“I heartily recommend Heather Millar to you. She is versatile, creative and thorough – a true professional.”
Fiona Hardie, Director, Hardie Grant Publishing.
I have worked in content marketing – formerly known as custom publishing – since I started working 20 years ago. I have also worked for some of the leading companies in both the UK and Australia.
Along the way, I became an accredited editor with the Institute of Professional Editors and spent some time in corporate communications.
So, you know you can trust me with all your content creation and storytelling needs.
I’d love to hear what your story is, and see how I can help you tell it. Let’s talk.
To capture attention in this overcrowded market, your story needs to be captivating, persuasive and compelling. Your message needs to be clear and concise, and you need to grab the reader’s attention and inspire them to action.
I can help you get your message out. Having worked with some of the biggest brands in Australia and the world – from Virgin to Coles – I’ve learned how to understand a client’s needs and develop a product to reach their customers.
As an IPEd accredited editor, I am highly skilled at editing all kinds of documents from government and non-government reports, magazines, articles, annual reports, conference papers, brochures, fliers, website content, business documents and more.
Nothing detracts more than errors in spelling, grammar, consistency and style… you can rest assured I will make sure your words flow and that they are error free.
I am also a pro at turning bureaucratic language and hyperbole into simple, plain English that anyone can understand.
I specialise in non-fiction book editing – memoir, biography and general non-fiction.
What type of editing does your book need? I offer a complete service from manuscript assessment and coaching to help you complete your book, to structural / developmental editing, line or copy editing, and proofreading.
You can read more about the stages of editing here.
You’ve written some of your book, but now you’ve ground to a halt? Just don’t have the time or energy to continue on? I can help you by assessing the work you have completed already, and spending the time with you to look at ways that you might be able to reignite the passion and vision that made you start in the first place. With a degree in Psychology, a Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling and lifetime of interviewing people, this is an area I also specialise in.
On a more personal scale, I write individual people’s stories – from palliative care patients leaving their memoirs behind for their families, to ghostwriting books for people with a great story but not the skill (or time) to get it out. I also write personal histories – similar to a memoir but with some family history added in. I might also research a personal history more widely, looking at the era and setting the scene creatively.
Interviewing people over many years for magazines articles, books and memoirs has helped me to develop a skillset that a good ghostwriter needs: empathy, sensitivity, patience, humour and the ability to listen.
Whether you need an article or blog post written, or an entire book, I can help. Contact me, and we can discuss your project, assess your needs, and develop a plan for how we can best work together. Then either face-to-face, or by Skype or phone, we can draw the story out and onto the page.