Editor: Anne Isaac

Email: Anne.Isaac@uni.canberra.edu.au

I have more than 25 years’ experience editing academic texts across all disciplines, educational resources, and creative and informational texts for diverse audiences.

I strive to ensure that material I edit remains faithful to the writer’s voice and meanings, is appropriate to the intended audience and meets the publisher’s needs.


Substantive editing, copyediting and proofreading of English and French texts.
Plain English writing and rewriting; research; cross cultural communication.

Subject matter experience

Social sciences (education, law, linguistics, political science, and interdisciplinary studies), humanities, and business disciplines; creative and informational content for diverse audiences.

Genre and platform

Books, journal articles, reports, theses; hard-copy and electronic textbooks and course materials; narratives; brochures, newsletters and fliers.

Specific projects

As a lecturer in academic literacy and as a research assistant and writer, I have had extensive experience in editing my own research and the work of peers for publication in scholarly and educational journals, books and electronic media*; and in teaching university students, many from other language backgrounds, to use editing and referencing skills to write theses and assignments more clearly, accurately and effectively and following discipline-specific conventions.
*Full texts of selected publications are viewable at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anne_Isaac2/research

In addition, my research in stylistics has enhanced my knowledge about voice and tone across a broad range of genres and informed my PhD thesis, which focuses on the writer’s voice, as well as my contribution to a Year 12 student resource:
Mulder, J., Clyne, M., Thomas, C., Burridge, K., & Isaac, A. (2002). Macmillan English language: VCE Units 3 & 4: Student CD-ROM. Macmillan.

During my higher education career, I also edited students’ creative writing folios and wrote and edited informational texts for diverse university-internal and -external audiences.

Recent editing (and writing) projects:
Rubenstein, K., & Isaac, A. (2020) Oral history as analytical tool: Eve Mahlab and the ‘Trailblazing Women and the law’ project. (Journal article under revision).
Rubenstein, K., & Isaac, A. (2019) Oral history as empirical corrective: Including women’s experiences in international law. In K. Ogg, & S. Harris Rimmer (Eds.), Research handbook on the future of feminist engagement with international law (pp. 338-358). Edward Elgar.
Sturgess, G. (2020). Barry Jones In Search of Lost Time – A Film Story. [PhD exegesis, ANU].
Online fliers and hard-copy ‘Information pack’ for new and prospective members of the National Council of Jewish Women, Canberra section (2017-18).


PhD (Linguistics and Language Education), Master of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Maîtrise d’Etudes Théâtrales (Master of Theatre Studies), Diploma in Education (English and French Methods), Bachelor of Arts (French Honours).