About us

tcp_1366-lr-wgThis is the year I get my name on the front of the book, not in the acknowledgements!

In the End: A Practical Guide to Dying (Fernlea Community Care) is due for December publication. It will be available via a Fernlea link (to be posted very soon!) and to bookshops via IngramSpark, also in some healthcare venues.

Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs (Wilkinson Publishing) by Tim Ladhams and me is due out worldwide on 3 February 2022. Pre-orders are now open via Booktopia in Australia and Book Depository in the UK.

In terms of editing, I’m absolutely thrilled that Renée Giarrusso has received Bronze in the Personal Growth category of the US Living Now Book Awards – which recognise ‘exceptional life-changing books and their creators’ – for The Gift Mindset (Major Street Publishing). I loved the whole idea of the book from the start – Renée and I worked closely throughout the long, cold months of last year’s lockdown as author and editor. A ghostwriting job published earlier in the year was Employable by Roxanne Calder (Major Street Publishing). I’m closing out 2021 working on a book for female investors for Wiley,

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, Wild Dingo Press, Wilkinson Publishing. 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 as author here and here.

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

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