many of our assemblies. Expressing my ideas, thoughts and soapbox issues via the written word keeps me in my happy place. 

Professionally, I’ve always been a bit of a 5-year-itch person. I’m constantly seeking new opportunities for professional growth. In 2014, I realised I needed a change but I’d been teaching so long, I didn’t know how; I put the thought in the ‘too hard basket’. It took a breast cancer diagnosis in 2017 to make me see that life is too short not to fully pursue what you love. Hence, Just Right Words was born.

  • Working with Kellie is so easy. She is patient and pays attention to detail. Helping me edit my first book can’t have been easy but she was so generous with her time and supportive of my learning, it was a wonderful experience.

    Jodie Davey (Powerful Partnerships)

  • Kellie provided excellent guidance and editing to ensure my teacher notes met curriculum and teacher needs for Preschool and Primary School year levels.

    Dr GM Newton (author)

  • Kellie is a sympathetic and perceptive editor whose comments I appreciated and respected. Her feedback on my questions was timely and productive. Communication between us was always of a high standard and my manuscript was the better for her work.

    Dr Susan Steggall (author, ‘Tis the Doing, Not the Deed’)

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