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Editor: Maree Petersen AE

Petersen Ink
Accredited Editor 2014

Graduate Certificate of Accounting; Bachelor of Business; Diploma of Editing, Proofreading and Publishing; Diploma of Policy Writing; Diploma of Project Management; Certificate IV Training and Assessment; Certificate IV Government (Procurement); Graduate Certificate of Linguistics


  • Editing—Plain English editing, copy editing, proofreading, substantive editing
  • Other services—Public sector writing and plain English, writing and editing training, project management, authoring support services and writing services.
  • Subject fields—Public sector, tendering, defence, health, intelligence, policing, finance, engineering and procurement.
  • Media—Printed publications: manuals, policy, reports, doctrine, instructions, work procedures, handbooks and tenders

Specific projects


  • Operational health support
  • Joint personnel recovery
  • Airborne operations
  • Airborne operations procedures
  • Investigations
  • Combat health support
  • ADF range orders
  • Intelligence staff functions
  • Intelligence procedures
  • Military police tactics, techniques and procedures
  • Close personal protection
  • Engineer intelligence
  • Intelligence support element
  • Financial management support
  • Non-public money accounting
  • Military police
  • Battle damage assessment
  • Personnel support
  • Military anaesthesia
  • Military transfusion
  • Health materiel management
  • Health workforce governance
  • health workforce coordination.


  •  Amphibious deployment training study

Major tenders

  • DMOSS panel
  • Treasury learning workshop panel
  • Garrison support services for ACT/Southern NSW
  • Garrison support services for North QLD
  • Garrison support services for South QLD
  • SOPVET panel
  • Defence Housing Authority Weston Creek Project
  • Queensland Health capital works project
  • Point Wilson Waterside infrastructure remediation
  • HMAS Stirling redevelopment

Handbooks, work procedures and instructions

  • Instruction on the control of therapeutic substances
  • Introduction to Defence health
  • RAAF standing instructions for Globemaster aircraft
  • RAAF Standing Instructions for King Air 350 Aircraft

Legislative instruments

  • Defence Force Amendment Regulation

Training – developed and delivered

  • Writing skills training for graduates
  • Writing for Government I—correspondence
  • Writing for Government II—briefs
  • Writing for Government III—reports
  • Writing for Government IV—refining
  • PSPGOV513A—Refine documents for FaCSHIA, CASA and ACT Auditor-General’s Office
  • Writing module for Diploma of Intelligence
  • Writing module for the Certificate IV in Security Management
  • Conduct of meetings course—indigenous graduates for the Australian Public Sector Commission