Billington Media is an Australian publishing support and consultancy small business run by Sarah Billington who provides assistance for individuals and companies both locally and internationally.
Sarah has experience in both editorial and writing and as well as running Billington Media, Sarah worked concurrently as a digital editor for travel guide Lonely Planet's shared publishing platform, and a casual editor for Month9Books. She has written for Monash University, Thought Catalogue, and Girlfriend magazine and currently writes content for Expedia Singapore and Malaysia, Zookie, MoviePilot and Buzzfeed.
Sarah has completed editing work for companies such as Open Humanities Press, Hyaline House, Arbor Business Writing, and Fast Profits, as well as editing, interior layout and book cover design for authors, both best-selling and debuts of a variety of genres. She is very proud that some of the titles she has edited have gone on to become USA Today and Amazon best-sellers.
In the past, Sarah has been on editorial committees and section managed for Cursive Scripts literary journal, Darebin City Council's INSCRIBE Literary Newspaper and The Box Magazine.
She holds a Certificate IV in Small Business Administration, Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing & Editing) and Bachelor of Writing & Editing, as well as having spent a semester abroad at the University of Leeds, England.
During her studies, as well as a publishing internship and relief part-time employment with Black Dog Books and Ford Street Books, NMIT recognised her abilities and what she had to offer her fellow students and was offered opportunities to present as an industry guest speaker for NMIT's Bachelor of Writing & Publishing as well as the Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing & Editing) programs.
Sarah can be a tough (but definitely not nasty!) editor with a critical eye. She doesn't let anything slip past, and that's exactly what her clients pay her for. She honestly wants your work to be the absolute best it can be and aims to help you build it to its full potential through constructive criticism and brainstorming, to help you develop your own brilliant ways of making your prose shine.
She feels weird writing about herself in the third person.