Directory of freelance editors

This directory lists professional editors who are members of the Canberra Society of Editors. Editors are listed in alphabetical order—once you find someone working in your subject area of interest, click on a name to go straight to the entry.

All full members of the society can ask for their names to be included in this register of freelance editors. The society can give no guarantee that a particular editor will be suitable for a particular task. You should look for an editor with the skills and experience appropriate to the work you are publishing.

It is worth reading the Guidelines on editing research theses before hiring an editor to work on a thesis (or any other work for which you are being marked).

List of editors

NameSubject areas
Richa Carneiro Alphonso AE Early childhood, education, government, academic, journals, theses, policy, annual reports, corporate, business, events, marketing, professional learning, communications, diversity, South Asia
Kerry Anderson Biographics
Poetry; fiction; creative non-fiction, auto/biographical writing; memoirs; academic papers (literature, history, sociology, journalism, art, women’s studies)
Kathleen Austin-Gifford Austin Editing
Business, government, law, humanities, arts, education, social policy and the environment.
Jane Aylen AE Access Editing
Business, government, education, social policy, humanities and arts, including English as a second language (ESL).
Beth Battrick AE Academic editing (including theses); government and public sector reports; natural and social sciences, humanities, history and legal writing; legislative and promotional material.
Hilary Bek HB Editing Services
Indigenous affairs, social policy research, social sciences, science, biochemistry, biotechnology, genetics, biology, health, education, international development, environment
Chris Belcher Government; annual reports, technology, governance, emergency response and management, business and corporate human resources.
Andrew Bell Superscript Science Publishing
All scientific fields, from physics, through the environment, to biology
Alex Bellis AE Broad range including government, academic, agriculture, arts, Asia (particularly South-East Asia), education, health, history, psychology, social sciences
Edwin Briggs Information Technology, fitness, government, theatre and entertainment, annual reports
Kathie Brown A+Academic Editing Canberra
Sciences and humanities
Zacharia Bruckner History, social sciences, business, commerce, law
Gaetane Burkolter AE Roam Editing and Story Coaching Services
Fiction, with a special interest in fantasy, science fiction, YA, romance, erotica, crime, thrillers and adventure.
Sonja Chandler AE Sciences (all disciplines), social sciences, agriculture, environment and sustainability and a range of general subject areas
Rebecca Crannaford AE Economics; English; government; history; law; management; politics; public policy; social sciences
Anne Cullinan AE Cullinan Communications Pty Ltd
Science, health, medicine, engineering, environment, economics, financial services
Alan Cummine GoodWords Consulting
Agriculture, forestry, environment, rural policy, natural resource management, energy conservation, any science and technical material aimed at a lay audience
Susan Cutsforth Excellent Editing
Adult fiction, particularly popular genres. Children’s literature, young adult fiction and children’s picture books. Memoirs and autobiography. Short stories.
James Dixon AE Science, human and animal health, government, international relations, history, palaeostudies
Lisa Fuller Indigenous Australian; government, academic (anthropology, linguistics and law), education, history (oral history, social/community history), social sciences, auto/biographies, women
Jo Gaha Academic, community sector, social sciences, social work, administration and public policy, gender, rural, multicultural, Australian Indigenous
Gil Garçon Cupertino Partners
Technical subjects: law, life sciences (environment, agriculture, fisheries, nutrition), program evaluation, defence, shipping, navigation.Pacific affairs;non-fiction
Irma Gold Adult fiction (literary fiction and short fiction collections), children’s literature (picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction), memoir, autobiography, arts, culture, travel, anthologies.
Justin Harding Wizard Wordsmith
Public policy (veterans’ affairs and state-based systems of compensation), political science and constitutional history, electoral systems, sci-fi, horror and stream-of-consciousness fiction
Eris Jane Harrison AE Effective Editing
Public administration (family & children’s policy), child protection, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. HR policies & manuals. Social sciences. Theatre. Ancient History. Fiction (any genr
Denise Holden AE Central Writing & Editing Services
Technical writing and editing; rewriting in plain English; layout, design and formatting, indexing, creating style guides
Anne Isaac Social sciences (education, law, linguistics, political science, and interdisciplinary studies), humanities, and business disciplines; creative and informational content for diverse audiences.
Karen Jayne Blue Pen Editorial Services
Mathematics, science, history, education, general non-fiction, environment, agriculture, travel, horticulture, biography, business, building and construction, design, and outdoor recreation
Terry Johnston Fiction (novels/poetry): Adventure, crime, science fantasy, romantic, spiritual, comic. Non-fiction: Government policy, marketing, small business operations, financial services and economics, psycholo
David Keating AE SWET (Scribes, Writers, Editors & Transcriptionists)
Broad range, including academic, government and legal, humanities and social sciences, health, education, science, medical, psychology
Cherisse Kelly Fiction, creative and general non-fiction
Dr Ben Kooyman Humanities and Social Sciences, including English, Literature, Film and Screen Studies, Theology, Drama, History, Cultural Studies, Politics, Art, Psychology, Anthropology, Archaeology, Education, and
Shae Lalor The Write Path
Business, government, health/medical, hospitality/tourism, aged care, housing
Merran Laver Eyeline Editing
Health / medicine, science, food / nutrition, animals, general
Cinden Lester Cinden Lester Communications
Criminal intelligence, law enforcement, renewable energy, environment, social services, education and training, governance, the arts, innovation, heritage, science, regional, business and consulting
Lisa Lines AE
Academic editing and non-fiction editing in all fields. Popular and literary fiction
Rae Luckie Luckie Consulting Services
Life Writing (memoir/biography) family history, community history, historical fiction, academic and educational
Tas Luttrell Luttrell Consulting Services
International trade, transport, science and technology, energy, economics, government, fiction and general non-fiction
Leanne Manthorpe .early mark editing
Parliament, government, public sector, English literature, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, politics, sport, popular music, dance, farming, overseas development, law, history
Mel Martin AE Edit Sense
Broad-ranging topics for government, not-for-profit sector, business, academia, researchers, and more
Maryanne McKay AE The Happy Apostrophe
Government, social sciences, political science, women, Indigenous Australia, community development, international development, environment, health, creative arts
Jeneen McLeod McLeod Marketing & Management Pty Ltd
Government, tax, health, Medicare, pharmacy, aged care, childcare, community services, rural/regional programs, heritage sites
Justine McNamara AE Next Version Editing
Social sciences, humanities, public policy, economics, education, non-fiction
Elizabeth Manning Murphy Elizabeth Manning Murphy and Associates (EMMA)
Academic particularly for ESL students, humanities, educational (tertiary), linguistics, English grammar, psychology, business, public information
Adj. Prof. Maurice Nevile Academic, especially social sciences and humanities, and public policy, though I have edited across all fields.
Kerie Newell Multicultural affairs, occupational health and safety, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs, communications and communications law, international and local news, employment, education, workpl
Cathy Nicoll AE Communication Breakthrough
Environment, resource management, primary industries, science, planning, education, community, immigration, communications, health and welfare.
Kellie Nissen Just Right Words
Adult fiction (historical, mystery, speculative, romance and short fiction collections), children’s literature (picture books, young adult fiction), Japanese arts, education topics, nonfiction
Louise Oliver Social sciences, humanities, health, legal, political, transport
Carolyn Page AE The Clear English Company
Public policy and administration; Education, employment and workplace relations; Health; Agriculture and natural resource management; Australian history.
Michele Parsons Wordflow Communications
Environment, sustainability, water, heritage, the arts, criminology, agriculture
Leanne Pattison English Editing, Writing and Training Services
Selection criteria responses; education, business and public service communication; academic and creative writing; English for people of non-English speaking backgrounds.
Ross Peake AE Government, media, politics, current affairs, international relations, social sciences
Maree Petersen AE Petersen Ink
Public sector, tendering, defence, health, intelligence, policing, finance, engineering and procurement.
Chris Pirie Comprehensive Editorial Services
Public policy and administration, including environment, climate change, rural industries, community health, drug policy, criminology, administrative law, superannuation
Aileen Power ENVOQUE: Writing with Power
Environment & Sustainability, Education, Health, IT, Academic Writing, Government, Business and Not-for-Profit reporting
Matthew Sidebotham AE workwisewords
public policy and administration, international relations and diplomacy, defence and national security, science and technology, social sciences, history and humanities, business and marketing, general
Maddie Sinclair Catch the Sun Communications
I specialise in the editing, proofreading and copywriting of advertising and marketing materials across many different industries.
Kaaren Sutcliffe AE Just So Fiction
Published author of 9 books, specialising in fiction, true-life stories, self-help of guidance books / workbooks. Member of ASA, ALLi, MARION, Romance Writers Australia.
Helen Topor TopWords
Academic (social sciences), financial services, fiction, non-fiction, natural history, intelligence, cultural tourism, corporate communication, management and business, adult education and training, h
Nicola van Dijk A+Academic Editing Canberra
All academic fields including social sciences, sciences, law etc
Mary Webb AE Mary Webb
Biological sciences (including agricultural and environmental), general science, health, education, general (non-fiction)
Damaris Wilson Academic, art, biography, children’s fiction, fiction, food, gardening, language, military, music, poetry, theatre and travel
Virginia Wilton AE Wilton Hanford Hanover
Government and public administration, climate change, economics, energy, health, education, defence
Tessa Wooldridge Literature (including fiction and non-fiction, and writing for children and young adults), history, politics, education, culture and entertainment, spirituality, sport
Christina Zissis Fiction and non-fiction, gallery and exhibition text, history (particularly military and Australian history), politics, humanities, tourism, legislation, promotional material, and government and publi
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