hi, i’m amber.

Amber Gwynne is a Meanjin/Brisbane-based writer, editor and educator whose work spans the university, public service, and academic publishing sectors.

An experienced verbal and visual communicator, she has significant experience in content development, strategic communications, academic editing and publishing, qualitative research and data analysis, and tertiary-level teaching in the areas of English structure, style and mechanics.


Originally from Toowoomba, Queensland, Amber grew up in Papua New Guinea and moved to Brisbane when she finished high school to study at The University of Queensland. She graduated with majors in linguistics and writing (2007), going on to complete a Master’s in Writing, Editing and Publishing (2011) and a PhD in media and cultural studies (2017).

Her dissertation explored the experiences of self-help readers with a history of mental illness. It was commended during examination for the clarity and confidence of its expression and received a Dean’s Award for Outstanding HDR theses (2018).

Amber has taught in the writing programs at UQ since 2014 and is now a senior officer in the public service, where she develops and edits a range of content to support strategic communication projects.

In her capacity as co-editor of the Journal of Australian Studies, Amber has prepared 150+ articles for publication, drawing on more than a decade of copyediting and proofreading experience.

Her creative non-fiction has been published in Overland, Kill Your Darlings and orangepeel, among others.


Amber writes and edits text for a range of media, helping students and other professionals to craft documents that people want to read—whether by conducting initial research, putting pen to paper, or performing final revisions.

With a background in linguistics, she brings a unique expertise to working with words.

Contact Amber by email to discuss your project.

Amber can help prepare and finesse blog posts, articles (especially academic articles), corporate documentation, and HDR (MPhil and PhD) theses. She generates competitive custom quotes based on the professional rates recommended by the Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd).

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orangepeel: ‘it is a gift’

Kill Your Darlings: ‘Living like this’

Overland: ‘The harder questions we should be asking on R U OK? Day’

Contact Amber at hi@ambergwynne.com to discuss your project.