Directory of freelance editors

Editor: Lisa Fuller


Bachelor of Arts(CQU); Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing (Editing)(UC); Masters of Creative Writing (UC); currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing (UC)


  • Editing—substantive editing, plain English editing, copyediting and proofreading on hard copy and on screen
  • Other services—plain English writing and rewriting; document formatting (in Word); style guide development; training material development and editing; publications/production management; typesetting services; proof corrections; cultural content advice; workshops; speaking events
  • Subject fields—Indigenous Australian; government, academic (anthropology, linguistics and law), education, history (oral history, social/community history), social sciences, auto/biographies, women
  • Media—Government reports, research and technical reports, books (including general trade books), user guides, journals, newsletters, brochures, material, media releases, ministerial correspondence, apps, social media material

Specific projects

I spent seven years as the Editorial and Production Officer at Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP), the publishing arm of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. As such, I have a strong background in editing and publishing, particularly in regards to non-fiction works written by or content about First Nations Australians communities, cultures and histories. I have been assisting other mainstream publishers as a freelance consultant, offering advice around cultural materials within works, and how best to ensure cultural protocols are respected and followed.

I was involved in creating ASP’s Guidelines for the ethical publishing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors and research from these communities. I was lucky enough to take part in the 2014 Residential Editorial Program. I have participated in many speaking events to various audiences and run webinars around this topic. I am truly passionate about culturally appropriate writing, editing and publishing!

As a writer myself I am heavily involved in the local First Nations writers group, Us Mob Writing, which has included assisting through typesetting and editorial work.