Qualifications

Libby has a long list of professional qualifications that have allowed her to develop her editing knowledge and skills to a standard of excellence.

Education

2016—2018 | Certificate in Professional Editing and Proofreading | Open Colleges

2010—2013 | Graduate Diploma of Science (Information Services) | Edith Cowan University

2001—2004 | Bachelor of Education | Notre Dame Australia

Experience

2018—current | Vulpine Press | Commissioning Editor of Romance

2015—2018 | Scholastic Australia | Territory Manager

2016—2017 | Kwinana Little Athletics Centre | Newsletter Editor

2011—2015 | Catholic Education of Western Australia | Teacher Librarian

2005—2009 | Catholic Education of Western Australia | Teacher

Professional Development

2019 | Institute of Professional Editors | ‘What fiction writers and editors can learn from genre fiction’ with Kate Cuthbert

2019 | Women in Publishing Summit | Various topics including: ‘The Value of Highly Contentious Topics in Fiction’ with Joan Dempsey; ‘Finding Your “Just Right” Editor’ with Stacey Anderson; ‘What You Need to Know About Copyright and Other Legal Matters for Authors’ with Helen Sedwick

2018 | Rockingham Writers Convention | ‘Writing about relationships’ with Kate Cuthbert; ‘How to show and not tell’ with Natasha Lester

2017 | Rockingham Writers Convention | ‘How to write compelling heroines’ with Natasha Lester

2016 | Romance Writers of Australia Conference | ‘The black moment: when all is lost’ with Rachel Bailey; ‘I am woman, hear me roar: building your heroine’s inner strength’ with Jaye Ford and Isolde Martyn

2016 | ‘Deep point of view’ with Lisa Chaplin; ‘Plotting masterclass’ with Natasha Lester

2015 | Romance Writers of Australia Conference | ‘Deep editing’ with Margie Lawson; ‘Show, don’t tell’ with Angela Ackerman; ‘Larger than life characters’ with Angela Ackerman

Awards

2019 | Romance Writers of Australia | Ripping Start finalist: ‘Where Destiny Lies’

2016 | Romance Writers of Australia | Little Gems placegetter: ‘Breaking Free’

Publications

Libby has had the following works published under a former pseudonym, Monique Hall:

2016 | Little Gems Short Story Anthology: ‘Breaking Free’ | Romance Writers of Australia

2016 | Writing the Dream Anthology: ‘Ultimate Dreaming’ | Serenity Press

2016 | A Healing Hand | Serenity Press

2015 | Rocky Romance Anthology: ‘A Healing Hand’ | Serenity Press

Affiliations

Libby is a member of the Institute of Professional Editors and Romance Writers of Australia.