Directory of freelance editors

Editor: Bernadette O’Leary AE

Accredited Editor 2012

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology 1983, Canberra CAE), Grad. Dip. in Environmental Planning and Management (1989, Mitchell CAE), Grad. Cert. in Editing and Publishing (2012, University of Southern Qld)


  • Editing—Substantive editing, copyediting, proofreading
  • Other services—Writing and plain English rewriting; project management including coordinating multiple authors; formatting
  • Subject fields—Environment and conservation, natural resource management, government and public sector administration
  • Media—Government and public sector documentation, conservation area management plans and procedures, project proposals and reports, discussion papers, submissions, articles, information/fact sheets, brochures, conference and workshop material, website content

Specific projects

I am a new editor with over 25 years experience in writing and editing a wide range of policy and program delivery material in the government sector (federal and ACT) and for a national non-government conservation organisation. I am experienced in preparing written material that is relevant for audiences from local community to Ministerial level