Jackey Coyle

Jackey Coyle began writing in 1993 and didn’t stop. Her portfolio proliferated and her interviews, reviews, articles and short stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies and scholarly journals. Jackey taught postgraduate writing at Deakin University for several years, and currently writes poetry and short stories, mentors writers and editors, and edits books and magazines.

Jackey is authoring three books: a memoir about managing a remote Aboriginal art centre; a business book explaining her course for freelance creatives; and a commissioned self-help book on new cancer treatments.

Her magazine writing-editing career has included being Associate Editor of 'Rhythms' magazine and Founding Editor of 'Inside Small Business'. After editing travel books for 10 years for Lonely Planet, she edits anything from crime fiction to nonfiction for publishers and emerging authors. See wordygurdy.com.au for recent work.

To earn her Master’s in Writing and Literature, Jackey wrote a novella themed around Hawaiian music in Australia, and studied double units in fiction, nonfiction and editing, and single units in travel and script writing. She is a member of Australian Society of Authors, Writers Victoria and Editors Victoria.

Jackey is interested in a gallimaufry of things, with a portfolio career stretching from art to aeronautics, music to retail, training to publishing.

Specialises in:

  • Freelancing
  • Editing
  • Fiction
  • Business writing
  • Memoir
Jackey Coyle in front of a wall