Sybil Nolan a lecturer in publishing and communications at the University of Melbourne. Her career includes stints as a newspaper journalist/editor and as a commissioning editor at Melbourne University Publishing.
Nolan began her career as a newspaper journalist. She spent more than 15 years working in Australia and overseas, including seven years at the Age where her roles included foreign news editor, daily features editor and opinion editor.
In 2003, Sybil moved to book publishing as a commissioning editor at Melbourne University Publishing. From 2007 she worked as a freelance structural editor while completing her PhD in media and political history. Many of the authors she has worked with in the past decade come from journalism and media. They include Mark Dodd, Michael Gawenda, Charles Happell, Antony Loewenstein, Mary Moody, Russell Robinson, and the late Pamela Bone.