Editor: Matthew Sidebotham AE


Email: editor@workwisewords.com.au
Website: http://www.workwisewords.com.au/
Accredited Editor 2016

— IPEd accredited, BELS certified editing, writing and indexing.
— Thesis, academic, government, corporate & fiction/nonfiction editing by a former academic, researcher & policy writer.
— Professional support with books, theses, annual reports, papers & more.
— Word, PDF & LaTex/Overleaf editing for clients from 150+ publishers, universities & journals worldwide.


academic editing, copy editing, substantive/structural editing, proofreading
plain English and accessibility specialist, ESL editing, technical writing, grant + tender writing, indexing, transcription, corporate training

Subject matter experience

public policy and administration, international relations and diplomacy, defence and national security, science and technology, social sciences, history and humanities, business and marketing, general

Genre and platform

print, web and ebooks, academic theses and monographs, journal articles, conference proceedings, research and technical reports, annual reports, government reviews and submissions, policy documents and circulars, manuals and fact sheets, style guides

Specific projects



Customering: Beyond Customer Experience Populism (Routledge, forthcoming)
The Regulation of Medical Products: Dope, Drugs and Devices (Routledge, forthcoming)
Critical Perspective on Economics of Education (Routledge, 2024)
Making Mental Health: A Critical History (Routledge 2024)
Real Estate Analysis: A Toolkit for Property Analysts (Routledge, 2024)
Safe Access to Asylum in Europe: Normative Assessment of Safe Pathways to Protection in the Legal Context of the European Union (Nomos, 2024)
State Fragility: Case Studies and Comparisons (Routledge, 2024)
The Navy Chiefs: Australia’s Naval Leaders 1911–1997 (Allen & Unwin 2024)
The UNESCO and UNIDROIT Conventions on Cultural Property: A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2024)
A Record in Bone: Exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Bone and Tooth Objects (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2023)
Aspirational Chinese in Competitive Social Repositionings: A Reanalysis of Social Dynamics (Anthem Press, 2023)
Funding and the Quest for Sovereignty in Palestine (Palgrave, 2023)
Gender, Crime and Murder in Victorian England (Routledge, 2023)
Gender-Responsive Governance in Sierra Leone: The Transitions and Logic of Inequality (Routledge, 2023)
Holistic Mental Health Support (Cengage Learning, 2023)
Monumental Disruptions: Aboriginal People and Colonial Commemorations in So-Called Australia (Allen & Unwin, 2023)
Organisational Change: Development and Transformation (Cengage, 2023)
Reimagining the Gendered Nation: Citizenship and Human Rights in Kenya (Boydell & Brewer, 2023)
Research Design: Why Thinking About Design Matters (SAGE, 2023)
Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health (Cengage, 2023)
The Body Collected in Australia: A History of Human Specimens (Bloomsbury, 2023)
The Factory: The Official History of the Australian Signals Directorate Vol 1 (Allen & Unwin, 2023)
The Millionaire’s Factory: The Inside Story of How Macquarie Bank Became a Global Giant (Allen & Unwin, 2023)
The Remarkable Mr and Mrs Johnson (Australian Scholars Press, 2023)

Annual Reports, Policy Documents and Inquiries
Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, 2022–23 Annual Report
Air Services Australia, 2022–23 Annual Report
Air Transport Safety Bureau, 2022–23 Annual Report
National Computer Infrastructure, 2022–23 Annual Report
Fair Work Ombudsman, 2021–22 Annual Report
Fair Work Ombudsman, Corporate Plan 2022–2026
Commission of Inquiry into The Tasmanian Government’s Response to Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings, Final Report
Department of Social Services, Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021–2031
Department of Social Services, Safe & Supported: The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children
Department of Social Services, Safe and Supported: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Action Plan 2023–2026
Department of Social Services, Safe and Supported: First Action Plan 2023–2026
Environment NSW, Biodiversity Literature Review from a Climate Adaptation Perspective
Environment NSW, Social Dimensions of Climate Change Impacts: Research Literature Review from a Climate Adaptation Perspective
Heritage NSW, Sustainable Buildings Heritage Guide
National Parks and Wildlife Service, Threatened Species Framework for Zero Extinctions Annual Report 2022–23
NSW Government, Local Area Management Plan (LAMP) Manual 2024
NSW Government, NSW Heritage Strategy: Sustaining the Past for the Future
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, Research Report: Parents with Disability and Their Experiences of Child Protections Systems
Special Commission of Inquiry into Offending by Former Corrections Officer Wayne Astill, Final Report

Private Sector and Not-for Profits
Australian Dental Association, Dental Graduate Handbook 2024 Edition
Australian Dental Association, Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control, 5th edition
Australian Water Partnership, Urban Water Guide: A Guide for Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities
Independence Australia, Resource Tool for Epidermolysis Bullosa Wound Care
Reading Writing Hotline, Insights from the Classroom: A Survey of Adult Literacy Projects
Pharmacy Guild of Australia, AS 85000: 2023 Australian Community Pharmacy Standard
Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Community Pharmacy Workforce Remuneration Trends
Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Pharmacy Guild Digest 2023

Research Reports
Adelaide University/Griffith University, Facilitating Student Engagement with Work Integrated Learning: A Risk Management Framework for Studentships
Australian Institute of Criminology, Examining Process: Court Appearances via Video Link for Young Offenders in Queensland
Centre for Health Services Management, Integrated Screening in Acute Care Hospital Settings: A Systematic Review
Facing the Past to Face the Future: Report Prepared for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Jumbunna Institute, Aboriginal Participation in Child Protection Decision Making: A Report for the NSW Law Society
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, PFAS Health Study – Blood Serum Study Report
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, PFAS Health Study – Cross-sectional Survey Report
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, PFAS Health Study – Data Linkage Study Report
Royal Australian College of Surgeons, Comparison of Pain Management in Elderly Hip Fracture Patients with and without Cognitive Impairment: An Audit Cycle
Western Sydney University, The Integrated Planning & Reporting Framework: A Stakeholder Perspective

Theses and dissertations
‘A Different Kind of Weapon’? Nonviolent Action and the Protection of Civilians in Violent Conflict (PhD, Australian National University)
A Mixed Methods Action Research Study Investigating Improvements in Student Engagement and Teaching Practice During the Implementation of an Enterprise Skills Course (PhD, University of New England)
A Novel Method for the Assessment of Anti-Scatter X-Ray Grid Performance (PhD, University of Canberra)
An Environmental Approach to Connected Autonomous Renewable Energy Vehicles, Associated Semiotics and the Synthetically Intelligent City (PhD, Royal College of Art)
Application of Surrogate Outcomes for Decision-Making in Prostate Cancer (PhD, University of Technology, Sydney)
Climate Gentrification in Coastal Cities in the Era of Climate Change: Concept, Emergence, and Empirical Evidence (PhD, University of Queensland)
Colocation Technology in the Australian Market: Assessing the Impacts on Market Microstructure and Efficiency (PhD, Macquarie University)
Cutting The Gordian Knot Of Failed Family Accommodation Agreements: Identifying Vulnerability To Improve Access To Justice For Older People (PhD, University of South Australia)
Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Holistic Injury Prevention Strategy in Australian Pre-elite Netball Athletes (PhD, University of Canberra)
Development of a Framework for Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Magnetic Resonance and Molecular Imaging Modalities (PhD, University of Queensland)
Doctors at Work: Essays on Medical Careers, Family and Private Practice (PhD, University of Adelaide)
Effects of Classroom-Based Resistance Training Breaks on Adolescents’ Cognitive Function
(PhD, University of Newcastle)
Examination of the Diagnosis, Treatment and Risk Factors of Macrorhabdus Ornithogaster in Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) in Australia (PhD, University of Sydney)
Exploring Facilitators and Barriers of Appropriate and Timely Initiation of Intravenous Fluids for Adults with Sepsis in Emergency Departments (PhD, Western Sydney University)
Exploring Numeracy With An Epistemic Lens: A Primary School Classroom’s Epistemic Climates For Mathematics Topics (PhD, Queensland University of Technology)
Exploring the Potential for Community-Academic Partnerships in Social Work Field Education to Increase Quality Placement Opportunities (PhD, RMIT)
Factors Associated with Alcohol Behaviour Modification Among Breast Cancer Survivors (PhD, Queensland University of Technology)
Flipped Learning in Undergraduate English Departments in Indonesia (EdD, University of Canberra)
Generating Indigenous Legal Rights (PhD, University of Technology, Sydney)
Growing Up in Australia: The Effects of Parental Immigration Status, Country of Origin, and Acculturation on the Dynamics of Children’s Bodyweight Status (PhD, University of Canberra)
Historical Trauma and Resilience: Stories with Aboriginal Young People in Australia (PhD, University of Technology, Sydney)
If We Don’t Take That Who Will: An Ethnographic Exploration of a Local Studies Collection in an Australian Public Library (PhD, University of Southern Queensland)
Impact of Genetic Polymorphisms on Cancer Risk, Alternative Splicing and miRNA Expression (PhD, Queensland University of Technology)
‘Inner Qualities Versus Inequalities’: A Case Study of Student Change Learning about Aboriginal Health Using Sequential, Explanatory Mixed Methods (PhD, UNSW)
Integrated EBM-SDM Training for Junior Doctors: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of Successes and Challenges (PhD, Macquarie University)
Interactive Gesture Elicitation through Immersive Computing and Semantic Modelling (PhD, Australian National University)
Interrogating Moderate Islam: A Case Study of Australia and Türkiye (PhD, University of New England)
Is the Schoolyard Sick? Investigating the Design Impacts of Secondary Schoolyards on Perceptions of Student Wellbeing (PhD, University of Canberra)
Kick-Smart Education: Promoting Academic Achievement, Fitness and Wellbeing in Primary School-Aged Children through Martial Arts (EdD, University of Newcastle)
Lecturers’ Concerns Regarding the Implementation of the Indonesian Higher Education Curriculum (HEC) in Undergraduate English Major Programs (EdD, University of Canberra)
Local Civil Society Groups In Autonomy Papua: Continuity, Criticism, And Civil Resistance (PhD, Australian National University)
Matching Packaging Solutions To Household Food Waste Drivers (PhD, RMIT)
Measuring Resilience and Wellbeing in Young Aboriginal people: A Psychometric Evaluation (PhD, Murdoch University)
Mission Creep: Curricularising Knowledges in a New Transnational University in the Persian Gulf (EdD, Monash University)
Modelling and Evaluation of Ecological Systems (PhD, University of Canberra)
‘More Crop Per Drop’ in Pakistan: Development of an Agricultural Water Accounting Paradigm Scale (PhD, University of South Australia)
New Blood: The League of Red Cross Societies’ Blood Transfusion Programme, 1946–1979 (PhD, Flinders University)
Observation and Response Charts: Their Effectiveness in the Detection and Response to the Deterioration of an Inpatient (PhD, University of Adelaide)
Organisation and Provision of In-Prison Care to Older Prisoners: A Mixed Methods Collective Case Study (PhD, University of NSW)
Organization Capital and Carbon Performance (PhD, Macquarie University)
Pharmacokinetic Profiles of Continuous Subcutaneous Ketamine Infusion for Cancer Treatment-Related Oral and Pharyngeal Mucositis Pain (PhD, Monash University)
Porous Implant Design by Topology Optimisation Using the Floating Projection (PhD, Swinburne University)
Restorative Justice With Juveniles From The Perspective Of Australian Practitioners: A Realist Review (PhD, Torrens University)
Salt, Sour, Mood, and Mind: Relationships Between Salt and Sour Taste Qualities, Genetics, and Depression, Anxiety, and Cognitive Impairment (PhD, University of Newcastle)
Screening Water Diversions to Support Freshwater Fish Conservation in the Murray–Darling Basin (PhD, Charles Sturt University)
Sexual Health After Mastectomy: Experiences of Arab Women: A Qualitative Study (PhD, Western Sydney University)
Strategies to Improve the Safety of Sedation during Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Interventions such as Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (PhD, University of Adelaide)
Struck by Fate: The Social Imposition of Gender Non-Conformism in the Afghan Practice of Báchá Push (PhD, University of NSW)
Teachers’ Perceptions of a Mathematics Intervention Implemented in Secondary Schools (EdD, Victoria University)
The Bunya Project: Development and Evaluation of Indigenous Health Curriculum (PhD, University of Technology, Sydney)
The Continuing Violence of Colonisation: Mining and Water Pollution from an Australian Aboriginal Perspective (PhD, University of New England)
The Impact of an Aged Care Onsite Pharmacist Model on Medication Appropriateness (PhD, University of Canberra)
The Impact of Audit Market Concentration on Audit Quality: Evidence from Australia (PhD, Curtin University)
The Lived Experience of People who Leave a Mental Health Treatment Facility without Permission (PhD, Central Queensland University)
The Nature and Frequency of Mental Health Service Utilisation among Police Reported Adult Male Perpetrators and Victims of Family Violence (D.Psych, Swinburne)
The Nexus Between Sustainable Development and Economic Dynamics in MENA & Sub-Saharan Africa Countries (PhD, Western Sydney University)
The Utility of Submaximal Fitness Tests in Team Sports for Evaluating Athletes’ Physiological State (PhD, Western Sydney University)
Understanding Vertical Urban Development by Incorporating Housing Preference: The Case in Brisbane, Australia (PhD, University of Queensland)
Visualising Multiplication through Spatial Analogy: Exploring the Role of Embodiment and Spatial Reasoning in Promoting Mathematical Visualisation (PhD, University of Canberra)
What Determines Optimal Management of Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) in Australia? (PhD, Western Sydney University)
Whose Peace Agreement? Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives on Bangladesh’s CHT Accord 1997 (PhD, Australian National University)


— Accredited Editor (IPEd), Life Sciences Editor (BELS), BA Hon (LaTrobe), MA by thesis (Monash), Cert III Public Administration (APSC)
— Professional member IPEd, Council of Science Editors, Australasian Medical Writers Association, Australian Society for Technical Communication, Australia & New Zealand Society of Indexers, Clarity International, PLAIN.