Bernadette Foley is one of the most connected people in the publishing industry, working as an editor and publisher for over 30 years. She was publisher of fiction and non-fiction for international publishing house Hachette Australia for 10 years, working with such authors as Di Morrissey, William McInnes, Gabrielle Lord, Graeme Blundell, Kate Ceberano, Bronwyn Parry, Lian Hearn, Pamela Freeman, Troy Cassar-Daley and many more. In 2015, Bernadette received the George Robertson Award for Service to the Australian Publishing Industry.
Through programs at the Australian Writers' Centre and other centres, Bernadette has guided many manuscripts to publication. She has spoken at national writers’ festivals and editing and writing events. She also co-created the Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing at University of Technology Sydney and teaches in the Editing and Publishing unit.
Bernadette teaches Writing Workout, Novel Writing Essentials and Write Your Novel.