Alston, David

I offer a general editing service – proofreading, copyediting, rewriting, structural editing. I have edited TAFE learning guides, doctoral theses and other academic materials, and I intend expanding this repertoire. If it’s written in English, I can edit it. Reasonable rates.

Contact details

0412 376 424


Desktop Publisher at Regency Hotel School for 3 years
Freelance editor (part-time) since 2009


Bachelor of Arts (English & History of Ideas) (University of Adelaide); Editing & Publishing (non-award) (University of South Australia)

Special skills

Academic editing, Wordprocessing (including high level formatting skills in MS Word)

Areas of expertise

Cookery publications, Biography, Education and training, Fiction, Film, Government and administration, History of ideas, Literature, Media studies, Music, Philosophy, Political science, Scuba diving

Computer software capability

Excel 2007; Word 2007

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The 8th IPEd National Editors Conference, Advancing Our Profession, will be held in Brisbane from 13 to 15 September 2017.

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