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Our editors are both experienced academics and professional editors, which is what allows us to produce work of the very highest standard in the extremely specialised field of academic editing.

Dr Sarah Pearce, Assistant Head Editor, Senior Fiction Editor & YECL Course Presenter at Capstone Editing

Dr Sarah Pearce

Assistant Head Editor, Senior Fiction Editor & YECL Course Presenter

  • PhD (English), Flinders University
  • Honours (German), University of Adelaide
  • Diploma of Languages (German), University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Arts (English and Linguistics), University of Adelaide

Dr Sarah Pearce is a specialist academic editor, fiction editor, early career researcher and poet. Her research interests include poetry, Gothic literature, nineteenth-century women’s literature, feminist criticism and female embodiment. Her PhD focused on the suffering female body in the works of Emily and Charlotte Brontë, synthesising contemporary feminist theory and Gothic theory to provide an account of the multiple significances of the female body in canonical texts.

Her scholarly and creative publications appear in Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies, Outskirts: Feminisms along the edge, Meniscus, Writing from Below and TEXT. She has also peer reviewed various journal articles and books and co-edited two special issues of Writing from Below. She is highly experienced in developing and editing applications for academic employment and promotion, having worked in the Flinders University Research Office as an ARC grant applications auditor and editor prior to joining Capstone Editing, where she has continued to excel in this area. Dr Pearce is deeply familiar with the publishing expectations for both scholarly and creative work, the specific academic requirements for Honours, Masters and PhD theses and different kinds of funding and employment applications.

Dr Pearce is an accomplished, flexible and professional editor, whose broad-ranging research, publishing and editorial experience equips her to approach a variety of editing jobs with sensitivity and rigour.


Journal Articles
  • Pearce, S 2017, ‘Reading (Not-)Eating in the Works of Emily and Charlotte Brontë’, Outskirts: Feminisms along the Edge, vol. 36, pp. 1–21.
  • Pearce, S 2015, ‘Confinement and Consumption: Reflections on the Gothic in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (1847) and Charlotte Brontë’s Villette (1853)’, Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies, vol. 2, no.1, pp. 34–48.
  • Urry, K & Pearce, S 2019, ‘Queer’, Writing from Below, Special Issue: Space and Place.
  • Pearce, S 2018, ‘With No Cock’, Writing from Below, Special Issue: Art(i)culations of Violence, vol. 3, no. 2.
  • Pearce, S 2020, ‘Where Do We Go from Here?’, Meniscus Literary Journal, vol. 8, no. 1, p. 151.
  • Pearce, S 2020, ‘April’, TEXT, Special Issue, no. 58, p. 109.
  • Pearce, S 2017, ‘Istanbul’, Meniscus Literary Journal, vol. 5, no. 1, p. 36.
Book Reviews
  • Pearce, S 2019, ‘Wound and Wor(l)d: Violence and Optimism in Poetry’, TEXT, vol. 23, no. 2.
  • Pearce, S 2018, ‘From Silence into Song’, TEXT, vol. 22, no. 2.