Purcell, Rosemary

I provide copyediting and proofreading services for academic articles and theses, including language editing for English as a second language writers. I provide manuscript assessment and editing services for fiction and creative non-fiction authors. 

Contact details

Glengowrie SA 5044
0419 182 605
08 8295 4708
0419 182 605


Adult vocational education and training (TAFE), government reports, Cabinet submissions, parliamentary briefings, grant applications
Copyediting and proofreading PhD theses, Honours theses, journal articles, government reports, fiction (novels and short stories), children’s books (fiction and non-fiction). Clients include university students (local, national and international), the University of South Australia, Charles Darwin University, South Australian government departments
In a voluntary capacity, I have written articles for BikeSA and edited newsletters for the Australian Charities Fund.


Diploma in Teaching (Primary), Graduate Diploma in Educational Counselling, Graduate Certificate in Language and Literacy, Certificate IV in Workplace Training, Graduate Certificate in Management, Diploma of Editing (Publishing), Diploma of Professional Writing (Children’s Writing and Publishing)

Special skills

Academic editing, Indexing, Language editing, Formatting, On-screen editing, Periodical publications, Report writing, Research, Teaching writing skills, Word-processing, Writing and rewriting

Areas of expertise

Aboriginal studies, Art and the arts, Australian studies, Business, Children’s books, Communication, Education and training, Equity issues, Fiction, Government and administration, Health, Information technology, Literature, Media studies, Medical sciences, Women’s studies

Computer software capability

Microsoft Word 2013 and below; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Publisher

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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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