Oaken Bookcase Editing

Oaken Bookcase Editing

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Welcome to Oaken Bookcase Editing

My name’s Anika, and I’m a freelance editor and proofreader based in Brisbane, Australia. I love stories and the words they’re made of, and can help you to make your novel, picture book or other document ready for publication.

I mainly work with genre fiction for all age groups, especially Fantasy, Science Fiction, Historical or Romance, but I’m happy to consider other genres too.

Manuscript assessment

I can assess your manuscript, then suggest improvements in plot progression, pace and character, as well as the overall structure of the story.

Copy Edit

I can examine your manuscript in detail, fixing grammar and punctuation, and suggest improvements to individual sentences.


I can proofread your manuscript, finding small spelling and punctuation errors and help to format your manuscript for publication.

Pre-publication services

I can help you to prepare your manuscript for submission to publishers, edit a cover letter or synopsis, or suggest pathways to self-publication. Please contact me to discuss your specific requirements.


As each manuscript differs in length and requires a different amount of attention, I can’t offer set pricing. Please contact me through the form below and I can send you a quote and a timeline based on the specifics of your manuscript.

About the Editor

My name’s Anika, although many call me Anni. I live in Brisbane, Australia with my young family, and I have recently completed post-graduate study in Writing, Editing and Publishing at The University of Queensland. I’m expanding my horizons to the world of freelance editing and would love to help you make your story heard.

I have worked with authors and publishers all over the world in my days as a book reviewer. Most of my book reviews and podcast episodes can be found over at my book review blog, Tea in the Treetops.

Outside of all that, I’m involved in multiple fandoms and am a big supporter of fan fiction and the platform it provides for emerging authors.

I would be delighted to help you with your creative project, no matter the target age group or genre. Please get in contact with me using the form below, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I’m able to.


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