Jackey Coyle is an author, editor and presenter. Her two commissioned books – In the End: A practical guide to dying (Fernlea, 2021) and Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs: Milestones, lessons and inspiration for patients, family, friends and survivors (co-author Tim Ladhams, Wilkinson Publishing 2022) – follow a portfolio career as a magazine founder and contributing editor, ghost-writer, freelance editor, postgraduate writing tutor and developer/presenter of short courses.
Jackey earned her Master’s in Writing and Literature by writing a novella themed around Hawaiian music in Australia, and studying fiction, nonfiction, editing, and travel and script writing.
Her magazine writing-editing career has included being Associate Editor of Rhythms magazine and Founding Editor of Inside Small Business and The Strategic Super Investor. After editing travel books for 10 years for Lonely Planet, she now mostly edits books and theses for publishers and emerging authors. See wordygurdy.com.au for recent work.
Writers Victoria has run Jackey’s short courses on running a freelance business for creatives and report writing. She taught writing at Deakin University for several years and holds a Certificate IV in training.
Jackey’s interviews, reviews, articles and short stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies and scholarly journals. She is currently working on a memoir about managing a remote Aboriginal art centre, as well as collection of short stories and poetry. She mentors writers and editors, and edits books and theses.
She is a member of Australian Society of Authors, the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) and Writers Victoria.
- Business writing