Williams, Valerie

I specialise in editing Masters and PHD theses for international students. I also edit abstracts, reports, journal articles and job applications for postgraduate students and academics.

I have over 30 years of experience mainly in the non-government, not-for-profit sector with roles including report and proposal writing; project development and project management; human resources, finance and contract management; marketing; function coordination (including conferences); and strategic planning and governance. I also worked for two years as the proposals editor for an engineering consultancy company.

Contact details

Payneham, SA 5070
0409 698 973


Technical writing and editing technical specifications, proposal bids, award nominations and environmental impact statements; writing and editing reports to funding bodies; annual reports; proposals for funding and grant applications; business and strategic plans; website content; brochures and publicity material; letters and correspondence; press releases; articles
Masters and PhD theses; business editing; technical editing; conference abstracts; journal articles; reports; job applications


Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (English); Graduate Diploma of Business (Management Studies); Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing)

Special skills

Abstracts, Academic editing, Copy editing, Proofreading, On-screen editing, Questionnaire design, Report writing, Research, Word processing, Writing and rewriting

Areas of expertise

Architecture and planning, Art and the arts, Australian studies, Biography, Biological sciences, Built Environment, Business, Economics, Education and training, Engineering, Environment, Ethics, Government and administration, Health, History, Information technology, Law, Literature, Medical sciences, Physical sciences, Political science, Project management, Social sciences, Technology

Computer software capability

Microsoft Access 2010; Microsoft Publisher 2010; Microsoft Excel 2010; Microsoft Word 2010

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