Writing,  Editing,  Publishing  &  Design

caring for people, process & product


Jessica Syme


             Sarah Cte Press is a boutique publisher, owner operated by Jessica Syme since 2000.

                               Located on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

    • Assistance with writing, editing, publishing and design needs
    • Stylish & professional cover design
    • Offering mentoring for self-publishing                                                                
    • Personalised service
    • Accurate, thoughtful work, with artistic flair
    • Providing professional writing & photography for books, magazines, websites & catalogues.      
    • http://jessicasyme.wix.com/designer-journey                                       


Jessica Syme: Qualifications

Masters of Editing and Publishing:  University of Southern Queensland, 2005.

                                      Research Masters. 25 000 words. The Book as Artefact.

Graduate Diploma of Writing, Editing and Publishing:  University of Southern Queensland. 2005.

Graduate Diploma of Arts: University of Adelaide, 1991.

Bachelor of Education: University of Adelaide, 1989.





Masters of Cross-disciplinary Art & Design, College of Fine Art, University of NSW.

Contact:   jessicasyme@iinet.net.au  to discuss professional writing, editing & design projects.

Phone: 07-55221004 



  • Professional writing
  • Professional editing
  • Publication design
  • Cover design
  • Photography 
  • Mentoring for self-publishing
  • Website and online content
  • Design solutions for projects.

Jessica Syme is available as a lecturer, and is a member of CLA (Cruise Lecturer's Association)


Topics include:

  • Self-publishing
  • Write your own biography
  • Australian travel destinations
  • World Architecture
  • The wonder of textiles  - patterns, culture & design
  • Cross-disciplinary Art & Design.




Most work can be conducted online.

Documents sent in Word format, PDF or InDesign.


News and Events


Jessica Syme: Writing & photography for 5 drives.

Noosa to Sydney; New England Tableland; Gold Coast hinterland; Mission Beach to Port Douglas; Sunshine Coast hinterland.