Linda Funnell has extensive experience as an editor and publisher and has taught courses in publishing, editing and writing for UTS, the ASA and Writing NSW. She has also been a mentor for the Residential Editorial Program, a mid-career development program for editors run by the Australian Publishers Association.
For 10 years Linda was a publisher with HarperCollins, where she worked with authors including Colleen McCullough, Janette Turner Hospital, Steven Carroll, Carmel Bird, Jon Cleary, Belinda Alexandra, Steven Conte, Jill Roe and Geraldine Brooks. Prior to that she was Fiction Publisher at Random House, and prior to that, Managing Editor at Pan Macmillan. For seven years she worked with legendary literary agent, the late Rosemary Creswell.
Currently she is a freelance editor and publishing consultant, and has edited works by Diane Armstrong, Louis Nowra and Karen Brooks, among others.
In March 2012 she and Jean Bedford founded the free online book review the Newtown Review of Books, which you can find at newtownreviewofbooks.com.au.