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Editor: Tristan Viscarra Rossel AE

Accredited Editor 2009

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (agricultural economics, animal science), University of Sydney, 1995


  • Editing—Substantive editing, copyediting, proofreading, formatting, creating templates
  • Other services—Plain English re-writing, research, interviews, writing, producing web content and e-newsletters, HTML/CSS, information architecture and web usability
  • Subject fields—Food, agriculture, natural resources, energy, science and technical information
  • Media—Print, web, social media

Specific projects

  • More Beef from Pastures microsite, Meat & Livestock Australia, 2013. Copyediting, producing HTML, verification editing and site testing.
  • Economic analysis of the RELRP: summary report, Meat & Livestock Australia, 2012–13. Distilling a long, complex report into a summary document for a general audience.
  • Feedback magazine, Meat & Livestock Australia, 2005–present. Research, interviews, writing, editing, sourcing photographs, approvals.
  • Spotlight magazine, Cotton Research and Development Corporation, 2006–present. Research, interviews, writing, editing, sourcing photographs, approvals.
  • Technical manuals, Australian Wool Innovation, 2012–13. Formatting, copyediting and verification editing five manuals for wool processors.
  • AWI Strategic Plan 2013–16, Australian Wool Innovation, 2013. Proofreading, PDF mark-up.
  • National guide to managing beef cattle in low body condition, Meat & Livestock Australia, 2013 (in press). Substantive editing of multiple documents into a guide for farmers, copyediting.
  • A producer’s guide to sheep husbandry practices, Meat & Livestock Australia, 2012. Formatting, copyediting.
  • Five project reports for the Waterlines series, National Water Commission, 2011–12. Formatting, copyediting.
  • Scientific papers for academic journals, various clients from CSIRO, University of Sydney and international organisations, 2000–present. Substantive editing, copyediting, formatting and checking references.

My expertise in user-centred design and web usability enables me to structure and write documents in a clear and logical way.