David Longfield

Managing Director

I started Longueville Media because I was passionate about helping to write and publish books that made a difference to people's lives. 

After completing a literature degree, I secured a wonderful start for a publishing career with a position at Oxford University Press, first in Sydney, then in Melbourne as academic marketing manager. That was 26 years ago. I built on this experience as academic commissioning editor, developing new books for the undergraduate and postgraduate law market at ThomsonReuters.

It was time for a different perspective, so I moved to managing corporate magazines for organisations such as The National Trust, Clayton Utz Lawyers, Fujitsu, and Microsoft, in the custom publishing division of Text Media.

I had always wanted to start my own business, so in 2002 I took the step. I love the variety publishing offers. It’s always fantastic getting to know a new subject area when helping authors create their books. Today I always try to spend time all our clients to help in manuscript development and some ghostwriting.

Gabriella: Our family history partner

If you would like to record your life story, Longueville works with Gabriella at Share your life story. Gabriella will interview you, write your story, and Longueville will publish it for you as a beautiful hardcover book in an elegant linen finish hardback or leather-bound edition.


Senior editor

A writer and editor skilled in both US- and UK-styles of English, with a well-rounded background including business and corporate finance. Siobhan brings diligent attention to detail, strong grammatical skills, and an excellent eye for overall prose flow in her editing. Siobhan has been working with Longueville, editing our clients’ work for 8 years. She is a member of both the Editorial Freelancers Association and the American Copy Editors Society.


copyediting & proofreading

With more than 30 years’ experience as a sub-editor in daily newspapers, Winsome has a great eye for details and plain English editing. 


business & literary Writer

David is a business and finance journalist with over 30 years of experience working for major Australian mastheads. He was Columnist, Editor of Management and senior writer for Business Review Weekly for 25 years, and has written for The Age, Guardian and Herald Sun. He was Editor of Management Today for the Australian Institute of Management, and is currently writing for Forge magazine and Company Director.

David has authored three books: Managing for the Twenty-First Century, The Business Devil’s Dictionary and The World’s Best Jazz Club. He co-authored The Ice Turned Black. He has a PhD in English Literature from Monash University. 


technical editing specialist

Nick is an Accredited Editor with the Institute of Professional Editors and a member of the Society of Editors. He specialises in government and corporate editing and previously had a 14-year diplomatic career with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.



Longueville Media's publishing practice adheres to the clauses in the code of ethics of the Australian Publishers Association relevant to this part of the industry (Royalties are rarely relevant to our agreements, as author's own all their books and work).

We always provide detailed, transparent quotes and work with you to deliver the services that are best for your requirements and priorities.