Hello, I am Sumudu and I am a freelance fiction editor, beta reader and general book addict.

My passion for the written word started at a young age, when I devoured any book I could get my hands on. Now I help authors tell their stories and connect with their readers confidently.

I love engaging with the projects I work on, and my philosophy as an editor is to bring out the very best in a writer’s work by helping to refine words and/or elements of story to ensure the work resonates with readers.

I am strongly committed to preserving a writer's style, voice, and creative insight in all projects I work on.

I have worked in a freelance capacity for several years editing and proofreading YA fantasy and general fiction manuscripts, as well as a number of magazine articles.


I also have a PhD in biological sciences from the University of Adelaide. My background helps me bring a high level of objective precision to projects.

Continued Training

  • Associate Member, Institute of Professional Editors

  • Manuscript Assessment workshop (Editors SA)

  • Developmental Editing: Fiction Theory (Liminal Pages)

  • Tea and Commas: The Foundations of Line and Copy-editing (Liminal Pages)

  • Writing, Editing and Publishing course, Curtin University


Want to work with me? Contact me at hello@sknarayana.com