Examples of my work

This page offers a glimpse of some of the projects I have worked on that are available in the public domain.

Please contact me if you would like to request more information or obtain a quote for your project.

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'Older Yet Faster'

editing, formatting, indexing, and ebook production

Writers Keith Bateman and Heidi Jones have put their lifetime experiences and knowledge into this unique book about running. This is the updated second edition of their self-published book.

I worked with the authors to improve structure and presentation, edited the book, and created the back of book index. I also looked after the layout of internal pages for the print book, and formatted and produced the EPUB and Kindle ebooks.

'A speck in the cosmos'

ebook production

Sisters Colleen Watts and Louise Brodie have carefully compiled this book, which is based on the autobiography of Henry Caulfeild, their great grandfather.

I created the ebook in EPUB and kindle format. The book was published inhouse under the Rubida ePress imprint. It includes many interesting historical pictures and contains a family tree.

'Southern Cross safari'

ebook production

Bruce Gall spent many years writing this interesting book about his travels around Australia by train and bus.

I created the ebook in EPUB and Kindle format. It was published inhouse as an ebook under the Rubida ePress imprint.

'A voyage to New South Wales'

ebook production

To celebrate the start of the Rubida ePress imprint, I produced and published an ebook edition of this first fleet journal by John White.

I converted content from Project Gutenberg Australia into a new design and template, including all 64 colour drawings that came with the original edition.

'Australian plants for Canberra region gardens'

production management and indexing

This book is the product of volunteer labour of love. I worked on this project with a team of five other volunteers from the Australian Native Plants Society (ANPS), Canberra Region from February 2008 to March 2015.

I was the convener of the Book Working Group and led the update and production process for this fifth edition of the book. I also compiled the back-of-book index and provided some of the photographs. We completely revised the text and added more than 1000 photographs to the book.

'ACT state of the environment report 2015'

index production

Every four years, the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment prepares a State of the Environment Report for the ACT Minister for the Environment. The 2015 report presents key information on the state of the ACT environment and makes recommendations to the ACT Government for action on environmental issues.

I produced the back-of-book index for this report.

'Australian Government information security manual, Controls'

index production

This is a technical manual produced by the Australian Government Department of Defence for IT managers. It is updated regularly.

I produced the back-of-book index for two editions in 2012, and for the 2014 edition.

'Australian immunisation handbook'

editing and indexing

The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical advice for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice.

This was a very interesting document to work on. I edited and proofread this document and created the back-of-book index for the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

'Offshore oil and gas resources sector security inquiry'


The aim of the inquiry was to assess the quality and effectiveness of the current security arrangements and the response capabilities of resource operators and government agencies to a security incident or an attack on offshore oil and gas exploration and production infrastructure.

I did a substantive edit of this document for the Australian Government Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.

On-site publishing assistance

In some cases it is not appropriate or convenient for the client to send out material for editing. I have on several occasions worked on-site to write or edit publications, guidelines and procedures, or assist with management of the publication process.

If you need short-term publishing assistance at your office, contact me to discuss your requirements. I have basic security clearance to work at Australian Government departments.