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.
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