This is not intended to be a CV I would submit for a job application, but is added to give an idea of the range of disciplines and organisations I have been involved in over the years. The common theme throughout has been the written word, covering everything from simple advertisements to academic papers, with excursions into science, engineering, law, health, accountancy, psychology, sociology, history, tourism, automotive trades, genealogy and literary fiction.
English language copy and technical editing
Technical writing (science, engineering, humanities and health)
Desktop publishing, graphic design and book production
Science and engineering research
Teaching and tutoring
Extensive computer and IT knowledge (Mac and PC).
BSc (Physics) | University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand – 1976
BA (English) | University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand – 1977
MSc (Resource Management) | University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand – 1980
Dip. Tchg. (Sec.) | Christchurch College of Education, Christchurch, New Zealand – 1988.
Contract Editor, Technical Writer and Desktop Publisher [2009 to date]
Copy editor, technical editor and writer of tertiary-level learning materials (traditional and web based) in science, engineering, humanities and health for polytechnics, industry training organisations and individual companies
Desktop publishing of newsletters and books
Editor, New Zealand Coastal Society newsletter Coastal News (July 2016 to date).
Major clients include Synapsys NZ Ltd., New Zealand Centre for Advanced Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Coastal Society, Kineo New Zealand.
Information Services Specialist | New Zealand Centre for Advanced Engineering (CAENZ) [1992–2009]
Desktop publishing of books and reports on engineering and engineering related topics, including commissioning, copy editing, technical editing, graphics, design and prepress preparation
Writing, designing and publishing newsletters
Costing and overseeing of printing work
Development and maintenance of website and IT support.
Copy editor, technical editor and writer of academic reports and papers, journal articles and books (University of Canterbury, Lincoln College and individual clients).
Research Fellow | Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Canterbury [1986–1987]
Theoretical work on energy analysis techniques and net energy analysis of representative New Zealand energy projects
Writing, editing and preparation for publication of research reports (mostly published by the New Zealand Energy Research and Development Committee).
Research Officer | Centre for Resource Management, University of Canterbury/Lincoln College [1984–1985]
Research projects on energy use in agriculture and an energy analysis of the New Zealand economy and the preparation of a national energy database
Some teaching and supervision of post-graduate students.
Desk Editor | Elsevier Sequoia Publishing, Oxford, UK [1983–1984]
Responsible for all aspects of scientific journal publication including copy editing, liaising with authors, journal make-up, proof-reading and preparation of material for printing. Primary responsibility for The Journal of Wear.
Research Officer | Centre for Resource Management, University of Canterbury/Lincoln College [1981–1982]
Editing and writing information papers, editing staff research publications, and preparing audio-visual and other material for publicity.
Sales Representative | Associated Book Publishers, Wellington [1978–1979]
South Island representative for the New Zealand branch of Associated Book Publishers.
As author or co-author – 16
As contributing author – 4
As production editor and co-author – 1
As copy editor and technical editor – 53 books; 60+ technical/research reports; 102 newsletters (plus 57 DTP/proofreading only).