Editor: Cathy Nicoll AE

Communication Breakthrough

Email: cathy.nicoll@atrax.net.au
Accredited Editor 2009

Editing, writing, full production and publishing to internet or print — the aim is always for a finished product that really works.


Editing for plain English, substantive editing, copy editing, on-screen and web editing, , proofreading, and document development though to full production.
Writing, website management, document formatting and layout (in MS Word), template management

Subject matter experience

Environment, resource management, primary industries, science, planning, education, community, immigration, communications, health and welfare.

Genre and platform

Books, reports, newsletters, brochures, websites, CD-ROM products, magazines, fact sheets, press releases, speeches, advertisements.

Specific projects

Plain English review and rewrite of web content for the Department of Immigration (2013-14) and the Department of Communications (2105).

Editing for the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013-), the National Water Commission (2007-), and the APVMA (2008-).

Editing and document development for the ACT Planning Systems Review series (2005), Stand Up Straight (self help book, 2005), and the 2005 Student Handbook and 2005 Staff Manual for the AIFC (2005). Editing for Australia’s National Framework for Environmental Management Systems in Agriculture (2003); National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (1999 series to 2001 series); Annual Reports; National Park Plans of Management; Lead Alert Series publications (1999); Australia’s Ocean’s Policy (1998).

Writing, editing, research and document development for the Australian State of the Environment Report 2006, ACT State of Environment reporting (1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007/8).

Writing for Groundcover and High Grains.


Bachelor of Natural Resources (Hons I), Graduate Diploma of Education, Certificate IV in Teaching English as a Second Language, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)

Positions and memberships

Canberra Society of Editors Web manager 2008 to 2019
Canberra Society of Editors Professional Development coordinator 2001 to 2003, 2017 to 2019