All work at Manuscripts Online is done by Richard Lever.

Richard is an editor and writer with over 20 years experience in the field. He has the ability to help writers develop their work, whether in fiction or non-fiction, and to polish it and bring it to a professional standard. As copyeditor at HEAT magazine and Giramondo Publishing since 2002, he has worked on leading name authors, such as Tim Winton, Helen Garner, David Malouf, Gerald Murnane, Brian Castro, Alexis Wright, and many others. Richard was a highly regarded manuscript assessor at Lynk Manuscripts and Driftwood Manuscripts for many years. He taught writing and editing at The University of Newcastle (NSW) for seven years before founding Manuscripts Online, Australia's first internet-based manuscript assessment agency, in 2004. He has worked on many scholarly works, including books and journal articles, PhD theses, grant and promotion applications, and research reports. He has written copy for many clients over the years.

He is the author (with Professor James Wieland) of the academic work Post-colonial Literatures in English: Australia 1970-1992 (G.K. Hall: New York, 1996). More recently, his writing has appeared in the international journal Kunapipi and in the maiden issue of the online magazine KNeW (Keep Newcastle Weird; 1, Autumn 2013). He has also co-written a novel that is currently represented by an agent.

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