Directory of freelance editors

Editor: Gil Garcon

Cupertino Partners

Qualifications: technical communication (post-graduate);
extensive language and editing training; professional plain language editor for private clients and government agencies for over 20 years


  • Editing—Substantive editing, rewriting, conversion to plain language, summaries and document development, copy-editing, proofreading
  • Other services—I will: prepare your technical summaries, media releases, campaign and promotional copy; manage production from concept to completion; do desktop publishing; perform French-to-English and English-to-French editing and quality assurance.
  • Subject fields—Technical subjects: law, life sciences (environment, agriculture, fisheries, nutrition), program evaluation, defence, shipping, navigation. Pacific affairs; non-fiction
  • Media—Books (non-fiction); technical instructions, manuals, fact-sheets and reports; newsletters, posters, fliers; websites; seminar and workshop material

Specific projects

Australian Taxation Office: TaxPack, e-tax, tax-time instruction books, promotional material


Australian Greenhouse Office: newsletters, fact sheets, technical reports, website 


Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: NFSAC technical reports, promotional booklets


Department of Defence: reports, legal manuals


ABRS (Australian Biological Resources Study) : Flora of Australia


APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation): Electronic Authentication


TreasuryThe Centenary of Treasury, The Little Black Book of Scams, annual and other reports


Secretariat of the Pacific Community: numerous general, maritime, fisheries, medical, statistical publications and media


I specialise in direct and plain language to make complex topics accessible to the public and specific audiences.

Member of:

ASTC (Australian Society for Technical Communication),

PLAIN (Plain Language Association INternational),

Clarity International