The right words, crafted well, are powerful in moving humans towards action. Your words in your books, reports, marketing materials and website are your tools to convey your message and vision to your audience and make an impact. Thank you for considering Wendy & Words to assist you to craft and polish your words and message. 

You may have many reasons for writing:

  • convey an uplifting or empowering message

  • share your life story and lessons to help others

  • share your expertise to grow your business

  • educate and empower your clients

  • hook your ideal client 

  • to secure a new position through a resume or CV

  • prepare an annual report to the Board

  • self-healing and leaving a family legacy

I am Wendy Millgate-Stuart, Editor and founder of Wendy & Words. I walk with you towards accomplishing your writing and publishing goals through my customised editing and writing skills and author support and mentoring. I am a detailed, intuitive and creative professional editor. My 10 years of editorial experience and client engagement has provided me with the knowledge to also help with non-fiction book planning, writing, re-writing, and author support. 


I only accept a certain number of books per year, so that I can give my clients and their words the care and nurturing that they need, and that I need too! I do have a small team that can help with certain types of editing and writing. It is essential to book ahead with me. Trusted editors and publishing colleagues in the industry work collaboratively with me, as well, so if I am unable to work on your project in your required time frame, let's still talk. I may have someone who can assist - often with me still walking alongside you as a sounding board and cheerleader - or even sharing certain stages of the editing process!

Contact me Now to Discuss Your Project. 

I offer a free 15 minute consultation

Book Editing Genres

My most popular book editing categories are:

  • self-help and psychology

  • spirituality and religion

  • health, fitness and nutrition 

  • memoir and life story 

  • business and marketing

  • education

Documents Edited

My most popular document editing projects are:

  • annual reports

  • business reports

  • resumes & CVs

  • book proposals

  • blogs

  • training manuals

Want to write a book, or have started but need some help in moving forward?

Planning is essential. Through my   

1-on-1 Brainstorming session, I listen and brainstorm with you the best way forward, from whichever point you are at on your writing and publishing journey. 


We can strategise and plan your book, get your part-manuscript back on track, deal with any blocks or ... whatever is needed! This is about you and your needs, and us connecting. 

Need ongoing mentoring? We can design just the right sort of bespoke mentoring and writing support that you need for your particular writing journey and goals. For example, weekly, fortnight or monthly check-ins either in-person or via Skype or Zoom.

Need ghostwriting support?


During some of the editing services. there is the opportunity for me to step in and ghostwrite on your behalf, or simply write creative examples for you to draw inspiration on. I also can help with writing back cover blurbs, manuscript submissions, manuscript content, reports, blogs and more. My approach is creative and collaborative. 




1-on-1 Brainstorming



Does your manuscript now need an assessment, edit or proofread? Or do you need some quick feedback to move forward?

Choose from a range of assessment and editing services, which can be applied to a variety of content e.g. book or eBook manuscripts, inspirational cards, website content, reports, marketing materials, manuscript submissions, resumes, magazine articles and more.


For a quality manuscript, a combination of services may be applied.

  • Manuscript Assessment

  • Content & Structural editing 

  • Line Editing

  • Copy Editing

  • Proofreading 

These services can be booked as a stand-alone service or bundled into packages. These packages offer you choices that consider your publishing plans, budget and manuscript needs. They also reflect how much work you want to do yourself and how much you’d like us to do for you! 

The packaged price are guidelines. Each project will receive an individual quote.


BOOK editing

Non-fiction Manuscript Assessments and Book Editing

Looking for a detailed and professional final polish-up, with confidentiality assured?

All  written text requires editing and/or proofreading by an objective third party for best quality. This is not only true for individual writers, but especially when multiple authors have been involved with the writing (e.g. in annual reports, joint research papers and Cabinet papers).

As a professional editor recognised by the Institute of Professional Editors, Wendy's keen eye for detail, and knowledge of Australian Commonwealth Editing standards, is in increasing demand by government departments, not-for-profit organisations and post-graduate students.

Government clients have included:
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, CSIRO (Qld & Corporate), Arts Qld and Qld Museum.


Academic: Churchie Grammar and various post-grad students (both Australian and abroad).




document editing

Government, Corporate, Business & Academic Editing


Integral to success is having a clear strategy based on well-founded principles and planning  to bring all the right ingredients together for the desired result. A Book Planning & Strategy Session can save you countless hours and dollars in writing, re-writing and editing. 

Let's get clarity on your message and content now, and the publishing direction you're going in. Book a one-on-one session geared just for you.


"Thanks for today. I feel reconnected again  with my book and the process."
W&W Brainstorm Client 

1-1 Brainstorm
Book Planning & Strategy Session

Wendy Stuart

0432 486 687

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram