Author Services Australia was founded in January 2020. Owner and founder Clayton Hobbs is a successful self-published author with over a decade of experience in the self-publishing industry. As co-author of several very successful self-published children’s books, he understands the emotional and financial investment indie authors make in their work.
Author Services Australia works closely with the Canadian company, Indie Publishing Group, to help self-published authors create professional, premium, high-quality books. If you’re looking to take your books to the next level, then Author Services Australia would love to help.
Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about Author Services Australia.
Author Services Australia Mission
Here at Author Services Australia, we want to form transparent, open, and honest relationships with our clients. We offer a wide variety of services specifically targeted at self-published authors and small businesses. If you have been looking for assistance with getting your book ready for self-publishing, then please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us. We’d love to talk to you about how we can help you with formatting, editing, layout, proofreading, or ghostwriting services in Australia.
Author Services Australia Philosophy
We believe that open and honest communication between you and us is vital to a successful outcome for your project. We love to hear your feedback and appreciate that staying in touch throughout the project is an important part of any business relationship.
We are open to email communication 24/7, 365 days a year, and always do our best to answer all emails in a timely fashion. We’re going to be working hard over the next year to build Author Services Australia into a comprehensive resource for self-published authors across Australia.
When you first start as an author, it can be extremely intimidating and daunting. There is a lot of information out there, and not all of it makes sense. If you have any questions about the self-publishing process or about Author Services Australia and the self-publishing services that we provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We’ll always do our best to help answer any questions that you may have and make your self-publishing journey as simple and straightforward as possible.
Author Services Australia – Meet Our Team!
Clayton Hobbs – Owner/Head Writer/Project Manager
I own and operate Author Services Australia, a self-publishing company assisting Australian and New Zealand authors to self-publish their books and make their dreams come true. We offer affordable self-publishing services, including ghostwriting, editing, proofing, illustrations, formatting, social media, and marketing.
I am an experienced writer with over twenty self-published books, two successful children’s book series (My Little Fart Series and Hockey Wars, published under the name Ben Jackson), and five years of writing experience creating website content, blogs, social media content, articles, and much more.
I have spent over seven years in the freelancing industry working as a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and social media content creator. I also work closely with my wife, Chrissy, owner of Indie Publishing Group, a self-publishing website designed to help Canadian and American authors self-publish their books.
Ebook Formatting, Paperback Formatting, and Hardcover Formatting and Layout
Chrissy Hobbs – Head Formatter/Book Design
Chrissy started Indie Publishing Group in 2016. IPG offers editing, formatting, illustration services, cover design, publishing assistance, and more to self-published authors in Canada and the United States. Experienced in the self-publishing world, Chrissy (pen name Sam Lawrence) is also the co-author with Ben Jackson on the My Little Fart Series and Hockey Wars book series.
Chrissy has almost a decade of experience in self-publishing, working as a project manager, graphic designer, and formatter. She’s experienced with formatting all types of books, including poetry books, children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, recipes, memoirs, and much more! You can learn more about our ebook formatting and paperback book formatting services here.
Manuscript Evaluations, Proofreading, Copy Editing, and Developmental Editing
Tim Baril – Editor
I’m an independent author and editor. As an editor, I help people better communicate with the world. It’s a pleasure to work with clients in a wide variety of industries and on all kinds of projects. On a personal level, working with so many different clients has been a great way to develop my own skills and to give to others as I share what I’ve learned. This collaborative process makes us all better at what we do, and a stronger team.
Tim works on both fiction and non-fiction projects and has over a decade of experience helping authors from around the world with editing their projects. If you would like to talk to Tim about any editing projects, please don’t hesitate to reach out via the Contact Us Page on the website. You can learn more about our professional editing services here.
Marilyn Boake – Editor
Marilyn is an editor and writer. She holds an editing certificate through Simon Fraser University and has edited over 200 manuscripts, both fiction and nonfiction. She loves to work with new authors to make their story shine, providing encouragement and teaching along the way. Marilyn does a fantastic job with manuscript appraisals/evaluations and enjoys helping new authors prepare their manuscripts for the next step in their self-publishing journey. If you would like to talk to Marilyn about any editing projects, please don’t hesitate to reach out via the Contact Us Page on the website. You can learn more about our professional editing services here.
Kirstin Whitman – Editor
Kirstin is a graduate of Brescia University College, and after completing her degree in English Language and Literature, she went on to earn an editing certificate through Simon Fraser University. As a self-proclaimed bookworm, she never leaves the house without a novel or two. Her passion lies in helping authors from underrepresented groups share their stories and experiences. If you would like to talk to Kirstin about any editing projects, please don’t hesitate to reach out via the Contact Us Page on the website. You can learn more about our professional editing services here.
Senica Maltese – Children’s Book Editor
Senica Maltese is a Canadian writer, editor, and animated film enthusiast. In 2016, she earned her BA in Writing and English Literature from the University of Victoria and moved to the United Kingdom to pursue her Masters in Creative Writing, Prose Fiction, at the University of East Anglia. If you would like to talk to Senica about any children’s book editing or children’s chapter book editing projects, please don’t hesitate to reach out via the Contact Us Page on the website. You can learn more about our professional editing services here.
Cassandra Filice – Editor
Cassandra Filice has 20 years of professional writing and editing experience.
Before turning to her writing and editing business full time, she taught high school English for nine years. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies and been shortlisted for awards. Cassandra hosts week-long writing retreats with bestselling Simon & Schuster authors in Newfoundland, Canada. She loves working closely with her clients to help them understand the editing process and how to navigate the worlds of self publishing, marketing, and promotion.
Cassandra also has extensive experience in the field of mental wellness and workplace mental health. From working with clients on their memoirs to writing for large nonprofits, Cassandra is passionate about bringing awareness and support to these areas of need. You can learn more about our professional editing services here.
Cassandra is available for manuscript evaluations, stylistic edits, copyedits, and ghostwriting. If you would like to talk to Cassandra about any editing projects, please don’t hesitate to reach out via the Contact Us Page on the website.
Graphic Design, Illustrations, and Cover Design
Tanya Zeinalova – Illustrator
Tanya is our extremely talented children’s book illustrator! She has vast experience working in the children’s book design category and has successfully helped almost 100 children’s book authors bring their stories to life with beautiful illustrations. Tanya is available to illustrate your children’s book or chapter book and is familiar with a variety of different illustration styles and techniques. If you are searching for professional, high-quality, and stunning children’s book illustrations, please don’t hesitate to reach out via the Contact Us Page on the website. You can learn more about our professional children’s book illustrations services here.
Britt Wilson – Graphic Design and Cover Creation
Brittany is a graphic designer and illustrator. She has been specialising in book cover design since 2018 and has collaborated with dozens of authors to design their covers. She understands how crucial it is to make your book stand out amongst the competition and is privileged to have the trust of her clients in helping them create their dream book covers. If you are searching for professional, high-quality, and stunning book cover designs, including fiction and non-fiction book covers, please don’t hesitate to reach out via the Contact Us Page on the website. You can learn more about our book cover design services here.