Wednesday, November 02, 2016

NZ Association of Manuscript Assessors

The New Zealand Association of Manuscript Assessors (NZAMA) is a group of professional New Zealand-based editors and writers who offer authors objective advice and guidance on how to bring their work closer to publishable standard.  Members of the Association have long experience in the local publishing scene as writers, editors, writing tutors and/or publishing consultants.
The Association has a code of practice and strict entry criteria. Its purpose is to give writers confidence in the professional capabilities of its members and thereby help writers avoid exploitation by unscrupulous operators in the field of mentoring, publishing advice and manuscript assessment.

The current downturn in commercial publishing in New Zealand along with the boom in self-publishing means it is harder than ever for an author to get noticed. A professional assessment on their work can help writers improve and gain better chances of attracting a serious publisher.

Writers need to contact members individually for fees and other details, such as how to present manuscripts (e.g. do not email manuscripts as attachments unless the assessor has agreed). Please make enquiries by email or write with a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Barbara Else, coordinator

November 2016
Fleur Beale 22/36 Dee St, Island Bay Wellington 6023. Phone: 04-977-8737. Email: Fiction for children and young adults (not poetry). 
Norman Bilbrough  (Foundation Member)
2/144 Mairangi Rd Wilton Wellington. Phone: 04-472-6824
Fiction, work for children and young adults, non-fiction, mentoring.
Christine Dale (dahlDESIGN) Unit 1 43 Gavin Street Ellerslie Auckland 1060.
Phone: 09-525-0957 Email:
Fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults.
Barbara Else (TFS) (Foundation Member)
PO Box 6292 Dunedin North Dunedin 9059.
Fiction for adults, young adults and children.
Chris Else (TFS) (Foundation Member)
PO Box 6292 Dunedin North Dunedin 9059.
Fiction and non-fiction, adults, young adults and children. Mentoring.
Michelle Elvy 45 Glendale Road Woodside Whangarei 0110
email: michelle.elvy@gmail.com
Novels & short stories (adult and YA), travel writing & academic essays, creative non-fiction & memoir. Assessments & mentoring.

Graeme Lay (Write Right) (Foundation Member)
50 Lake Road Narrow Neck North Shore 0624. Email:
Fiction, young adult fiction, non-fiction esp. travel.
Rae McGregor (Fresh Words Daily)
307/8 Sydenham Road Mt Eden Auckland 1024
Phone: 09-630-4472. Mobile: 027 578 0125
Email: Fiction, non-fiction.
Lesley Marshall (Editline) (Foundation Member)
20 Beverley Cres RD 9 Whangarei 0179. Phone: 09-434-6814   
Email: Fiction incl. romance and young adult; non-fiction incl. theses, family history.
Janice Marriott 16 Esplanade Road, Mt Eden Auckland 1024
Life writing, novels (adult, YA and children's) and especially picture book scripts.
Barbara Murison (Barbara Murison Assessment Services) (Foundation Member)
PO Box 113 Waikanae Kapiti Coast 5250 Phone: 04 2931247
Email: Children’s books, young adult & picture books.
Dan Myers Daniel Myers & Associates. Phone: 022-319-6234
Email: Fiction, non-fiction.
Emma Neale PO Box 6292 Dunedin North Dunedin 9013
Email: Fiction incl. young adult, poetry. Limited availability.
Tina Shaw Email: Contemporary fiction, non-fiction, YA and children’s fiction.
Stephen Stratford (Write Right) (Foundation Member)
16 Cooper Crescent, Cambridge 3434. Phone 07-827-4466
Email:  Fiction and non-fiction, both adult and teenage.
Geoff Walker  PO Box 47-366 Ponsonby Auckland 1144
Phone 09-378-8875 General adult fiction and non-fiction.

Foundation Members include Jane Parkin and Anna Rogers 

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