Directory of freelance editors

Editor: Mike Wilkins


BA(Hons) Classics (Durham); Grad Dip Education (Flinders); Master of Linguistics (Adelaide); Master of Strategic Affairs (ANU)


  • Editing—Substantive editing, copyediting, verification editing
  • Other services—Writing; plain English; coaching in English grammar and ESL (English as a Second Language); desktop publishing applications eg MS PowerPoint.
  • Subject fields—Government and public administration, defence and strategic studies, national security, public information, history, archaeology, education, linguistics, TESOL (Teaching English as a Second language)
  • Media—Annual reports, manuals, journals, articles, newsletters, brochures.

Specific projects

5 years of tertiary study in linguistics and highly-structured Classical languages.

7 years as a secondary educator, teaching grammar and writing skills to students of English as Second Language.

Extensive experience in the Australian Public Service, drafting and refining briefing material and policy documents. Project management of Annual Report for a Commonwealth agency.

Canberra Society of Editors– Treasurer in 2012-13

I am used to working in short timeframes–Your deadline is my timeline.

I have a passion for concise communication in Plain English which engages your reader.

I hold a current Commonwealth security clearance.