Editor: Elizabeth Manning Murphy

Elizabeth Manning Murphy and Associates (EMMA)

Email: emmurphy.words@gmail.com
Website: http://www.emwords.info/

40+ years of editing and writing with learning assistance; prompt; secure; Australia and international; special interest in assisting writers with special needs


All levels of editing and proofreading; project management; non-fiction; document development; plain English
Mentoring and training in effective writing, English grammar, plain English and editing; writing and rewriting; document design; assistance with English as a second language; desktop publishing; PowerPoint presentation des

Subject matter experience

Academic particularly for ESL students, humanities, educational (tertiary), linguistics, English grammar, psychology, business, public information

Genre and platform

Books, brochures, training and user manuals, house style guides, reports, journals, newsletters, voice scripts

Specific projects

Academic theses (PhD, Masters, Honours) and academic journal articles for students and academics in Australia and worldwide.

  • Training in editing/writing/mentoring for the University of Antwerp; the Professional Editors’ Guild, South Africa; Australian Institute of Health & Welfare; various branches of IPEd in Australia
  • On-line training through website www.emwords.info
  • Text editing, Attorney-General’s Department and other government agencies including Defence (Writing Manual)
  • mentoring in IPEd exam preparation
  • RAPlink Newsletter (editor), 2001-09
  • RAAF Annual 2000-2005 (editor) (Department of Defence) (including style guide)

Author of books on writing, editing and business including Working words (CSE, 2011) revised 2019 Lacuna Publishing; Effective writing: plain English at work – 2nd edn (Lacuna Publishing, 2014); contributor to Text editing by K Van de Poel et al (University Press, Antwerp, 2012)


BA(Hons) ANU Linguistics
DE – Distinguished Editor (IPEd 2008)

Positions and memberships

Joint chair IPEd Mentoring Program standing committee
Director, Commercial Education Society of Australia