Catherine Thorsen

Carta Editorial Services

I want to help you make your novel the best it can be.

Carta Editorial Services opened in 2018, with an aim to provide novice- and debut authors with friendly and affordable editing services. Since then, I have worked extensively with authors who want to query or self-publish high-quality manuscripts.

I understand how scary it can be to show your work to an outsider, especially for the first time. To make it all a little bit easier, I believe in encouraging, constructive feedback and an open dialogue. I will help you set achievable goals, based on your strengths and ambitions.

Genres: Psychological Thrillers. Domestic Thrillers. Mysteries. Suspense. Women’s Fiction. Epistolary Fiction/Mixed Media. UpLit/Feelgood. Urban Fantasy. Paranormal Romance.

Specialities: Strong women protagonists. Cat-and-mouse-games. Stalkers. Cults. Unreliable narrators. Small-town and family dynamics. LGBTQIA+. Witches. Ghosts. Magic.

Target Audience: Adult. Young Adult. Middle Grade.

Every author is different, and so is their process. I’m flexible in how I structure my services, and aim to fit most budgets. Email me for a no-commitment chat, free sample and quote today:

When I’m not editing, I like to read, swim, solve puzzles and kill plants in increasingly creative ways because the internet told me to. I live in a small town in Western Australia with my partner and our two cats.

I am a member of Editorial Freelancers Association, National Association of Independent Writers & Editors, WritingWA, Sisters in Crime Australia, and the Australian Crime Writers Association.

I look forward to hearing from you!
Catherine (she/her)

Busselton, Western Australia


Years in the field: 5
Years freelancing: 5


Catherine Thorsen