Writer and Editor

Testimonials from Pete Kempshall's satisfied clients

Testimonials provided by satisfied clients of Pete Kempshall, writer and editor.


"I have worked with Pete both as a co-editor and as an author. Pete and I edited the fiction anthology Scenes from the Second Storey, which was a finalist in the Aurealis, Ditmar and Australian Shadows awards in 2010 for best anthology/ edited publication. His attention to detail is second-to-none, and I trust him implicitly with my own fiction work, as well as that of others. Pete's editorial skills also extend to his proofreading abilities, and he has proofed several anthologies for me, most recently Bloodlines, which won the 2015 Aurealis Award for Best Anthology. I highly recommend his editorial services."

Amanda Pillar, award-winning Editor and Author

"I've worked with some of the industry's best editors and Pete is in a class of his own. I refuse to publish a book without him."


"The notes that Pete Kempshall gave me on my current work in progress were detailed and insightful, and improved the book no end. His advice and observations helped me to shape my book into something far better than it was."


"Pete is a perfectionist: he goes over copy with a fine-tooth comb, picking out all the nasty grammatical errors and spelling mistakes you'd expect to see, while also finding the ones you wouldn't. His proofreading skills, even after the seventh magazine run in a row, were infallible. His willingness to share his expertise and knowledge with me, as well as his ability to guide me in the right direction without hindering my creativity or confidence, helped turn me into the writer I am today." 

                                                                                                 LILY YEANG, WRITER AND JOURNALIST

"I used Pete Kempshall as editor for my second book. I found him professional, thorough and able to give excellent guidance on any re-writing. He is both creative and practical, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Pete to other authors. Pete will always be my first choice as an editor."

                                         LF McDERMOTT, AUTHOR