the book doctor: about us



We are writers and educators interested in the arts of writing. Having gone through the process of producing published work ourselves, we have personal experience of the problems and joys associated with becoming published authors. We are happy to be able to use our knowledge to help others.

Our principal is Margaret Johnson. Educated in New Zealand, the United States and Australia, she holds degrees from each country, including a PhD with distinction from the University of Western Australia, where she was also awarded a post-doctoral research fellowship. Her writing credits include articles in Australian and international journals, a set of readers used in teaching English as a second language and adult literacy courses, and academic works. She has published in Australia, New Zealand, England, and the United States. Her editing experience ranges from small-readership magazines, through anthologies and journals, to book-length publications and theses.

Margaret is a full member of the Australian Society of Authors. She is a past president of the Society of Editors (Tasmania), which is a branch of the Institute of Professional Editors. She has been involved in secondary, tertiary and adult education and editing for over forty years. She has recently been a speaker at the Festival of Golden Words and a judge of the Forty South short story competition.



the book doctor
69 Sandville Place
Tasmania 7020

(03) 6239 9423