Rivqa RafaelRivqa Rafael is a freelance editor and writer based in Sydney. She started writing speculative fiction well before earning degrees in science and writing, although they have probably helped. Her editorial specialties are health and science in all forms (magazines, books, academia and custom publications); she also writes reviews and articles.

Previous gigs include sub-editor and reviews editor for Cosmos magazine, assistant editor at the Medical Journal of Australia, and online zookeeper for musicians Tim Rogers and You Am I. She has a science degree with honours in microbiology, a master’s degree in professional writing, and a graduate diploma of editing and publishing. Her full CV is available on LinkedIn.

Rivqa is active on Twitter and Goodreads. Please use the contact form to request a quote for an editing or writing project.


  • Interview on Angela Slatter’s blog (February 2016)
  • Interview with David McDonald on the GalactiChat podcast (February 2016)
  • Interview by Tansy Rayner Roberts for the Australian Speculative Fiction Snapshot (August 2016)
  • CSFG interview about The Never Never Land (June 2016)