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Green Olive Press Services

At the Green Olive Press we are able to provide the following services:

Publishing Services

No matter what genre your book is – from picture books to corporate publications – Green Olive Press can help you create the perfect publication that meets all your requirements (and your budget!). So, whether you want a single, hand-bound presentation copy, digital printing or a large print run, Green Olive Press can provide you with the following services:

  • Cover design
  • Internal design and typesetting
  • Production management
  • Illustrations and photography
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Cataloging-in-Publication and Legal Deposit organisation
  • Printing
  • E-book creation
  • Distribution

alongside our editorial and writing services, Green Olive Press has experience in producing:

  • Fiction and non-fiction publications
  • Children’s books
  • Corporate brochures and marketing materials (including postcards, flyers, booklets and business stationery)
  • Training manuals, fact sheets and course materials
  • Policy documents
  • Bespoke, hand-bound books.

Editorial Services

  • Structural (or substantive) editing – structural review of manuscript, including content, language, voice and tone, grammatical conventions, progression and readability.
  • Copy editing – review of manuscript to ensure there is consistency of style, punctuation, grammar, abbreviations, presentation of text, language and references.
  • Verification editing – verifying copy and review of its integrity (the validity of statements made, the references used, the locations mentioned, dates etc), proofreading, ensuring conformity with house style, format and layout checking.
  • Proofreading – reading the document to ensure there are no misplaced letters, typographical errors, misplaced or misused words.
  • Comprehensive editing – all of the above, provided as a single package.
  • Plain English editing – review and rewrite (if necessary) of the manuscript to ensure it is appropriate for the readers.

Recent examples of editorial work include:

  • Numerous titles for Jane Curry Publishing, including Splitting Up (2010); A Mother’s Tears (2010); Sydney for Under 5s (2010); Drawing Paris (2010); Rare: A life among antiquarian books (2011); Hairy Nose, Itchy Butt (2011) and The Autism Experience (2011)
  • Residency charge communication materials (for the Department of Family and Community Services, 2013)
  • Policy manual (Ronald McDonald House Charities, 2013)
  • Service Analysis and Business Development Manual
    (for NSW Department of Community Services via Matrix on Board)
  • Quality Reform Project resources
    (for NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care)
  • Home and Community Services Regional Plan
    (for NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Metro South Region)
  • London or the Earth (2008)
    by Maria D’Alan
  • A number of works of fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, poetry and corporate publications have been edited for Longueville Media and Publish-me!

Writing Services

  • Research – acquiring, selecting and researching information for a publication.
  • Manuscript appraisal – reviewing manuscript and providing advice on areas for further development or research, and on its suitability for publication.
  • Copy writing – general copy writing for a range of publications, included electronic publications, marketing materials, reports, fiction and non-fiction.
  • Ghost writing – writing on behalf of someone else.
  • Tender writing and funding submissions

Recent examples of writing include:

  • The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe for Valancourt Books (in progress)
  • The Writing and Self-Publishing Journey (Green Olive Press, 2009)
  • Tender writing services, Fred Hollows Foundation (2013)
  • Response to tender for Matrix on Board (2008)
  • Entries for the Literary Encyclopedia Online
    ~ Ann Radcliffe (click here to see article)
    ~ The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne (2007) by Ann Radcliffe
    ~ A Sicilian Romance (2007) by Ann Radcliffe
    ~ Gaston de Blondeville; or the court of Henry the Third (2007) by Ann Radcliffe
    ~ The Italian (2008) by Ann Radcliffe
    ~ The Romance of the Forest (2008) by Ann Radcliffe
    ~ The Mysteries of Udolpho (2008) by Ann Radcliffe

Coaching Services

At the Green Olive Press we know how hard it can be to write a book, no matter what the topic, genre or subject matter. It can be difficult to stay focused, keep on track, or find inspiration. The Green Olive Press provides a coaching service that is tailored to the individual needs of the writer. Some writers prefer a weekly telephone conversation, others prefer monthly face-to-face contact, and some prefer email contact. Whatever your preference, the Green Olive Press can design a package to keep you motivated and help you get those words down on paper.

If you are interested in any of the above services, please fill in the Contact Form.

If you are interested in Tender Writing Services, please click here.

If you are a not-for-profit organisation interested in grant writing services, please click here.