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Editor: Hilary Bek

HB Editing Services

BA (Secretarial Studies), UC


  • Editing—Substantive editing, copyediting, proofreading, plain English and web
  • Other services—Writing reports and letters, research assistance, Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) data entry and management, administration, indexing, curriculum vitae development, audio transcription, minuting
  • Subject fields—Indigenous affairs, social policy research, social sciences, science, biochemistry, biotechnology, genetics, biology, health, education, international development, environment
  • Media—Academic books and monographs, journal articles, conference proceedings, edited volumes, annual reports, publications, funding submissions, books, research theses, essays, fact sheets, website content

Specific projects

For many years, I edited the extensive Research Monograph, Discussion Paper, Working Paper and Annual Report publications series at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (Australian National University, Canberra).

More recently, I edited Building Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Governance: Report of a sSrvey and Forum to Map Current and Future Research and Practical Resource Needs, by Toni Bauman, Diane Smith, Robynne Quiggin, Christiane Keller, Lara Drieberg which was published by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in 2015.

Over 25 years experience in the university sector as editor and publication manager for research papers for academic, policy and community audiences.