Directory of freelance editors

Editor: Chris Pirie

Comprehensive Editorial Services

Distinguished Editor 2008


  • Editing—Comprehensive editorial services: substantive editing, copy editing and proofreading
  • Other services—Rewriting, development of style guides and manuals, word processing, document preparation to print-ready stage, management of entire document production process
  • Subject fields—Public policy and administration, including environment, climate change, rural industries, community health, drug policy, criminology, administrative law, superannuation
  • Media—All types of publications for the public and private sectors

Specific projects

Specialist in multi-author works and the reports of commissions of inquiry; for example, HIH, ‘oil for food’, HMAS Sydney, Mohamed Haneef and the ‘Canberra firestorm’. Major contributor to the sixth edition of the Style Manual for Authors, Editors and Printers. Other general publications; for example, The Social and Economic Impacts of Water Trading, Affluenza, World Heritage nominations, best-practice guides to administrative decision making, and government policy statements.

More than 30 years’ experience.