Writing, editing, publishing and training

“If you can’t say what you mean, you will never mean what you say”

Mike Clancy

Mike Clancy in a relaxed mood

The origins of the above quote are obscure but it proved to be one of the most memorable lines from the movie epic, The Last Emperor. In writing for any audience, it is a good maxim to keep in mind.

Communication involves the ability of the writer to relate essential facts and ideas to the reading audience in a manner that the reader is able to understand and then, if needed, act upon. Writing style should convey this ability to communicate; indeed it is the hallmark of anyone in the teaching, research or knowledge management professions.

As an experienced  writer and as an editor, Mike believes that the best output can be obtained when writers, researchers and editors work closely together in the development and delivery of the final product. Mike firmly believes that an important role for the editor to play is that of “author’s advocate” who, while staying true to the author’s intent, looks at any piece as would a general reader. His (or her) suggestions to authors are often made with this role in mind. This is true across virtually all writing genres from academic essays to corporate proposals and annual report to stakeholders.

This website has been developed as a result of Mike’s experience working with other writers in Australia, in the Middle East and throughout Asia. The intent is to build a community for those professionals and others who write creatively but who want to write more productively.

Mike is always available to assist companies as well as individual writers and researchers with any queries they may have. Prices are reasonable, professionalism is assured.

Services include:

  • Volume, manuscript and copy editing
  • Research and manuscript development
  • Blogs and online content creation
  • Assistance with theses and dissertations
  • Corporate presentations, manuals and reports
  • Tutoring, course development and presentations
  • Staff creativity and productivity training

For more information on the services we offer, please see our services page.

Mike is a qualified trainer and teaches his courses on the Australian Gold Coast and elsewhere in Australia and overseas. For information on courses Mike conducts visit our ‘Courses Offered’ section. He is also a full professional member of the Queensland Society of Editors  and the Australian Institute of Professional Editors (IPED).

For a no-obligation discussion and quotation please email Mike  at genie@thecreativegenie.com.au or skype: MikeClancy2.

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