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Editor: Alex Bellis AE

Accredited Editor 2014

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (USyd), Postgraduate Diploma in Communications (Professional Writing)(UC), Graduate Diploma in Photography (CIT), Graduate Diploma of Education (SIE)


  • Editing—Substantive editing, Plain English editing, copyediting and proofreading on hard copy and on screen
  • Other services—Plain English writing and rewriting; document formatting (in Word); style guide development; training material development and editing; publications management
  • Subject fields—Broad range including government, academic, agriculture, arts, Asia (particularly South-East Asia), education, health, history, psychology, social sciences
  • Media—Government reports, research and technical reports, annual reports, books, user guides, conference proceedings, journals, magazines, newsletters, brochures, material, media releases, ministerial correspondence, website content

Specific projects

Managing editor of several government magazines including ACCC Journal, Artbeat, Memento, Indigenous Employment in Action; manager of two government editing/publications teams; in-house editor for six government departments; editor of two award-winning publications; developed several in-house style guides; developed and delivered several writing/editing courses for government.

With more than 25 years experience as a communications professional, I am dedicated to providing a consistently high-quality, timely and professional service that represents value for money.

I work collaboratively with clients to create effective communication products.