I have over twenty years of experience in writing, editing and communications, as well as over ten years of experience as a research assistant and communications officer in an academic environment. Most of my experience has been in education (with a particular focus on early childhood education, vocational education and training, and primary school mathematics). I am also experienced at editing documents written by authors who have English as a second language.
I have edited material for a number of academic publishers and am comfortable working with a range of style guides and referencing formats. During my time as a communications officer for a research centre at an Australian university, I particularly enjoyed writing about academic research for a general audience.
I have edited the following types of manuscripts:
- Scholarly books
- Scholarly book chapters
- Journal articles
- Conference papers
- Research reports
- Annual reports
- Grant proposals
- Academic theses
- Website content
- Fact sheets
- Marketing material
- Job applications
I am a Professional Member of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) in Australia.
Social Media Marketing (2016)
University of Sydney Centre for Continuing Education
Sub Editing Fundamentals (2014)
University of Technology Sydney—Australian Centre for Independent Journalism
Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing (2005)
East Gippsland Institute of TAFE, Australia
Bachelor of Arts in Office Management (including business communication and marketing) (1995)
University of Canberra, Australia
Links to selected recent work samples
Production Editor for fusion, an international, online scholarly journal for the communication, creative industries and media arts disciplines.
Copyediting for the International Review of Education journal published by Springer.
Higgs, J., Jensen, G., Loftus, S., & Christensen, N. (2019). Clinical reasoning in the health professions (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Hodgson, B. R., Kuzniak, A., & Lagrange, J-B. (2016). The didactics of mathematics: Approaches and issues. A homage to Michèle Artigue. The Netherlands: Springer.
Lowrie, T., & Jorgensen (Zevenbergen), R. (Eds.). (2016). Digital games and mathematics learning: Potential, promises and pitfalls. The Netherlands: Springer.
Harrison, L. J., & Sumsion, J. (Eds.). (2014). Lived spaces of infant-toddler education and care: Exploring diverse perspectives on theory, research and practice. The Netherlands: Springer.
Kaufman, J., Leung, S., Perry, C., Tarasuik, J., Highfield, K., Guy, J., & the Swinburne Babylab team. (2017). Evaluation of the Early Learning Languages Australia apps: Final report to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. Melbourne, Australia: Swinburne University of Technology.
Fordham, L. (2016). Extending the reach of the Early Years Education Program: The EYEP:Q Research Report. Melbourne, Australia: Children's Protection Society.
Fordham, L. (2016). The Early Years Education Program: The EYEP:Q Literature Review. Melbourne, Australia: Children's Protection Society.
Press, F., Wong, S., Woods, A., Miller, M., Rivalland, C., & Sumsion, J. (2015). Independent evaluation of the National Community Hubs Program. Wagga Wagga, NSW: Charles Sturt University.
Wong, S., Press, F., & Cumming, T. (2015). Report on the Pilot Evaluation of the National Community Hubs Program. Melbourne, Australia: Scanlon Foundation/Refuge of Hope.
The RIPPLE Effect (Newsletter of the Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education at Charles Sturt University)