Editor: Mary Webb AE

Mary Webb

Email: denmar@netspeed.com.au
Accredited Editor 2009

I have a background in scientific research, which helps me work with scientists and understand the need to be accurate and concise in technical writing; experience in communicating science to general audiences (including children). Please contact me for a more detailed profile, including rates.


Proofreading, copy-editing, substantive editing, basic indexing, writing (with an emphasis on plain English) for a wide range of audiences
Project management

Subject matter experience

Biological sciences (including agricultural and environmental), general science, health, education, general (non-fiction)

Genre and platform

Monographs, technical reports, practical manuals, newsletters, journal articles, annual reports, conference proceedings

Specific projects

Examples include: Melaleucas: their botany, essential oils and uses (monograph); Hidden economies, future options: trade in non-timber forest products in eastern Indonesia (technical report); Dementia care in hospitals: costs and strategies (report); Australian Journal of Early ChildhoodThe Big Book of Australian History (children’s book); A community-based ecosystem approach for fisheries management: guidelines for Pacific island countries (practical manual); Oral health and dental care in Australia: key facts and figures 2011 (bulletin); Field methods for rodent studies in Asia and the Indo-Pacific (monograph); ACIAR publications catalogue 2010Reptiles and frogs of the ACT (field guide); Quality assurance in agricultural produce (conference proceedings); Cementing our future 2005-2030: technology pathway for the Australian cement industry (report for decision-makers), Modern food biotechnology, human health and development: an evidence-based study (WHO report), Winning new ways for Australia: recent highlights of the Cooperative Research Centres Program 2004 (promotional booklet).


Accredited Editor, Institute of Professional Editors 2009; PhD (Plant Cell Biology), Australian National University, including JG Crawford Prize for academic excellence 1992; BSc (Hons, Botany), University of Melbourne 1986. I have worked as an editor since 1998. Most recent training course attended: MS Word 2010 styles and templates essentials. Current professional memberships: Canberra Society of Editors; Australian Science Communicators.