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Editor: Francesca Beddie

Make Your Point

BA (Hons) – in History (Australian National University); Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Canberra Institute of Technology), Diploma, Australian Institute of Company Directors. Foreign Languages: German, Indonesian, Russian, French


  • Editing—structural editing, copy editing
  • Other services—research, writing, plain English, writing and style guides
  • Subject fields—public policy (in particular, tertiary education); foreign affairs (Australian relations with Indonesia), Asia more broadly, and Russia; international aid; history (historiography)
  • Media—books, government reports, academic publications, magazines, annual reports, website content, marketing and advertising materials, newsletters

Specific projects

  • Editor, Professional Historians Australia (NSW and ACT) blog and member of the editorial board of Circa
  • Editor and author of numerous collections of essays and reports for the National Centre for Vocational Education
  • Structural and copy-editing of Bread and Stones (2006) by former Executive Director of the World Food Programme, James Ingram
  • Clients include the Australian Public Service Commission, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian National University
  • Author Beddie, F., Putting Life into Years, The Commonwealth’s role in health since 1901, (Commonwealth Department of Health, 2001)

I specialise in translating complex ideas and research findings into copy accessible to busy policy makers. I deliver on time.