Directory of freelance editors

Editor: James Dixon AE

Accredited Editor 2009

BA, DipEd (NSW); NSW Teaching Certificate


  • Editing—Plain English writing and rewriting, substantive editing, copyediting, proofreading
  • Subject fields—Science, human and animal health, government, international relations, history, palaeostudies
  • Media—-

Specific projects

Annual reports: Airservices Australia; Australian Electoral Commission; Commonwealth Ombudsman; Defence Housing Authority; departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Senate and the House of Representatives; Grains Research and Development Corporation; Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ACT); Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations.

Special reports and other documents: Animal Health Australia; Australian National Audit Office; Australian Strategic Policy Institute; departments of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Finance and Administration, Health and Ageing, and Prime Minister and Cabinet; Geoscience Australia; Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission; National Health and Medical Research Council; National Measurement Institute; Secretariat of the Pacific Community; Therapeutic Goods Administration

Five years as a writer, editor (all levels) and proofreader, both as a freelancer and for major Canberra editorial agencies.

Previous ten years in mass magazine production systems, as a trainer and as a systems manager.

Former trainer in all Microsoft Office applications (including Excel and Access), Quark Xpress, Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

Able to extract, format and edit material from databases and spreadsheets, including figures and charts – macros and Visual Basic .NET coding as required.

Current security clearance for ‘Highly Protected’ material