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Editor: Maria Castles


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)


  • Editing—Proofreading and copy editing
  • Other services—Plain English rewriting, development and refinement of training materials for remote Indigenous learners and speakers of English as a second language
  • Subject fields—AAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues, VET sector training, Adult Basic Education, Northern Territory, Cross cultural communication, Corporate Governance
  • Media—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

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.