Quality is the key to success

Our boutique business is designed for professionals by publishing industry professionals. What this means in practice is that we apply the same rigorous standards to your self-published book as a traditional publisher would to a commercially-published book.

If we believe that something in your manuscript needs improving or changing, we will always tell you – even if you don’t ask. Because of this professional approach and attention to detail, your book will not look or sound self-published.

There are many automated online self-publishing services available. These have their place, but we know from experience that our clients want an end-to-end service that reflects the quality of their business. This can be best achieved by your publisher understanding your business personality: who you are, what you do, and how you do it.

Our team

David Longfield, Managing Director

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

David has 26 years of publishing experience. He specialises in strategic manuscript development and ghostwriting. Prior to founding Longueville Media, he worked for Oxford University Press, Text Media Custom Publishing and Thomson Legal & Regulatory, where he held roles that included marketing and publishing magazines and legal books.

Siobhan Gallagher

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 client's work for 7 years.

Winsome Byrne

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

David James

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. 

Nick Turner

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.

Translating known skills to written product

The audience for a book is very different to the audience for a consulting business and our book, Network Centred Leadership, is an extremely useful way to explain who we are and what we do.

David Longfield was a great help in translating our known skills into a written product. He works particularly well with people and knows how to pull together all of the elements that make a good book.
— Charles Carnegie, Waypoint Group