About Tom

Welcome to Art of Almost, the personal blog of Melbourne writer and freelance editor, Tom O’Connell. Tom has a Bachelor of Writing and Publishing and was the recipient of the NMIT Manuscript Consultation Fellowship Award in 2013. His work has appeared in [untitled], Vine LeavesPage Seventeen, n-scribe and Crack the Spine. He currently edits for Busybird Publishing and Sid Harta Publishers.

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He even impatiently poses for photos!


Achievements

  • Holds a Bachelor of Writing and Publishing from Melbourne Polytechnic.
  • Recipient of the Bachelor of Writing and Publishing’s Manuscript Fellowship Consultation Award in 2013.
  • Shortlisted for Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s Write Now! 2014 Short Story Competition.

Editing Experience

  • As of 2015, Tom has been editing for Sid Harta Publishers, a reputable vanity publisher with a diverse catalogue that includes work by the Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Tim Fischer.
  • Since 2014, Tom has proofread and copy-edited an assortment of business and self-help books for Busybird Publishing. Of recent note, he was fortunate enough to proofread the memoir of gold jacket-wearing celebrity Collingwood fan Joffa Corfe.
  • Tom was one of two lead editors on the 2014 issue of NMIT publication, Time to Write.
  • In 2014, Tom interned with The Lifted Brow. He worked as an editorial assistant on the Ego and Medicine issues (#23 and #24).
  • In 2012, Tom was the lead editor on the forty-seventh issue of NMIT’s student publication, INfusion.
  • In 2011–2012, Tom interned with Busybird Publishing. During this time, he was an assistant editor on the literary journal, [untitled].

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