Leeson, Kate AE

I am an Accredited Editor with 20 years of editing experience. I specialise in academic editing, proofreading and indexing, and I am also available to edit educational, government and general non-fiction publications.

I have excellent attention to detail, extensive knowledge of the academic environment and academic publishing conventions, and a commitment to clear communication. I am experienced in working with authors from non-English backgrounds.

Contact details

0459 147 950


Editor, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia (2000–2014); Assistant Editor, 'Adelaide Law Review' (1996–1999); proofreader for a number of legal journals (1996–1999).
Editing books and articles for academics from Australian and overseas universities. Editing Masters and PhD theses for Australian and international students. Other clients have included the SA Tourism Commission, Centenary of Federation Committee and non-government organisations. I have also written monographs for Australian and international peace organisations.


Accredited Editor (2008), Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (1995), Bachelor of Laws (1994)

Special skills

Abstracting, academic editing, copy editing, desktop publishing, electronic publishing, indexing, on-screen editing, periodical publications, referencing, report writing, research, structural editing, technical writing, web authoring, wordprocessing, writing and rewriting.

Areas of expertise

Aboriginal studies, art and the arts, Australian studies, economics, education and training, environment, equity issues, ethics, government and administration, health, history, law, music, philosophy, political science, social sciences, social services, travel, women’s studies.

Computer software capability

Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft Excel 2013, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Join us

The Society of Editors (SA) is a branch of IPEd and works actively to support and promote editors and the editing profession, both in South Australia and nationally. As a member of IPEd, you will have access to a variety of benefits.



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

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