Directory of freelance editors

Editor: Cathy Nicoll AE

Accredited Editor 2009

B Natural Resources (Hons I) (UNE 1987), Grad Dip Ed (UNE 1996), TESOL Cert IV (2002)


  • Editing—Editing for plain English, substantive editing, copy editing, on-screen and web editing, , proofreading, and document development though to full production.
  • Other services—Writing, website management, document formatting and layout (in MS Word), template management
  • Subject fields—Environment, resource management, primary industries, science, planning, education, community, immigration, communications, health and welfare.
  • Media—Books, reports, newsletters, brochures, websites, CD-ROM products, magazines, fact sheets, press releases, speeches, advertisements.

Specific projects

Plain English review and rewrite of web content for the Department of Immigration (2013-14) and the Department of Communications (2105).

Editing for the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013-), the National Water Commission (2007-), and the APVMA (2008-).

Editing and document development for the ACT Planning Systems Review series (2005), Stand Up Straight (self help book, 2005), and the 2005 Student Handbook and 2005 Staff Manual for the AIFC (2005). Editing for Australia’s National Framework for Environmental Management Systems in Agriculture (2003); National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (1999 series to 2001 series); Annual Reports; National Park Plans of Management; Lead Alert Series publications (1999); Australia’s Ocean’s Policy (1998).

Writing, editing, research and document development for the Australian State of the Environment Report 2006, ACT State of Environment reporting (1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007/8).

Writing for Groundcover and High Grains.

Editing, writing, full production and publishing to internet or print — the aim is always for a finished product that really works.