Words to Book founder Melanie Ostell has worked in book publishing for twenty years – as a bookseller, editor, publisher, literary agent and educator. She was an editor at Text Publishing for more than ten years, and has worked freelance for Allen & Unwin, Hardie Grant, MUP, Pan Macmillan, Penguin Random House and UQP. Melanie has also held publisher positions at UWA Publishing in Perth and Murdoch Books in Sydney. She has led How to Get Published workshops across the country, taught writing and editing at several universities and is a registered mentor with the Australian Society of Authors.