Michelle Montebello, Australian Author, Winner at the 2020 Australian Romance Readers Awards for ‘The Lost Letters of Playfair Street”.

  • Main Category Award: Favourite Contemporary Romance.
  • Member’s Choice Award: Favourite Australian set Romance 2020

I first worked with Marcia when she offered to beta-read one of my manuscripts. Despite the manuscript already undergoing structural and copy editing, she surprised me with how many anomalies she discovered. She is thorough with exceptional attention to detail, and I instantly hired her for my next book! She has now worked on several of my novels (multi-genres) and never fails to surprise me with the inconsistencies and plot holes she finds. She is well-researched, extremely knowledgeable and very affordable. I will never let my work go out into the world without her keen eye reviewing it first. 

I recommend Marcia to any writer wanting a comprehensive edit at a reasonable price.



Jane Hinchey Australian Author

Marcia re-edited two of my existing urban fantasy series, released under my pen name Zahra Stone, (seven books in total) with a proof read/line edit plus edited out the sex scenes to fade to black/closed doors on all 7 books.

She did a brilliant job, was fast, accurate, and a pleasure to work with. I’d have no hesitation in recommending her or working with her again in the future.



Phillipa Nefri Clark Australian Author

Marcia is a valuable member of my extended team. She has a keen eye when proofreading and offers sound and constructive feedback as an alpha or beta reader. Marcia is great to brainstorm with but is also respectful of the work she is entrusted with. She is straight-talking about what is and isn’t working and has a genuine desire to do the best for her clients. I wholeheartedly recommend Marcia.



Jennifer Scoullar, Australian Author

Marcia is my chief beta reader and I’m impressed with the insights she gives me. Marcia pushes authors to consider new angles, helps them identify flaws and continuity problems, and solidly strengthens their stories. She has an excellent instinct for structural editing and I can confidently recommend Marcia to any author in pursuit of literary success.



Helen Ebdon, Creator of Take 15 Program, Owner of Take 15 Consultation Agency

Words like detailed, thorough, reliable, and proactive come to mind when I think about Marcia Batton. Her excellent communication and always on-time attitude is why I entrust her with editing and proofreading articles and blogs for my business.

I have no hesitation in recommending Marcia.
You will not be disappointed.


Norman Sharpe, Author of memoir ‘Eat Your Pumpkin First’

Just had a quick go through and I am very happy to say, it flows like a book!! Really happy so another big thank you, amazing how your tidy up has smoothed the rough spots and made it an easy read. Thanks again Norm

Thanks so much for helping and supporting Norm to get a much improved version of his book. We’re both very grateful by the way you have worked through this. You have been so thorough and personable. We’re very excited to see the final result. Hanne Sharpe (Norm’s wife).

Eat Your Pumpkin First – Sharpe, Norman | 9798764921952 | Amazon.com.au | Books

Susanne Becker. Australian Author

Marcia was recommended to me, and as a novice writer, I found her to be an excellent mentor from our first conversation about the book to the final proofed manuscript. Her writing advice targeted the genre (cosy mystery), and feedback on structure and grammar was specific and invaluable. I look forward to continuing our relationship with further books.

All Too Familiar: A Collection of Paranormal Cozy Mysteries eBook : Hinchey, Jane, Holmes, Polly, Ethan, Kelly, White, Belinda, Lester, Paula, Mundy, Maggie, Becker, Susanne, Bernard, Christine: Amazon.com.au: Books