About Editor Group

About us

Editor Group was founded in 1998 with the mission to do one thing well: words.

We write, research, edit, proofread, advise and coach to help you use the power of great writing and perfect grammar to grow sales, secure investment or achieve success in government. Often, our biggest contribution is simply to provide the fast, expert help you need to get writing and editing projects done so you can move on to other tasks.

When it comes to delivering smart, high-quality sales and marketing, thought leadership, content marketing, investor relations and community campaigns, we’re the partner you can rely on.

Editor Group is proud to support the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Translators Without Borders, World Vision and Yalari.

“The Editor Group team has had the right mix of writing capability, industry knowledge and efficiency to capture key insights from our subject matter experts. They deliver high quality content for our website and social channels, for the benefit of our customers.”

Keith Raymont

Marketing Manager, Commercial Banking and Global Banking & Markets, HSBC Bank Australia Limited

Meet the team

Grant Butler

Grant Butler

Founder & Director

Grant Butler started Editor Group in 1998 and remains hands on as a leading writer, editor and trainer. Previously a journalist with The Australian Financial Review, Grant has written books on thought leadership and likes cycling. He’s based in Sydney.

Read more about Grant

Lesley Lopes

Lesley Lopes

Managing Editor

Lesley manages the day-to-day work of our writers, editors and proofreaders. She was a journalist and editor at some of Australia’s largest publishing companies before joining Editor Group in 2014. Lesley loves to read and visit art galleries.

Glenn Rees

Glenn Rees

Senior Manager, Writing

Glenn is one of Australia’s most experienced technology writers and editors. He has worked on high-profile reports, byline articles and other projects for major clients. Glenn has also held senior editorial roles at iTnews, PC User and other leading Australian publications.

Melissa de Villiers

Melissa de Villiers

Senior Manager, Singapore

Melissa leads Editor Group’s Singapore office. Before joining Editor Group, she worked as a writer and editor with commercial and government clients in Singapore and London. Melissa’s short story collection, The Chameleon House, is published by Modjaji Books.

Manuelita Contreras

Manuelita Contreras

Writer & Editor

Manuelita joined Editor Group in March 2018 as a writer. Now based in Sydney, she spent 12 years in Singapore, where she covered Asian markets as a journalist and later as a research analyst. She has written stories for children.

Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Editor & Proofreader

Sam is an editor and proofreader for Editor Group. Previously, Sam has worked as an editor and technical writer for a science startup, and as a writer and researcher for The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. 

Kim Irving

Kim Irving

Senior Editor

Kim is one of our senior editors, responsible for reviewing, editing and proofreading large and small documents for print and online. She has worked as a journalist in Sydney, London and South Africa, and likes books and movies.

Keshavi Jeyaseelan

Keshavi Jeyaseelan

Writer & Editor

Keshavi writes for a broad range of our business and government clients, and plays a key role in managing our firm’s operations. She studied Commercial Law & Political Science, and completed an Honours degree in Government/International Relations, at the University of Sydney. She is fluent in Bahasa Malaysia.

Peter-John Lewis

Peter-John Lewis

Writer & Editor

Pete is an experienced writer and editor with expertise in financial services, professional services, technology and education. He was previously an investor relations consultant, digital content manager with The Tax Institute and editor of Australian Banking + Finance magazine. He also has a PhD in English.

Alan Mascarenhas

Alan Mascarenhas

Specialist Writer & Editor

Alan has an extensive background in corporate communications, journalism and politics. He has written for top organisations and CEOs, advised political leaders and worked for The Sydney Morning Herald. He holds a Bachelor of Arts/Law (First Class Honours) from The University of Sydney and Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

Olivia McDowell

Olivia McDowell

Senior Writer & Editor (New York)

Olivia is our senior writer and editor in New York. She has been with Editor Group since 2010. She has a background in law and journalism, and an eye for Australian, US and UK English. Her passions include travel and baking.

Huntley Mitchell

Huntley Mitchell

Senior Writer & Editor

Huntley is an experienced business writer with a strong understanding of marketing, technology and financial services. Before joining us, he worked in content marketing and as a journalist for the marketing bible B&T, mortgage broking magazine The Adviser and leading travel industry publication Travel Weekly.

Monique Moate

Monique Moate

Editor & Proofreader

Monique edits and proofreads a wide range of material for clients, and has extensive experience in SEO blog writing and academic publishing. She recently completed a Graduate Certificate of Editing and Electronic Publishing from Macquarie University.

Meredith Tucker

Meredith Tucker

Editor & Proofreader

Meredith is a talented writer and editor who has worked with clients in higher education, the heritage sector and local government. She has worked as a journalist and communications advisor, and enjoys running, writing and cake – not necessarily in that order.

Ylla Watkins

Ylla Watkins

Senior Writer & Editor

Ylla is a talented business writer and editor. She has held senior roles at major Australian publications, as well as worked in corporate communications for NSW Business Chamber. Ylla is a keen ‘foodie’ and has contributed to leading restaurant guides.

Jenny Welsh

Jenny Welsh

Editor & Proofreader

Jenny is an expert editor with a deep background in IT, having held senior engineering roles at global technology organisations including HPE. She has a degree in modern languages and is completing a Masters in Publishing.

We support

Editor Group is proud to support the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Translators Without Borders, World Vision and Yalari.

Our books

Think Write Grow

Think Write Grow

In Think Write Grow (Wiley), our founder Grant Butler discusses the value of writing thought leadership material then delivers practical advice on how to produce and deliver it.

Buy online here or contact us directly for copies.

The Essentials of Great Writing

The Essentials of Great Writing

The Essentials of Great Writing (Editor Group) explains everything you need to know about how to write clear and compelling copy for use in business and government in a snappy 70 pages.

Buy online here or contact us directly for copies.

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