Sonya Murphy

Writer | Editor | Designer | Publisher

Sonya Murphy has worked in graphic design and publishing for over 30 years. She began her career as an apprentice Hand and Machine Compositor, the second female apprentice to be employed at The Advertiser Newspaper in Adelaide, South Australia. At that time the industry was changing at a rapid pace with computers replacing production methods that had been the industry standard since the late 19th century.

Sonya opened her first business in 1987 and successfully provided services to book and magazine publishers through the many technological changes the industry faced.

In 2015, Sonya went back to study to expand her skills in writing, editing and publishing. On completion of her BA in Professional Writing and Publishing she re-branded her former business and Adala Group and Adala Publishing were born. Sonya has a love of writing and is currently completing a Master of Creative Writing at Macquarie University. She’s also undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Communication Design at Deakin University to further develop her digital design skills.

Sonya brings her passion for words and design into her business. She provides writing, editing, graphic and web design services to small businesses and start-ups.

As a publisher she works with authors to bring their books to life. Sonya also coaches and mentors authors who wish to produce and publish their books themselves.

Sonya can be contacted at or on 0411 856 362. You can view her websites at or

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