Projects

WRITING AND COPY WRITING

2019: Personal biography for the Animal Justice Party website. Personal biography for AJP campaign leaflet. Speech for Bring Back Our Buses meeting, held in Bondi Junction. Speech for meeting of Diamond Bay – Vaucluse Precinct Committee, held in Vaucluse. Answers to challenging questions, for meeting of AJP East and Inner West Regional Group, held in Newtown

2018: Sydney Catholic Schools’ five-part SCS Style Manual – ‘SCS House Style’, ‘SCS Written Style’, ‘The Parts of a Publication’, ‘A Step-by-step Guide to Publication Production’ and ‘Style for Official SCS Documents’. Back-cover blurb for author Michael Bezzina’s book Authentic Learning: Why it matters and what we can do about it. Personal views and information for the Animal Justice Party’s Wentworth by-election leaflet. AJP responses to the Smashed Avocado movement’s questions to by-election candidates. AJP speech for the Meet the Candidates event, held in Bondi

February–April 2018: Weekly or fortnightly 200- or 400-word responses to grammatical questions published on Concise Writing Consultancy’s website – ‘What is the difference between “less” and “fewer”?’ ‘Why can’t I lower case the pronoun “I”?’ ‘When do I use “either … or” and “neither … nor”?’ ‘When do I use “a” and “an”?’ ‘Do I write “compare to” or “compare with”?’ ‘What is the difference in meaning between “practical” and “practicable”?’

2015: Back-cover blurb for author Melanie Jane Ellaway’s book ‘Once upon a Time’. Narcissistic Abuse: The Raw Truth. Synopsis for author Miki Simmonds’s manuscript Mod Journey: An Unconventional Life

2010: Marketing summary document for Jodi Williams’s book Lapband® and Laughter, Messenger Publishing. Back-cover blurb for Lisa Messenger’s Creating Brand Energy, Messenger Publishing

2008–10: ‘Editor’s Corner’ column in NSW Writers’ Centre magazine Newswrite

2008–09: ‘Language FAQs’ column in national public-sector magazine Government News

2008: RailCorp’s CityRail 2009 Timetable Staff Pocket Guide

2004–06: Articles ‘And So This Is Christmas’ and ‘Talking Turkey’ in Vegan Voice magazine

2004: Review of Don Watson’s book Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language, and inspired by the book, I devised a word-watch body I called ECAB: Eradicate Corporate-speak And Bureaucratese, and wrote various pieces to promote it

2003: Grey Areas and Gremlins: A grammar and punctuation refresher text-workbook, for classroom use and as a standalone resource; available in print form via mail order for $45 (no GST) plus $15 for postage or couriering within Australia – total $60. ‘Minnie and Me’ short story in Jan Fook, Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein’s anthology Cat Tales: The Meaning of Cats in Women’s Lives, Spinifex Press. ‘Minnie and Me’ short story in Jan Fook, Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein’s anthology Cat Tales: The Meaning of Cats in Women’s Lives, Spinifex Press

 

2003: ‘Minnie and Me’ short story in Jan Fook, Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein’s anthology Cat Tales: The Meaning of Cats in Women’s Lives, Spinifex Press

2000: ‘Editing and Grammar’ two-page spread about my own and customised short courses, in RMIT’s Creative Media 2001: A Guide to Short Courses and Enterprise Training

1996: Back-cover blurb for Sophie Masson’s young-adult novel Illusion, Reed for Kids

1999: Back-cover blurb for Bronwyn Whitlocke’s manual Shiatsu Therapy for Pregnancy: A Handbook for the Therapist and Support Person, Spinifex Press

1999: Voice Promoter eight-page brochure for SoundSmart Interactives

1999: GentleLASE hair removal letter to customers, the Image Centre

1997: ‘What Bandstand Meant to Me’ article for website and publicity for planned stage musical

1997: ‘Lance Free’ column and various reviews in monthly Society of Editors (Victoria) Newsletter

1996: Back-cover blurb for Sophie Masson’s young-adult novel Illusion, Reed for Kids

1992: ‘Love’s Labours Lost’ article in book Women in Labour, The Text Publishing Company

1991: Rewriting sections of booklets Birth Options, Caesarians and Long-term Antenatal Care, the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne

1987–88: Rewriting articles for two issues of Animal Liberation Magazine

1987: ‘Sunset Club: New Zealand Skiing Holidays’ broadsheet, Jetset Tours. ‘Limited-edition Art Prints’ brochure – about prints by artists Picasso, Klimt and Schiele, for Mary Martin Bookshops

1986: Promotional dossier Gaille Jang for new public-relations business

1977–78: Articles, reviews, interviews and overseas-news columns for music magazines RAM, Roadrunner and Sydney Shout

EDITING AND PROOFREADING

Corporate, government and business publications

Parker-Wood Communications Pty Ltd
Director: Linda Parker-Wood
Editing and proofreading tenders and other documents (for example the InGauge staff newsletter) for clients such as the John Holland Group and Baulderstone; working inhouse at the client’s business address, at Parker-Wood’s city office or remotely from home. From 2012 to 2014

Mainline Solutions Pty Limited
Director: Anthony Rowley; client: Jobfind Centres Australia
Editing eight ‘boilerplates’ for the Job Services Australia (JSA) 2015 tender and five ‘boilerplates’ for the Disability Employment Services (DES) 2015 tender

Empower newsletter
Internal Communications Manager: Malou Atayde; publisher: APA Group
Editing the articles and proofreading the first proof for the newsletter. Published in December 2014

Intouch magazine
Editor: Toni Eatts; publisher: MS Australia (now MS)
Sub-editing the articles and proofreading the first proof for the quarterly magazine. From the Summer 2012 issue to the Spring 2014 issue

On Track
Editor: Toni Eatts; publisher: RailCorp
Sub-editing and proofreading the quarterly magazine for the rail authority’s staff members, and liaising with the Pyrmont-based design company Neon Creative. Issues published in 2008 and 2009

The Australian Guide to Tendering: How to win government business
Author: Arthur Thompson; publisher: Messenger Publishing
Editing the practical guide designed exclusively by the founder and managing director of TenderSearch to help Australian goods and services suppliers access new business opportunities though tendering. Published in 2010

NSW Seniors Week Events Program
Publisher: Ageing, Disability & Home Care (NSW Department of Family and Community Services)
Editing and proofreading the 2012 and 2013 issues of the 64-page full-colour program of events and opportunities planned for Sydney and regional New South Wales. Published in March in 2012 and 2013

Made You Look, No. 5, Nov–Dec 2011; No. 6, Nov–Dec 2012; Number 7, Nov–Dec 2013; and No. 8, Nov–Dec 2014
Publisher: Ageing, Disability and Home Care (NSW Department of Family and Community Services)
Editing and proofreading the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 issues of the full-colour magazine, which contains articles, interviews and reviews for, about and by people who live in New South Wales and have a disability. Published in October in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014

It’s Your Business
Publisher: NSW Department of Family and Community Services
Heavily copy editing and re-formatting ‘Chapter 1: Corporate Governance’ of the guide for directors of non-government organisations, including liaising with key publishing personnel and the designer. Published in 2017

Newman Selective Gifted Education Program
Publisher: Sydney Catholic Schools
Editing and proofreading the promotional brochure, and liaising with the publisher.
Published in 2017

Developing MPA Melbourne’s Capability Statement
Client: Knowledge Core
Editing the document. Published in 2017

FACS Disability Inclusion Action Plan, 2016–19
Publisher: NSW Department of Family and Community Services
Heavily copy editing and re-formatting the lengthy plan, including body text and complex focus-area tables, and raising multiple author queries. Published in November 2015

Precedents (official letters) in relation to workers’ compensation, public liability, motor-vehicle accidents and common law
Client: NSW Compensation Lawyers
Heavily editing and rewriting, and creating an editorial stylesheet for, standard legal letters to various parties, 360 pages in total. Amended and published in March 2011

Community Report 2004 and Community Report 2005
Client: AMP Foundation
Editing and proofreading

AMRAD: The First Ten Years commemorative booklet
Author: Dr Adrian Curran; publisher: AMRAD Corporation Limited
Editing, and advising the author. Published in 2003

Recreation Options for the Ethnic Aged in the Western Region of Melbourne
Author: various contributors, Sport and Recreation Victoria; publisher: Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism
Creating a summary by reducing and rewriting the original report. Published in 2000

Policy and Procedures Manual for Emergency-housing Services
Author: Kirsten Larwill; publisher: Victorian Housing Services Network
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in 1999

Moreland City Council Corporate Plan 1996–97
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Moreland City Council
Re-editing and proofreading

ASEAN Business, Trade and Development: An Australian Perspective
Editors: Ron Edwards and Michael Skully; authors: various; publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Editing the academic reference book. Published in 1996

Choices, Alcohol and Road Safety
Authors: Gayle Di Pietro and Olga MacKenzie; publisher: VicRoads
Proofreading the first page proof. Published in the 1990s

Business Council Bulletin, March 1995 issue
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Business Council of Australia
Editing and proofreading the first and second proofs

House Work: Policy and Procedures Manual for Emergency Housing Services
Publisher: Victorian Housing Services Network
Editing and proofreading. Published in 1994

Catalogue of Psychological Tests 1990
Author: various contributors; publisher: Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Editing and proofreading

Non-fiction, biographical and autobiographical books and publications

Baa! Baa! Bleat!
Author: Abbey Lane (Julie Paine)
In 2019, editing the text for the children’s picture book. For submission to publishers

The Mysterious Puddle
Author: Gerty Marx (Julie Paine)
In 2018, editing the first proof of the illustrated double-page spreads for the children’s picture book. For submission to publishers

I Am Assyrian (working title)
Author: Sue Ismiel, with Madeline Oliver
In 2017, copy editing the unpublished autobiography of the Syrian-Australian businesswoman who created the Nad’s hair-removal and skin-care products

Fabric Painting: The Basics, Fabric Painting: Stamping and Fabric Painting: Fabric Colouring In
Author and publisher: Margot Krekeler
Copy editing the first three books in the author’s Fabric Painting series of books, as well as her blog post, StencilGirl Talk post and other collateral. Self-published in 2017

Mod Journey: An Unconventional Life
Author and publisher: Miki Simmonds
In 2015, copy editing and writing the synopsis for the colourful autobiography of a 73-year-young former Cockney man who made his fortune as a manager of casinos located throughout the world and started calling Australia home in 1972. Published in 2019

‘How has Hippocrates’ legacy been a contributory factor in the evolution of modern-day Western medicine?’
Author: Victor Pannikote
In 2017, editing the essay for submission to examination markers

‘The changing nature of the population of intensive-care patients’ and ‘Prevalence of frailty among adult intensive-care patients’
Author: Fakhri Atari
In 2017, editing the two doctoral essays for submission to examination markers

‘CAP2017’
Author: Maggie Horwood
In 2017, editing four responses to Capstone-examination questions

‘Unisys response to Australian Government Department of Finance’
Author: John Glenn
In 2016, editing the discussion paper

‘Once upon a time …’ Narcissistic Abuse: The Raw Truth
Author and publisher: Melanie Jane Ellaway
Structurally editing, copy editing and proofreading the lengthy four-part book in which the author gives a highly personal and detailed account of her hellish seven years with a narcissistic abuser, as well as of the aftermath of the couple’s separation, and makes a valuable contribution to the growing worldwide discourse about the damage caused by people who are at the high end of the ‘narcissism spectrum’. Published in 2015

Challenges of a Nun on Leave – and More
Author and publisher: Marie Andari-Kalache
Copy editing the autobiography of a Lebanese former nun who spent 20 years working as an outreach sister in the Religious Order of Nazareth in France, the United States and Australia but who chose to leave the order to pursue a secular career in teaching and social work and to marry Lebanese-American man George Kalache. Published in 2015

Service and Sacrifice: Sutherland Shire Memorials, 1914–1918
Authors: Marilyn Handley and Sue Hewitt; publisher: Sutherland Shire Council
Editing the World War I centennial commemorative book (450-page manuscript), comprising a dossier about each of the 429 servicemen and three nurses who served during the Great War and were born in or lived in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, as well as a history of the Shire’s WWI memorials and honour boards. Published in 2014

Paul and Inga Woldseth: The Story of My Norwegian Grandparents and Their Extended Family
Author and publisher: Stephanie Smith
Editing and proofreading the family history, which spans 1871 to 2015 and is about the remarkable Norwegian couple who left Norway to find a new life in Australia. Published as a printed book and CD in 2015

From Bark Hut to Bombo: The Story of My Parents Cecil and Valdris (Née Woldseth) McGlashan
Author and publisher: Stephanie Smith
Editing and proofreading the family history, which spans 1902 to 1994 and is about the happy and successful marriage and family life of the author’s parents. Published as a printed book and CD in 2013

Roar! A mother’s quest from rock bottom to world champion
Author: Leanne Campbell
Editing three sample chapters of the memoir written by the wife, mum and step-mum who turned her life around, after going through divorce and defeat, to be crowned World Water Ski Racing Champion at age 40. Edited sample chapters and synopsis submitted by the author to targeted publishers in 2013

Walking on Eggshells: A guide to help women identify emotional–psychological abuse in relationships
Author: Marilyn H. Wilson
In 2013, editing, proofreading, liaising and providing advice in relation to the handbook for young women who find themselves living with a partner who’s controlling and manipulative; includes explanation, case studies and illustrations. For publication

‘Typography’ module for graphic-design course material
Publisher: Think: Education Group
Heavily editing the subtopics for the module, which is part of the Communication Design Degree at the Billy Blue College of Design and the Diploma of Graphic Design at the CATC Design School, both of which are located in Sydney. Published in 2012

Lyrically Speaking
Author and publisher: Kay Bell
Editing the preliminary pages, introductory text and all song lyrics for the collection of personal song lyrics as grouped into themes of summer, autumn, winter and spring. Published online in 2012

Unlocking Your Health & Happiness: A holistic lifestyle for women and men’s health
Author and publisher: Ralf Behn
In 2011, re-editing and proofreading (using InDesign) the fourth edition of the unique and comprehensive ‘new health bible’ by the human dynamo and Crazy Raw-food Chef. For publication

Five self-contained chapters about healthy vegan living
Author and publisher: Huon Feitscher
Editing five chapters for publication and sale on personal trainer Huon’s website: ‘Whole Foods’, ‘De-tox; Re-tox’, ‘Meditation’, ‘Training’ and ‘Relationships’. Published online throughout 2012

Our Faith. Our Future. Our Legacy
Author and publisher: The Parishes of Our Lady of the Way
Editing the eight-page colour brochure about a local appeal for funds. Published in 2012

Kids-a-strology
Author and publisher: Camilla Gracanin
Editing and proofreading the series of 12 full-colour illustrated books, one for each of the 12 astrological signs, for children between the ages of four and eight. Published in 2011

Kerry Kulkens’ Guide to Love, Sex and Your Stars
Author: Kerry Kulkens; publisher: Dreamcorp Improvements (Pacific Publications)
Editing and proofreading the full-colour illustrated book about New Age subjects such as astrology, feng shui, tarot, dreams, herbal and flower remedies, and numerology. Published in 1999

International Journal of Nursing Practice
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Blackwell Science
Editing Volume 2, Issue 1. Published in 1999

Lift-off magazine
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Text Media
Proofreading the first page proof of Number 4, Issue 2. Published in 1999

A Life That Counts
Author: Jeremy Rolleston
Editing the self-help book by the two-time Olympian, in which he sets out the strategies, techniques and step-by-step processes that Olympics and world champions use. Includes interviews with ten high-achieving Australians: Dick Smith, Gai Waterhouse, Louise Sauvage, James Tomkins, Lydia Lassila, Matthew Burke, Matt Shirvington, Michael Milton, Jason Stevens and Alexandra Croak. Published by Rollo Publishing in 2010

Vegans Are Cool: A delicious collection of essays, interviews and articles by cool vegans from around the planet
Compiler: Kathy Divine; publisher: Vivid Publishing
Editing the collection of writings by members of the global vegan community, including children and young adults, in order to showcase the knowledge, creativity and heart of individuals from a diversity of races, cultures and backgrounds. Published in 2011

Gaston’s Secret: The Lottery Child
Author and publisher: Gaston
Editing and proofreading the exploration of how a young man’s life changes dramatically when his mother wins the lottery. Published online (in both English and Spanish) in 2012

Infinite Talent
Author: Rob Clarke; publisher: Ringo Media
Editing and proofreading the explanation and exercises in relation to being in the present moment and becoming aligned with our infinite talent, which is unaffected by conventional, finite thinking. Published in 2011

Infinite Verse
Author: Rob Clarke; publisher: Ringo Media
Editing and proofreading the 67 four-line stanzas for helping us connect with the present moment by accessing infinite talent. Published in 2011

The Story of Australian Roller Coasters: 126 Years of Madness, Sadness and Scintillating Thrills
Author and publisher: Edwin Dickinson
Editing the full-colour pictorial narrative that starts with the Russian ice mountains and ends with the ongoing delights of Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster. Published in 2011

Write, Publish & Market Your Own Book in Australia
Author and publisher: Sonja Goernitz
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in 2011

Hard Money
Author and publisher: Verity Marshall
Editing the collection of graphic and humorous short stories about the workers and clients in an inner-Sydney massage parlour. Published in 2010

Breaking the Chains of Painful Love: Heal the Past. Heal Yourself. Create Real Love and Take Back Your Power: Practical Workbook for Breaking the Chains of Painful Love
Author and publisher: Melanie Tonia Evans
Editing and proofreading the self-help books about relationship addiction, and how to overcome it and move on from it. Published in 2010

As Well I Remember: Journeys to Colonial Australia by Soldier, Sailor, Convict and Free Immigrant
Author and publisher: Brian Patrick Hancock
Undertaking all editorial tasks associated with the history of selected Irish families’ migration to pre-federation Australia. Published in 2009

Brilliant Faces
Author and publisher: Antoine Kazzi
Editing and proofreading the more than 300 mini-biographies and photos of Australians of Middle Eastern heritage who have contributed to Australian society as writers, poets, visual artists, politicians, academics and performing artists, and including a chapter about the history of Arabic media in Australia. Published in 2009

Dizzy: The Jason Gillespie Story
Author: Jason Gillespie, with Lawrie Colliver; publisher: HarperSports, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Editing the first-person account of the Aussie cricketer’s triumphs, tours and trials during an unforgettable cricketing career. Published in 2007

Children of the Anzacs: Life in Sydney in the 1940s and ’50s
Author: L. E. Pembroke; publisher: Retrospect Publishing
Undertaking all editorial tasks associated with the social history of a relatively untreated aspect of Sydney life. Published in 2006

The Wounded Breast: Intimate Journeys through Cancer
Author: Evelyne Accad; publisher: Spinifex Press
Editing and proofreading the Lebanese author’s ‘no holds barred’ account of her experience of medical establishments, cultural taboos and gender-based attitudes and her inclusion of personal stories told to her by Middle Eastern and European women. Published in 2001

Hoyle’s Official Rules of Card Games
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Redwood Editions, an imprint of Hinkler Book Distributors Pty Ltd
Editing the printed book, which hadn’t been edited since the first edition was published, in the 1890s, to reduce the ‘glaringly sexist overtones’ and delete ‘all references to women’s inferiority and the more outmoded cultural details’. Published in 2000

Left-wing Ladies: The Union of Australian Women in Victoria, 1950–1998
Authors: Suzanne Fabian and Morag Loh; publisher: Hyland House
Preparing an editorial review and helping develop the manuscript. Published in 2000

Invasion of the Practice Snatchers: The Consolidation of Accounting and Professional Services Firms
Author: Tony Thomas; publisher: Tony Thomas & Associates
Editing and proofreading the academic study. Published in 2000

‘Truth Commissions: The Usefulness of Truth Telling’ article
Author: Kirsty Sangster
Editing, marking up, and advising the author about submitting the article to the Australian Human Rights Journal, in 2000

Jack’s War
Author: Jack Liley; publisher: Jack’s family
Editing and proofreading the biography about the author’s Australian Airforce experiences in various theatres of war during World War II. Published in 1999

Displaced by War
Author and publisher: Heinz Leisner
Editing, and advising the author about the manuscript. Published with a different title, as an e-book, in 1998

The History of the Australian Zionist Movement
Author: Dr Bernard Hyams; publisher: Zionist Federation of Australia
Managing the project, briefing the author, editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in 1998

Talk newsletter
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Department of State Development (Victoria)
Editing the first page proof of the November 1997 issue

For Queen or Country? Republicanism in Australia (Australian Issues series)
Author: Janet Baker; publisher: CIS Publishers
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in 1994

Cut It Out: Censorship in Australia
Authors: Robert Gott and Richard Linden; publisher: CIS Publishers
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in 1994

Seven Days at Home: Stroke – A Pause but Not a Full Stop
Authors: Ray and Margaret Cox
Editing, marking up and liaison, for submission to publishers, in the 1990s

Explore Australia by Four-wheel Drive (first edition)
Authors: Peter and Kim Wherrett; publisher: Penguin Books Australia
For the sections entitled ‘Western Australia’ and ‘The Deserts’: fact checking; researching, writing and rewriting; editing the text, captions and route directions; obtaining pictures; and liaising with the project manager, authors, four other editors, the designer and various tourism officers. Published in 1993

Explore Australia by Four-wheel Drive (completely updated edition)
Author: various contributors, Penguin Books Australia, assisted by the Australian National Four-wheel Drive Council; publisher: Penguin Books Australia
For the ‘Broome–Perth’ trek in the ‘Western Australia’ section: completing the same tasks as completed for the first edition. Published in the mid-1990s

Every Game Ever Played: VFL Results 1897–1991 (1989 and 1991 editions)
Author: Stephen Rodgers; publisher: Viking O’Neil
Editing and proofreading the 1983–91 summaries and scores

In Flight with the ’Pies
Author: Brian Spaull; publisher: SportsFiles Australia
Editing for CD-ROM and disk products. Published in the early 1990s

The Geelong Cats
Author: Brian Spaull; publisher: SportsFiles Australia
Editing for a CD-ROM, and editing a promotional script for announcer Peter Smith

The Dauntless Bunch: The Story of the YWCA in Australia
Author: Margaret Dunn; publisher: YWCA Australia
Editing and proofreading the social biography of the antipodean Young Women’s Christian Association from its inception to the present day. Published in 1991

VCAB Bulletin
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Board
Editing the July 1990, April 1991 and May 1991 issues

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
Author: Fabian Dattner; publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Proofreading the revised edition of the autobiography written by the high-achieving Melbourne businesswoman and member of the high-profile Dattner family. Published in 1994

The Utility Player: The Des Hasler Story
Author: Thomas Keneally; publisher: Pan Macmillan
Editing the famous author’s account of the life of Manly Sea Eagles star player and coach Des Hasler. Published in 1996

Psychological Test Bulletin. Special Issue: The Raven’s Progressive Matrices: A Cross-cultural Perspective
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Editing and proofreading. Published in the 1990s

No Job for a Girl: A Year in the Life of an Australian Country Vet
Author: Susan Swaney; publisher: McPhee Gribble
Proofreading the first-hand account of animal husbandry and veterinary care as practised in rural Victoria. Published in 1992

Face to Face: Making Dance and Theatre in Community
Authors: Judi Fisher and Beth Shelton; publisher: Spinifex Press
Editing and proofreading the book about one organisation’s community performance making, including all aspects of creating partnerships between organisations, artists and communities in order to produce community art making, from the philosophy that informs the choices to the nitty-gritty of doing the work. Published in 2003

Review of government forms
Productivity Commission (Melbourne Office)
Extensively reviewing six government official forms to help the Commission research ways to improve government communications. The review, published in December 2002, is available on request

Birdwatching in Australia and New Zealand
Authors: Ken Simpson and Zoe Wilson; publisher: New Holland Publishers
Proofreading and re-editing. Published in 2000

Macoboy’s Rose Diary 1998
Author: Stirling Macoboy; publisher: Mallon Publishing
Editing; researching significant dates; choosing songs that include lyrics about roses; and helping choose photos associated with the personal diary, which featured carefully selected colour photographs of rose varieties. Published in 1997

Wild Politics: Feminism, Globalisation, Biodiversity
Author: Susan Hawthorne; publisher: Spinifex Press
Proofreading the first proof. Published in 2002

‘Female Circumcision’ article
Author: Penelope Bethune
Editing for submission to a journal, in 1998

Freelance Register 1997 and 1998
Authors: various contributors and Stephen Dobney; publisher: Society of Editors (Victoria)
Co-editing, co-writing and liaison

It’s Not Working: Unemployment in Australia (Australian Issues series)
Author: Janet Baker; publisher: CIS Publishers
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in 1994

Recasting the Stone: Human Suffering and the Business of Blame
Author: Rosemary Williams; publisher: HarperCollinsReligious
Editing and liaison. Published in 1999

The Academic Profession in Australia
Authors: Professor Barry Sheehan, Dr Tony Welch and Fiona Lacy; publisher: Australian Government Publishing Service
Editing and liaison. Published in the mid-1990s

Sex, Marriage and the Church: Patterns of Change
Author: Muriel Porter; publisher: HarperCollinsReligious
Editing. Published in 2001

Shiatsu Therapy for Pregnancy: A Handbook for the Therapist and Support Person
Author: Bronwyn Whitlocke; publisher: Spinifex Press
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in 1999

The Fitness Training Manual
Authors: Mark Powers and Glenn McLaren; publisher: Viking O’Neil
Re-editing and proofreading. Published in the mid-1990s

The Sportsworld Year
Author: Alan Attwood; publisher: The Text Publishing Company
Proofreading the first proof. Published in the mid-1990s

Miniature Orchids
Authors: Jim and Barbara McQueen; publisher: The Text Publishing Company
Re-editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in the mid-1990s

Father and Me: A Story of Sexual Abuse at the Hands of a Priest
Author: Eamonn Flanagan; publisher: HarperCollinsReligious
Proofreading and re-editing the first page proof of the fictionalised account of the years of sexual and psychological abuse perpetrated against an Irish boy and man by his parish priest. Published in 1994

The Balance of Beauty
Author: Gregory Landsman
Editing for submission to publishers, and advising the author, in 1993

The Rustic Charm of Folk Art: Designs and Techniques for Painting on Wood, first edition
Author: Diana Brandt; publisher: The Text Publishing Company
Re-editing and proofreading. Published in 1992

San Marco and Venice: Treasures of the Venito art-exhibition catalogue
Author and publisher: National Gallery of Victoria
Keying another editor’s corrections, and proofreading. Published in 1992

Australian Used Car Buyer’s Guide
Author: Jim Murcott; publisher: Viking O’Neil
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in the 1990s

Fieldbook for Australian Scouting
Authors: The Scout Association of Australia; publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia
Editing and correlation editing. Published in the 1990s

Someone to Love manual
Author and publisher: Meriam Ros
Editing, and advising the author, whose first language was not English. Self-published in the 1990s

Visions of Spring
Author: Sharon Chai
Helping develop the manuscript, editing, marking up, proofreading and liaison, for submission to publishers, in the 1990s

How to Make Traditional Australian Furniture: 6 Projects Step-by-Step, first edition
Author: Peter Collenette; publisher: The Text Publishing Company
Editing and proofreading. Published in 1991

Heal Yourself: A Practical Self-help Manual of Natural Healing (revised edition)
Author: Walter Last; publisher: Viking O’Neil
Re-editing and proofreading. Published in 1991

Healthy Meals for Your Toddler
Author: Anne Thompson; publisher: Viking O’Neil
Editing and proofreading. Published in 1989

The Captive Press
Author: David Bowman; publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Proofreading the first proof. Published in 1988

The Media (third edition)
Author: Keith Windschuttle; publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Proofreading the corrections. Published in 1988

Damned Whores and God’s Police: The Colonization of Women in Australia, second edition (reprint)
Author: Anne Summers; publisher: Penguin Books
Proofreading the comprehensive re-examination of white history in Australia, written from a feminist perspective. Published in 1987

Textbooks and education resources

Authentic Learning: Why it matters and what we can do about it
Author: Michael Bezzina; publisher: Sydney Catholic Schools
Undertaking a first and second edit of the educators’ resource about fulfilling their moral purpose of providing their students with the best-possible learning. Published in 2018

Exploring PASS
Authors: A. Boyd, S. Bultitude, R. Claxton, A. de Haan, L. Gradon and S. Green; publisher: Titan Education
Editing the textbook and interactive CD. Published in 2008

Stress Fractures
Authors: Peter Brukner and Kim Bennett; publisher: Blackwell Science Asia
Editing, marking up and liaison. Published in 1999

‘Hoc Va Vui’ Teachers’ Book (Vietnamese)
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Curriculum Corporation, for Department of Education and Children’s Services, South Australia
Undertaking an independent editorial check of the penultimate page proof. Published in 1999

Studymate HSC 2 Unit Legal Studies
Author: Sandra Pope; publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia
Editing, correlation editing and checking the penultimate page proof. Published in 1999

Human Development Catbuster
Author: Alison Getley; publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
Editing and proofreading. Published in 1999

Life Management Studies: Book One
Authors: Frances Doherty, Bruce Hayllar, Robyn Stallard and Robyne Stuart; publisher: Rigby Heinemann
Undertaking an editorial review, editing, rewriting, proofreading, drawing visual references, and liaison. Published in 1998

Report for Teachers 1998 (all subjects)
Authors: various VCE-exam assessors; publisher: Board of Studies Victoria
Editing and proofreading

Studies of Society and Environment course outline
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Board of Studies Victoria
Editing the first draft. Published in the late 1990s

Technology Curriculum and Standards Framework
Authors: Mike Hoye and Paula Christopherson; publisher: Board of Studies Victoria
Structurally editing, copy editing, marking up and liaison. Published in the late 1990s

Art-i-facts. Book 2: An Exploration of Ideas in Drawing
Author: Vaughan Rees; publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia
Editing and proofreading the secondary-school art textbook. Published in 1998

Super Foods for Super Health: The Top 40 Foods, Herbs and Supplements
Author: Nancy Beckham; publisher: Lothian Books
Preparing an editorial review, structurally editing, copy editing and liaison. Published in 1998

A Reading Handbook: Prep to Grade 6
Authors: Merri Creek Primary School Parents’ Association; publisher: Merri Creek Primary School
Editing, choosing pictures and managing the project. Published in 1997

Society and Environment: Book 1
Authors: Vic Guest, Joe Eshuys, Bill Dodd, Peter Phelan and Dr Judith Powell; publisher: Universal Publishing
Editing; proofreading; liaising with all authors, the project manager, designers, artists, the permissions contact and the indexer; re-drawing the visual references; and briefing the designers. Published in 1996

SOSE Investigators: Book One
Authors: Grace Gascone, Nan Gallagher, Margherita Magagna and Helen Skondras; publisher: Nelson ITP
Editing, proofreading, liaising, re-drawing the visual references, and briefing the Book Two editor. Published in 1996

Managing Information Systems – Unit 403
Authors: various authors of nine readings, APESMA; publisher: Deakin Australia
Proofreading the first proof and editing for style and consistency, for the former Association of Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia (now Professionals Australia). Published in the mid-1990s

‘The Early Years of Schooling’ 1995 Conference Program and Papers
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Directorate of School Education, Victoria
Blind proofreading the first proof, and editing for sense and consistency

Management: A Critical Text
Authors: Liz Fulop and Stephen Linstead; publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
Partial editing, and liaison. Published in the mid-1990s

Complete Spelling 1 and Complete Spelling 2
Authors: Barbara Mathews, Patricia Hughes and Helen Higgs; publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Editing and proofreading the first page proof. Published in the mid-1990s

Literary History
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Proofreading the index. Published in the mid-1990s

English Interactions 2 Students Worksheets and Criteria Sheets
Authors: Lesley Andrews and Janet Young; publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
Editing, marking up, proofreading and liaison. Published in the mid-1990s

Living Longer, Learning Later: Assessing the Education Needs of the Older Adult in Victoria
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Sport and Recreation Victoria – Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism
Creating a summary by reducing and rewriting the original report. Published in the mid-1990s

Pathways to Co-operation: Starting Points for Co-operative Learning
Authors: Dot Walker and Pamela Brown; publisher: Eleanor Curtain Publishing
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in the mid-1990s

Resource Guide for Aboriginal Studies and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Curriculum Corporation: National Aboriginal Studies and Torres Strait Islander Studies Project

Editing and proofreading the penultimate page proof, for sense and consistency. Published in 1995

Take-Home Science: Independent Activities for Science and Technology
Author: Jenny Feely; publisher: Eleanor Curtain Publishing
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in 1994

Getting There Safely: Using Public Transport
Author: Stella O’Donnell; publisher: Eleanor Curtain Publishing
Editing, proofreading and liaison for both the trial version and the textbook. Published in the mid-1990s

Discover Melbourne
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Guntar Graphics
Writing blurbs about nine shopping and dining strips, editing and rewriting the introductions and lists, and proofreading various issues. Published in the mid-1990s

Understanding Physics
Author: undisclosed; publisher: Longman Cheshire
Collating corrections for reprinting

Accounting Concepts and Applications, second edition
Authors: various; publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
Editing and proofreading chapters 10 and 11 of the secondary-school accounting textbook. Published in the mid-1990s

Student CAT Resources 1994 – five booklets: Business Management, Environmental Studies, Legal Studies, Music Craft: Solo Performance and Outdoor Education
Authors: various contributors; publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in 1993

Accounting for Individuals and Clubs, first edition
Authors: Leo Duffy and Ian Monro; publisher: Longman Cheshire
Editing and proofreading. Published in the 1990s

Accounting for Small Businesses: A Single-entry Approach, first edition
Authors: Leo Duffy and Ian Monro; publisher: Longman Cheshire
Editing and proofreading. Published in the 1990s

Accounting Principles and Practice, first edition
Authors: R. Evans, R. G. Gowans, G. W. Hughes and G. J. Newby; publisher: TAFE Publications
Editing and liaison. Published in the 1990s

Financial Accounting Applications, first edition
Authors: R. Evans, R. G. Gowans, G. W. Hughes and G. J. Newby; publisher: TAFE Publications
Editing and liaison. Published in the 1990s

Middle-school Commerce: A Frameworks Approach, first and second editions
Authors: Alan Bennetts, Doug Cargeeg and Ron Giles; publisher: Comworks Publications
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in the 1990s

Studymate HSC 2 Unit Business Studies, first and second editions
Author: William Hutcheson; publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia
Correlation editing the first page proof and editing the index for the first edition; editing and proofreading the second edition. Published in the 1990s

Studymate HSC 3 Unit Economics
Authors: Currie, Jackson and Jacob; publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia
Re-editing and proofreading. Published in the 1990s

Superannuation Administration course notes
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Securities Institute Education
Editing. Published in the 1990s

Discovering Science: Book Two Teacher’s Guide
Authors: Heffernan and Learmonth; publisher: Longman Cheshire
Editing. Published in the 1990s

Pharmacological Aspects of Nursing Care in Australia
Authors: Robyn Paterson and others; publisher: Thomas Nelson Australia
Editing chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4, and briefing two other editors to complete the editing. Published in the 1990s

The Nine Aspects of Creativity
Author: Professor Yong-Tau Kee
Structurally editing for submission to publishers, in the 1990s

The Nine Aspects of Innovation
Author: Professor Yong-Tau Kee
Rewriting, structurally editing and copy editing for submission to a publisher, in the 1990s

All Systems Go
Authors: Susan Judson and Judith Poole; publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Editing and liaison. Published in the 1990s

Computers in Agriculture
Author: Dr Lesley Dale; publisher: Blackwell Scientific
Editing. Published in the 1990s

Discovering I. T.
Authors: Paul Butler, Ron Day, Robert Goodwin and Barbara Morrissy; publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia
Editing. Published in the 1990s

Introducing WordPerfect 5.1
Author: Elizabeth Bromham; publisher: Thomas Nelson Australia
Editing for reprint. Published in the 1990s

Mastering WordPerfect
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Thomas Nelson Australia
Marking up (grading headings and coding special text). Published in the 1990s

Spelling Sense – books for grades 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6
Author: Peter Clutterbuck; publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
Editing, and keying the corrections. Published in the 1990s

Teaching More Than Words
Author: Maree Bredhauer; publisher: Curriculum Corporation
Proofreading the final page proof, and editing for sense. Published in the 1990s

Understanding Language: Back to Basics for Years 7 and 8
Authors: Mark Anderson and Kathy Anderson; publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
Editing, marking up, preparing artwork briefs, and liaison. Published in the 1990s

Mastering Grammar
Author: Edward Down; publisher: Longman Cheshire
Editing, and devising and drawing 50 pictures of four teenage characters. Published in 1991

A Geographer’s World: Book Three
Authors: Brereton, Gallagher, Sinclair and Wilson; publisher: Longman Cheshire
Collating corrections for reprint. Published in the mid-1990s

Coastal Conflicts (Our Future, Our World series)
Authors: Mark Manuel, Barrie McElroy and Roger Smith; publisher: Cambridge University Press
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in the mid-1990s

Global Atlas Resource File
Author: Brian Parker; publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
Editing Issue 5. Published in the mid-1990s

Senior Environments and Communities: Book Three
Author: Mary Fogarty; publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia
Proofreading the penultimate page proof, and editing for sense and consistency. Published in the mid-1990s

Science, Technology and Environment
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
Editing and keying four ‘blackline masters’. Published in the 1990s

Skills Exercises for Senior Geography
Authors: E. Camm, J. C. R. Camm, T. Davis and M. Gordon; publisher: Longman Cheshire
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in the early 1990s

A Course in Space and Number, and Change and Approximation
Authors: B. J. Lynch and L. E. Andrews; publisher: Longman Cheshire
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in the 1990s

Graded Mathematics: Book Three
Authors: Grimes, Franklin and Preece; publisher: Longman Cheshire
Proofreading the first page proof for the second edition. Published in the 1990s

Maths Build-up 3 and Maths Back-up 3
Authors: Anne Pitkethly and Irene Sawczak; publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
Checking the answers to the questions, in the dyelines (final proof). Published in the 1990s

Maths Build-up 4 and Maths Back-up 4
Authors: Anne Pitkethly and Irene Sawczak; publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
Re-editing and checking the printed book. Published in the 1990s

Maths for Consumers (second edition)
Authors: Jane deZilwa and David Mansour; publisher: Longman Cheshire
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in the 1990s

New Maths 10
Authors: B. J. Lynch and R. E. Parr; publisher: Longman Cheshire
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in the 1990s

Signpost Mathematics: Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10
Authors: McSeveny, Conway and Wilkes; publisher: Longman Cheshire
Collating the corrections for a reprint. Published in the 1990s

Australian Training Reform: Implications for Schools
Author: Jack Keating; publisher: Curriculum Corporation
Re-editing the manuscript, proofreading the first and penultimate page proofs, and flagging author queries. Published in the mid-1990s

Introduction to Vocational Education in Schools
Authors: various contributors; publisher: Curriculum Corporation
Proofreading the second page proof, and flagging author queries. Published in the mid-1990s

RMIT Summer Courses 1997 and RMIT Semester 2 Courses 1997
Authors: Ben Worsteling and others; publisher: RMIT Enterprise Training – VET
Co-writing and editing

The Great Barrier Reef: Ecology and Management
Author: David Hopley; publisher: Longman Cheshire
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in 1989

Tourism (Our Future, Our World series)
Authors: Mark Manuel, Barrie McElroy and Roger Smith; publisher: Cambridge University Press
Editing, proofreading and liaison. Published in 1989

Stable Isotopes and Fluid Processes in Mineralization
Authors: various contributors, Geological Society of Australia; publisher: Blackwell Science
Re-editing and proofreading, in 1989. Unpublished

Biology Report of Examiners 1989 and Modern Greek Report of Examiners 1989
Authors: VCE-exam assessors; publisher: Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Board (VCAB)
Editing. Published in 1989

Annual reports

  • The National Gallery of Victoria, from 1990–91 to 1997–98
  • Public Record Office Victoria, 1996–97
  • The Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA), 1995–96
  • VicRoads, 2001–02
  • RailCorp, 2008–09
  • The AMP Foundation, 2005–06
  • MS (formerly MS Australia), 2012–13

Theses and research proposals

Research proposal
Frank Pantelis
In 2017, editing the writer’s scientific-research proposal

Grey Coats or White Coats? The Emergence of Clinical Prosthetists in Australia
Donald Radford
In 1995, editing the unpublished thesis and briefing the author

Participation in a Randomised Controlled Trial of Acupuncture as an Adjunct to In Vitro Fertilisation: The Views of Patients and Acupuncturists
Kylie Barr
In 2015, editing approximately half the submitted thesis and advising the author about how to improve her writing

Websites

The SUBWAY FRESH FIT™ Challenge
Hill & Knowlton Australia Pty Ltd
In 2007, editing the text for the pages entitled Weeks 1–6, Random Acts of Fitness, Refer a Friend, and Team Bios; also editing the media release

Niall Casey, Cranial Osteopath, Osteopathy Central, Sydney
In 2011, editing the text for the pages entitled What Is Cranial Osteopathy?, The Consultation, Common Conditions, Babies and Children, Healthy Ageing, Pregnancy, Privacy, and Contact

Job and course applications

Application for Graduate Certificate Screen: Screenwriting
Dianne Wells, Communicate Kids
In 2017, editing and formatting the application and researching facts for four component documents: ‘Personal Statement’, ‘Personal Profile’, ‘Idea for a Feature Film’ and ‘Creative Works’

Fiction: novels, novellas and short stories

The Collector of Curiosities
Author: James Walker
Preparing a manuscript assessment and copy editing the 47-chapter story about a young English antiques dealer who’s emigrated to Cyrpus and who gets caught up in a complex international plot to steal an ancient treasure known as The Petrossa Eagle. Submitted to targeted publishers in 2019

Xavier’s Tag
Author: Sacha Cumming
Copy editing and raising author queries in Chapter 1 and discussing the queries with Sacha, in 2018

52C: Maya, The Philippines
Author: Anita Howard
Preparing an editorial review and copy editing the first short story in the 52C series, about a 12-year-old dyslexic but artistic girl who enters the portal via a mask mounted on the verandah at number 52C, an old, abandoned residence in her street; is transported to Bacolod in the Philippines; is befriended by a family who lives in the local slum; and uses her drawing ability to help the family members and their fellow villagers avoid eviction to make way for a new housing development. For submission to publishers in 2017

52C: Frederick and Christopher, Timor Leste
Author: Anita Howard
Preparing an editorial review and copy editing the second short story in the 52C series, about two 12-year-old friends: Frederick, who is blind, and Christopher, who is autistic. They enter the portal at 52C via a bird bath in the house’s overgrown garden; are transported to Timor Leste; and embark on an adventure there in which they use their disabilities to retrieve the mosquito larvae that Frederick was researching for a school assignment and that a team of scientists are using in their research into finding a cure for malaria. For submission to literary agents in 2017

Birdy’s First Kiss
Author and publisher: Kitty Purr
Editing and Americanising the 25-chapter young-adult novel about 15-year-old Nathan Skye and his changing relationship with Raven (‘Birdy’), who’s been his ‘girl best friend’ since grade school. Nathan’s two main loves are skateboarding and being in his rock band The Lost Boys with his fellow skaters Hawkie, Jacksie, Jet and Piper. However, when Raven returns to Lakeview after spending the summer vacation in Australia with her aunt, she looks more like a hot babe than the tomboy she was before, and Nathan has to look on as the four other skater boys compete to be her first proper kiss while he’s struggling to keep his erstwhile platonic relationship intact. Self-published in 2016

Mortimer Longbow: Assassin
Author and publisher: Kerry O’Sullivan
Editing the crime-fiction tale of adventure and intrigue set in dysfunctional south-eastern European countries and the United States and spanning from the late 1980s to the present day. Rogue detective Barney’s mission, given to him by top-ranking US Government officials, is to track down the elusive sniper Mortimer Longbow, who’s failed in his attempt to assassinate a US senator, and return him to the US to face justice. The two come from different worlds but form a friendship in order to thwart and destroy the all-pervasive ‘Organisation’ that’s behind worldwide espionage and political assassinations. Self-published in 2014

A Very Sick Practice
Author: Janet Cee
Re-editing the story of four middle-aged Canberra women who are angry and vengeful enough to build a dungeon to incarcerate four people they believe have ruined the lives of two of the women: two members of ‘The Right to Esse’, a rapist, and the lawyer who used a ‘technicality’ to avoid having the rapist convicted. Re-published by American publishing company Trafford in 2014

The Moonlight Guardian
Author and publisher: Michelle Congdon
Editing the first book in the series of young-adult stories, which is set in New York and is about 17-year-old Ella McMillan, who’s in her last year of high school when she breaks up with her picture-perfect boyfriend Austin because he’s been unfaithful. Her life changes forever when she starts seeing strange animals in her front yard and is saved from certain death in the subway by punk hunk Dash. A riveting tale of intrigue unfolds after she encounters a gang of evil beings in a subway restroom and discovers who’s been sending her mysterious gifts ever since she was a child. Published as an e-book in 2012

The Moonlight Prince
Author and publisher: Michelle Congdon
Editing the second book in the series of young-adult stories, which is set in New York and Russia and is again about 17-year-old Ella McMillan, who now finds herself in Russia as the guest of the royal family while Dash, a Fallen Angel, vies for her affections with Alexei, a prince, and the story of her true origins unfolds. Published as an e-book in 2013

The Last Finesse
Author and publisher: Brian Bloom
Editing the contemporary adventure story about a young Australian nuclear physicist, Luke Sinclair, who’s employed by a mysterious, London-based organisation to investigate a suspected shipment of nuclear fuel to Myanmar (Burma) and then a suspected nuclear power plant in a remote region of that country. The novel includes the parallel story of the unfolding love between Luke and Katie, a young American journalist. Published in 2011

Wanda’s Magic
Author and publisher: John Lupton
Editing, and advising the author about the various series of short stories the author wrote with a primary-school student he was caring for while her mother was at work. Published in 2013

Song of the Feathered Dragon
Author and publisher: Ashley Burton
Editing the novel for young readers, about an endangered dragon species and a young warrior who’s torn between stealing and selling the dragons’ feathers and saving the animals from extinction. Published in 2009

The Adventures of Albert Abernathy in India
Author and publisher: Paul Howard
Editing and proofreading the self-published novel for young readers, about an English schoolboy who encounters danger during his time in India when he’s caught up in a smuggling racket. Published in 2008

Illusion (Mammoth Mystery series)
Author: Sophie Masson; publisher: Reed For Kids
Editing, including writing a blurb and the chapter titles, and proofreading the young-adult novel about a 12-year-old newcomer’s friendship with a local peer who turns out to be a ghost. Published in 1997

To Love Veronica Bee
Author and publisher: Sarah Boland
Editing the self-published young-adult novel about a 14-year-old girl, and how she comes to terms with her parents’ break-up and her changing world; includes online games, animation, artwork, multimedia and music. Published in 2004

The Screaming of the Innocent
Author: Unity Dow; publisher: Spinifex Press
Editing the novel about a lawsuit mounted against a ‘big man’ in Botswana society who ritually murders pubescent girls to harvest their ‘magical’ body parts to increase his personal power. Published in 2002

Far and Beyon’
Author: Unity Dow; publisher: Spinifex Press
Tidying up of the punctuation in the edited first page proof to improve sense in the novel about women in a family coming to terms with the AIDS epidemic. Published in 2000

Fires of a Thousand Dreams
Author and publisher: Colin Jennings
Editing the piece of historical fiction about the events leading up to and including the Eureka Stockade. Published in 2000

Three erotic short stories
Author: Ian Lustig
Typing, editing and proofreading the manuscript for submission to publishers, in 1998

The Forgotten Memory of Lightning
Author: Elie Antone
Preparing an editorial review, structurally editing, copy editing, and advising the author about the manuscript, for submission to publishers, in 1993

Conversations with Cats
Author: Bill Perry; publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Structurally editing and copy editing the anthology of writings about people’s relationships with cats, for the US market. Published in 1994

Be-Longing
Author: Dimitra Kyrkilis; unpublished
Editing the short-story assignment, in the mid-1990s

Editorial reviews

  • Smashed: The Band; the Manager; the Times, Bob Yates, August 2001
  • The Rachael Affair, David Martin, July 2005
  • Dust in the Hearts, Carol Wakeman, December 2006
  • Father and Son: The Hollow Men – The Autobiography of a Toxic Relationship, Stephen Eslake, December 2006
  • Time of Sorrow and Rage, Bill Gibbons, December 2006
  • Zanie and the Last Genie, Toni Eatts, April 2007
  • The Adventures of Albert Abernathy in India, Paul Howard, May 2008
  • Pippu the Sicilian and the Secret Map of All, Enza Maiorana-Sacco, March 2009
  • Song of the Feathered Dragon, Ashley Burton, August 2009
  • Creating Brand Energy, Cath Sutherland, February 2010
  • Stitched, Neil Jenman, August 2010
  • My Side of the Story, Bob Yates, April 2011
  • Gaston’s Secret: The Lottery Child, Gaston, September 2011
  • Roar! A mother’s quest from rock bottom to world champion, Leanne Campbell, August 2013
  • A Very Sick Practice, Janet Cee, 2013
  • Mortimer Longbow: Assassin, Kerry O’Sullivan, 2014
  • Laura the Explorer, Sarah Begg, 2016
  • The Collector of Curiosities, James Walker, 2018

Editorial style guides

  • AAA Tourism (Australian Motoring Services)
  • Allens Arthur Robinson law firm
  • AMP Treasury and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Australia Post
  • Dizzy: The Jason Gillespie Story, HarperSports
  • Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate
  • East Gippsland Shire Council
  • EPPIC (Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre)
  • Eskimo Design
  • Fabric Painting series of four books, Margot Krekeler
  • Macquarie Marshes Environmental Management Plan, NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change
  • Made You Look magazine, NSW Department of Family and Community Services
  • ‘Navigating Acquired Disability’, Purple Orange
  • Nicholas Pike
  • NSW Compensation Lawyers (four stylesheets)
  • On Track quarterly staff magazine, RailCorp
  • Paul and Inga Woldseth: The Story of My Norwegian Grandparents and Their Extended Family, Stephanie Smith
  • Pippu the Sicilian and the Secret Map of All, Enza Maiorana-Sacco
  • PLAN International Australia
  • Productivity Commission
  • ‘Randwick City Plan’, Randwick City Council
  • Roads and Traffic Authority
  • Sydney Catholic Schools
  • VicRoads
  • Wizard Home Loans

ARTWORK

1967: At age 12, I created two small, psychedelic-style posters captioned ‘Enter the Twilights Zone’ and ‘Phil Jones and the Unknown Blues’. In 1994, they were featured in the Real Wild Child exhibition at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, which in 2010 acquired The Deb Doyle Music Archive.

As a 12-year-old, I showed the two posters to pop-music impresario and Op-Pop Disco manager Ivan Dayman, who commissioned me to paint a psychedelic-style mural on the wall of the entry to the basement disco, which was located in Castlereagh Street, Sydney. I painted the names of some of the Australian bands who’d played at the disco.

In early 1968, the mural became the backdrop for a fashion shoot that Irene Combe and another young ‘dolly bird’ model did for the popular Everybody’s magazine.

1968–69: I created a sketchbook of colourful music-themed and ‘flower power’ posters, along with various loose-leaf artworks, which also became part of The Deb Doyle Music Archive. 

1977–82: As the Assistant to the Union Activities Officer at the University of Sydney Union, I created various handbills, posters, term calendars, advertisements, menus, tuition brochures and other ephemera. 

I was also commissioned to create various handbills and posters for Sydney concert and venue promoter Bob Yates. I created ‘weekly line-up’ handbills for the Civic Hotel.

1983: I created line drawings for the four part-opening pages in the Community Services Manual published by the Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW.

1986: I created the cover illustration for an issue of Fringe Magazine published by Fringe Network, Melbourne. I also created a personal Christmas card. 

1987: I was commissioned to create a municipal calendar for the City of Fitzroy.

I was also commissioned to create the cover illustration for Leichhardt Festa magazine. 

1991: I was commissioned to create the ‘teenage character’ concepts for the illustrations in the textbook Mastering Grammar written by Edward Down and published by Longman Cheshire.

2004: I was commissioned to create the line drawings for the book Career Doctor: So, you want to be a doctor? self-published by Professor Sydney Nade.

I was also commissioned to create the line drawings and cartoons for the anti-bullying booklet Getting Connected self-published by Rose Cantali.

2015: For Bob Yates, I created a ‘Happy 70th birthday’ handbill in the style of the Civic Hotel handbills I created for him during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

I also created the colourful animal-rights poster I captioned ‘Give pigs a chance’, which I sell online and at vegan and cruelty-free festivals and expos.

2019: I completed two courses at Waverley–Woollahra Art School: You Can Draw Anything, with Richard Byrnes, and Life Drawing, with Joshua McPherson.