Editor: Terry Johnston

Email: pnayp@ozemail.com.au

Freelance editor since 1996. In-house editor for three universities (CSU, Deakin & Macquarie), TafeNSW (OTEN) and an employers’ federation (MATFA). Can write reports, training materials and marketing collateral. Lectured at three universities, five TAFEs and six business colleges. Family histories specialist.


Copy editing; structural editing; technical editing; proofreading
Manuscript assessment and development; project management; plain English writing and rewriting; copywriting (advertising/PR); marketing advice; training; indexing

Subject matter experience

Fiction (novels/poetry): Adventure, crime, science fantasy, romantic, spiritual, comic. Non-fiction: Government policy, marketing, small business operations, financial services and economics, psycholo

Genre and platform

General and annual reports; research papers; university open learning course materials; VET training materials; textbooks; newsletters; academic journals; commercial magazines; sports newspapers; print advertisements (two agencies); IPO documents, conference papers. Tenders.

Specific projects

Alfred Saunders: A Full Life (Diana Saunders—ghost wrote as well as edited); Another Rule Broken (Dorothy Hayes); Hotel Harewood: Muddling Through in Royal Tunbridge Wells (John Hickman—creative non-fiction says author); Managing the Crap: A Survival Guide for Aspiring Middle Managers ( C C Kelly); The Big Dipper: Life on the Rollercoaster (Robert DiPierdomenico); Old Rex: The Digger with Attitude (David Norman); Cricket’s Great All-Rounders (Kershi Meher-Homji); Abiding the Laws of Laurgarin (Belinda Coleman); Featherston Chairs (Geoff Issacs); The Sex Addict (Susan Prior); The Truth, It Lies (Eoin Hennigan); The Rugby World Cup Diaries: A Referee’s Inside View (Stuart Dickinson).


BA (USyd) (Government/Fine Arts); Grad Dip Editing & Publishing (RMIT); MA in Media, Technology and the Law (MacqU); Advertising Certificate awarded in Credit grade (SIT); Certificate IVs in Assessment & Workplace Training (ACT) and Small Business Management (SCM)