About us

tcp_1366-lr-wgThis is the Year of the Book: authoring two books and ghostwriting one. Of the authored books, In the End: A Practical Guide to Dying (Fernlea Community Care) is due for September publication; Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs (Wilkinson Publishing) by Tim Ladhams and me is due out in late 2021. The ghostwrite, about lifelong employability, was published earlier this year by Major Street Publishing. 

About Wordy-Gurdy 

We’re interested in many genres across numerous subjects – from fiction, poetry and and nonfiction to lifestyle, small business, biography, health, science, academe, music and the arts. This helps us apply ourselves to seemingly unconnected things. For instance, we’ve even proofread a cricket book!

Our publisher client list? For starters,  Black Inc., Bonnier Publishing Australia, Burnet Institute, Deakin University, Lonely Planet, Major Street Publishers, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Octomedia and Wild Dingo Press. Our self-publishers? Fiction and nonfiction authors, academics and small businesses.

About Jackey

Founder Jackey Coyle is a professional writer and editor with more than two decades in publishing. She has a Masters (Writing and Literature) from Deakin University, earned with a novella and units in fiction, nonfiction, editing, travel writing and scriptwriting.

With her mother a nurse and her father a physicist, Jackey was immersed in medicine and science from her earliest moments.

She brings to a project diverse know-how distilled from a chequered career – aeronautics to art, music business to boutique retail, jewellery creation to teaching/training. After teaching writing at both post- and undergraduate level, she mentors writers and editors one-on-one, as well as through her small-business course, Dance Steps for the Self-Employed, using her Certificate 4 in training.

Jackey lives in Melbourne with her husband and their extensive collection of books, music and film.

See more about Jackey here or here.

Jackey is a member of Australian Society of Authors, Institute of Professional Editors and Writers Victoria.



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