About Us

Amanda Coverdale can provide your freelance writing and editing services from her experience in writing non-fiction material, her relevant qualifications and wide-ranging life history.

Amanda studied European Art History as part of her Bachelor of Arts at La Trobe University. She also completed a Master of Arts in Cross-cultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena. Studying in California proved to be an excellent testing ground for the classroom theories she was learning. Living in the USA was a cross-cultural experience in itself.

After undertaking many roles, including work in Papua New Guinea, Amanda completed an Advanced Certificate in Professional Writing and Editing. This study equipped Amanda for in-house editing at Mission Aviation Fellowship and working as a freelance writer and editor.

Her many years of work in office management and administration have broadened Amanda’s skills, so she can undertake the administrative tasks required in writing and editing projects. This is particularly helpful for authors who wish to self-publish their manuscripts.

Amanda will liaise with a variety of publishing professionals to complete your project.

Amanda specialises in:

  • Editing non-fiction
  • Assessing manuscripts for publication
  • Writing non-fiction
  • Historical novels

Amanda is especially interested in:

  • Australia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Melanesian culture and religion
  • European history
  • Art history
  • Communicating cross-culturally
  • Christian mission
  • Non-government organisations
  • Fair trade
  • Memoirs


  • Advanced Certificate in Professional Writing and Editing, Council of Adult Education, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Master of Arts (Cross-Cultural Studies), Fuller Theological Seminary, California, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts (Major in Art History), La Trobe University, Victoria
  • Society of Editors (Vic) workshops and short courses.

Please use the Contact Us page to tell Amanda about your project and explain the sort of help you want.