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Editor: Julie Harders

Message matters
Email: julie@messagematters.com.au
Website: http://messagematters.com.au/

Bachelor of Arts (ANU), Graduate Diploma Librarianship (UC), Master of Business, Public Administration (UTS).

Services

  • Editing—Substantive editing
  • Other services—Rewriting, publication project management
  • Subject fields—The arts, environment, government administration, health, housing, infrastructure, law, primary industries
  • Media—Marketing material, e-newsletters, Cabinet documents, major reports and corporate websites

Specific projects

  • Online transactions: Millions of people each year successfully use the NSW online motor registry transaction modules which we edited.
  • Major project communication: NSW public housing tenants understood how they would be affected by major tenancy reforms through the plain English materials we produced (fact sheets, letters, web text, helpline scripts).
  • Website renewal: Vehicle owners and users gained a useful resource following our restructure and text revision of the Motor Accidents Authority website, recently repackaged for the State Insurance Regulatory Authority site.
  • Annual reporting: The ACCC moved towards more reader-friendly communication with the reports we edited for 2012–13 and 2013–14.
  • Cabinet documents: The Visitor Economy Taskforce presented a sound report to the NSW Cabinet after our edit identified numerous content issues.

By pursuing our stated mission to connect — convince — engage we have not only assisted a diverse range of government agencies to establish better relationships with stakeholders but gained accredited supplier status with both the NSW and Australian governments.