Reports and publications

I’ve copyedited and proofread many reports and publications for government agencies and other organisations, including:

See here for annual reports I’ve edited.

Annual reports

Annual reports for many departments and organisations, including:

See also the many other reports I’ve worked on for various government agencies and other organisations.

Writing and editing health content

Via Ragg & Co, I’ve written and edited content for dozens of pages on the Australian Government’s Healthdirect Australia website and Pregnancy, Birth and Baby, 2016–20

Articles I’ve written for Healthdirect include:

Articles I’ve written for Pregnancy, Birth and Baby include:

See more of my writing here.

Image credit: CSIRO

Science and research communication

I’ve copyedited and proofread many publications that bring science and research to the public and industry, including:

  • A 2020 working paper for health research initiative Generation Victoria (Gen V) (copyedit)
  • Many publications for Grains Research and Development Corporation, via Coretext (proofread) including:
    • Golden rules for canola in the low-rainfall zone Western Region February 2021
    • Managing small conical snails fact sheet Western region January 2021
    • Groundcover (magazine) November–December 2020, supplement July–August 2020, supplement May–June 2018
    • Maximising sowing opportunities under dry soil conditions in the high-rainfall zone Southern region November 2020
    • 2020 hybrid sorghum performance report Northern region September 2020
    • Integrated weed management of feathertop Rhodes grass National 2nd edition 2020 Update
    • A nitrogen reference manual for the southern cropping region Southern region February 2020
    • Chaff piles and chaff lines fact sheet January 2020
    • UTE weeds guide
    • 2020 Queensland winter crop sowing guide
    • 2021 South Australian crop sowing guide October 2020
    • Pulse width modulation – nozzle selection guide
    • 2019 Variety sowing guide
  • Publications for Grains Research and Development Corporation, via Coretext (copyedit) including:
    • Wild radish fact sheet National August 2020
    • Identifying Western Australian summer weeds manual
  • Fire Australia magazine issue four 2018, issue one 2019, for Fire Protection Association Australia, via Coretext (proofread)
  • FISH December 2020, September 2020 (supplement), June 2019, March 2018 for the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, via Coretext (proofread)
  • Stories of Australian Science, for Science in Public (copyedited 2015 edition; coordinated, copyedited and proofread 2010–14 editions)
  • Stories of Australian Astronomy 2012, for Science in Public (coordinated, copyedited and proofread)


I edited the Editors Victoria newsletter from November 2014 to April 2019. This involved compiling and producing content, copyediting, posting online on the website and the online email service. Cass Ball kindly helps out each month with eagle-eyed proofreading.

I edited the monthly national newsletter for the Australian Institute of Physics for a number of years beginning in 2008, while I was working at Science in Public.


I copyedit Eingana, the journal of Environment Education Victoria with commissioning editor and designer Jacquie Rynn, EEV.
The July 2015 issue was my first (with Sarah Houseman as commissioning editor). There are around three issues a year, some print, some digital.
The most recent issue was November 2020, which had the theme ‘Outside the classroom – education in a time of lockdown’.

Educational texts and resources

I am currently editing (and will then proofread) two VCE Environmental Science texts for Environment Education Victoria.

Previously, I’ve edited the following educational textbooks and teacher resources:

  • Year 9 Science textbook for Queensland, Cambridge University Press (in 2020) (copyedit)
  • Year 10 Science textbook for Victoria, Cambridge University Press (in 2019) (copyedit). This series was an Educational Publishing Awards Australia: Winner – Secondary junior student resource – Mathematics/Science in 2020
  • Senior Biology Year 11 and 12 texts for NSW for Macmillan Education (in 2017) (structural edit)
  • Biology teachers resource material for Macmillan Education (in 2017) (copyedit)
  • Primary school science work booklets and teacher resource books for  The Education Consultancy (2017) (copyedit)
  • VCE Environmental Science textbooks for VCE Units 3 and 4 (in 2016) VCE Units 1 and 2 (in 2015) for Environment Education Victoria (copyedit, proofread)

And lots more …

Other editing jobs include: