Carody Culver is a Brisbane-based writer and editor. Her work has appeared in The Lifted Brow online, The Toast, Kill Your Darlings, frankie online, Daily Life, Peppermint, Broadsheet, Archer, Seizure, Books+Publishing and Spook; she was also the 2014 books columnist for the Kill Your Darlings blog. She holds a PhD in Literary Studies and has had academic papers published in the Journal of Language, Literature and Culture and M/C Journal.
As a freelance editor and copywriter, Carody has successfully completed projects for a variety of creative and corporate clients, including Queensland University of Technology, the State Library of Queensland, the Supreme Court Library of Queensland, Cole Lawson Communications, StudySelect and The Fashion Archives. She’s also proofread manuscripts for Affirm Press, guest-edited a special issue of M/C Journal and provided reader’s reports for UQP. She regularly writes and edits copy for small businesses and independent creatives, and edits and proofreads PhD theses, academic journal articles, fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, and professional documents such as annual reports, workplace policies and tertiary course profiles.
In 2013, Carody was chosen as one of Seizure’s four winning editors for their Viva La Novella 2 project, and worked with one of the competition’s four winning authors, the very talented Julie Proudfoot, to help her prepare her novella, The Neighbour, for publication.