Editor: Maryanne McKay AE

The Happy Apostrophe

Email: maryanne(at)thehappyapostrophe.com.au
Website: http://thehappyapostrophe.com.au/
Accredited Editor 2011


Substantive editing, copyediting, proofreading, formatting
Research and fact-checking

Subject matter experience

Government, social sciences, political science, women, Indigenous Australia, community development, international development, environment, health, creative arts

Genre and platform

Government reports, annual reports, academic papers

Specific projects

Clients and projects, 2009–2018

Australian Government

  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • Attorney-General’s
  • AusAID (Foreign Affairs and Trade)
  • Communications and the Arts
  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Finance
  • House of Representatives (Department of the)
  • Murray–Darling Basin Authority
  • National Water Commission
  • Organ and Tissue Authority
  • Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport

ACT Government, Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate

Federal, Federal Circuit and Family courts of Australia

Australian National University

  • Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
  • Centre for European Studies
  • College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Medical School
  • Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics
  • Research School of Humanities and the Arts
  • Research School of Social Sciences

Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

Cadman Editing Services. Copyediting and proofreading clinical practice guidelines (diabetes, depression, blood) and reports of the World Health Organization, 2010–2018

Other publications:

  • How to design projects to end violence against women and girls, 2014
  • Women’s experience of sexual violence under the Khmer Rouge: A report on the first women’s hearing in Cambodia, 2012
  • ACT Greens’ Active Transport Plan for the ACT, 2010
  • A Work in Progress: A History of the YWCA of Canberra 1929–2009, 2009
  • Exploring the Needs of Older Women in the Canberra Community – A YWCA of Canberra community study, 2009
  • YWCA of Canberra Relationship Things Resource Kit, 2008



Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Development Studies), The Australian National University