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Book collaborations, life stories

Home without a homeland   Sing Me That Lovely Song Again   'Gelignite' Jack Murray

Home without a homeland

Nora Huppert
Sydney Jewish Museum, 2012
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Thank you, Diana, for your care, support and encouragement throughout this project. Your confidence, good humour and optimism went a long way to helping me reach this result. I would never have achieved it without you.
Nora Huppert


 

Sing me that lovely song again…

Helga Griffin
Pandanus Books, 2006 
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To collaborate with Diana Giese brought reassurance, nurture, instruction and pleasure. Like a discriminating gardener she pruned many tangled passages while leaving my blooms, my best sentences, completely unaltered, so that I felt I still owned the text. She also matched pictures and text with both serious and playful purpose.
Helga Griffin

 

'Gelignite’ Jack Murray

Phil Murray
New Holland, 2017

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Writer and editor Diana Giese’s mentorship, expertise and insight enabled me to bring my dream of writing my father’s biography to reality. This book would not exist without Diana’s professional editing, advice and guidance.

Phil Murray 

From Shekki to Sydney   My Animated Life  

From Shekki to Sydney: An Autobiography

Stanley Hunt
Wild Peony/University of Hawaii Press, 2009
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It was the expert guidance and mentorship of Diana Giese that helped me to develop and structure my writing into a book…Diana and I worked together for over a year on writing, reorganising and rewriting the rough manuscripts to produce the fullest possible account of my life.
Stanley Hunt
 
 

My Animated Life

Yoram Gross
Brandl & Schlesinger, 2011
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Millions of Australians grew up watching Dot and the Kangaroo and   Blinky Bill, but the story of Yoram Gross, the man behind such beloved characters, is far more interesting than any piece of fiction.
Encore magazine online

 

 Letter from my Father

Dasia Black
Brandl & Schlesinger, 2012
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The book would not have been written without my editor Diana Giese... 
Dasia Black

     
         

WHILE HER CHILDREN SWUNG FROM THE CHANDELIER

Joan Philips
Sydney Jewish Museum, 2014
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…Keep your minds ever-active, let your thoughts run free
And you too can be a Matriarch of East Sydney.

 

Once, Only the Swallows Were Free

Gabrielle Gouch
Hybrid Publishers, 2013
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Writing is a lonely job and having Diana Giese available to discuss ideas—from the writing to the design of the cover—was of great help to me. I found her structural editing very valuable and her knowledge of the publishing world useful.

I am not endowed with patience, and could not have worked with someone who takes weeks to deliver. Diana was always prompt and professional.

Her encouragement when the situation seemed hopeless, as it must to most writers at times, was invaluable.
Gabrielle Gouch

 
 

Accidentally Istanbul

Nancy Knudsen
Tamejin Publishing, 2016

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Heartfelt thanks go to my long-time editor Diana Giese for her untiring support, guidance and unfailing enthusiasm during the editing and production process turning my manuscript into a publishable book.
Nancy Knudsen

   

Recollections of Mr Manoly Lascaris

 
   
   

Recollections of Mr Manoly Lascaris

Vrasidas Karalis 
Brandl & Schlesinger, 2008 
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I’d like to thank Diana Giese, my editor, for her inventive and imaginative interventions in the text. 
Vrasidas Karalis

 
   
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