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Jess Gately


Jess Gately is a writer, editor and photographer specialising in science fiction and fantasy literature and author headshots. She loves storytelling in all its formats—written, verbal and visual—and loves helping others tell their stories. She is the Marketing Manager and an Editor at Underground Writers and holds a Masters in Professional Writing and Publishing from Curtin University. She has provided photographic services for Writing WA, Perth Writers Festival and a variety of authors from around the Perth metropolitan area.


Jess Gately provides affordable photographic services to authors and writing organisations around Perth. Her expertise has helped numerous authors build a professional portfolio of quality photos for promotional use, capturing the personality of the authors and their books alike.
She is also a writer and editor with a particular interest in the science fiction and fantasy genres. She was a judge for the 2019 Aurealis Awards and her master's thesis explored the process of editing a manuscript that utilises fictional languages.
Her work with Underground Writers has leant to her experience and interest in working with emerging Australian writers. She has given guest lectures and appeared on panels to talk about how writers can use social media effectively to build an engaged following and connect with the literary community.

Relevant qualifications

B.A. Edith Cowan University
M.A. Curtin University

Recent experience

Photographer at Confluence Words on Water Festival
Photographer at Quantum Words Perth Festival
Guest Speaker at KSP Writers Centre Spring Soiree
Guest lecturer at Edith Cowan University on Social Media for Artists

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Email [email protected]




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