Directory of freelance editors

Editor: Moira A Smith AE

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Accredited Editor 2012

BA (Hons 1) (English Language and Literature), James Cook University 1988


  • Editing—Copyediting, proofreading, general editing
  • Other services—Plain English rewriting
  • Subject fields—Social policy research, child and family wellbeing, disability, mental health, public health, narrative structure, literary theory, history of English language and literature
  • Media—Academic works, theses and research papers

Specific projects

Published edited works:

Attendance in primary school: factors and consequences (sole editor)

A safe and supportive family environment for children: key components and links to child outcomes (co-editor)

Many years of general Australian Public Service experience; eight years managing research and

publications relevant to the federal government’s Families and Community Services portfolio,

including research reports using longitudinal data.

Familiar with WCAG2 webpage accessibility requirements and plain English practice.

I believe in getting it right, and making it as easy as possible to understand.