Editor: Maria Castles

Email: mcastles1@outlook.com

I have a strong interest and extensive experience in education that empowers adults. During my career I have developed and refined a variety of works within professional organisations across Australia. My eclectic experience in a range of teaching and program development positions, including correctional facilities, Indigenous organisations and government, has provided me with a strong foundation of knowledge in context and culturally appropriate language.


Proofreading and copy editing
Plain English rewriting, development and refinement of training materials for remote Indigenous learners and speakers of English as a second language

Subject matter experience

AAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues, VET sector training, Adult Basic Education, Northern Territory, Cross cultural communication, Corporate Governance

Genre and platform

Student workbooks and course manuals, student information kits, trainer guides and assessment tools, marking guides and record sheets , promotional materials, annual reports and yearbooks, evaluation reports, newsletters, websites

Specific projects

  • Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC)–ongoing refinement of course materials, assessment tools, student and trainer handbooks
  • Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) – modified corporate governance training materials to meet the needs of remote learners
  • Central Australian Remote Health Development Services (CARHDS) – modified a literacy and numeracy assessment kit to be health specific and used with remote Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Alice Springs Correctional centre – adapted ‘Ending Offending’ community based alcohol program for the NT correctional Services


Professional Proofreading and Editing Certificate; Grad Dip Education (Adult and Further Education); B Arts (Justice Studies, Aboriginal and Intercultural studies); Diploma AICD Company Director’s course; Address adult literacy and numeracy (skills) TAELLN411; Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110; Dip Teaching (Primary)