Specialist editing: academic and education sectors 

Academic editing

Make the most of your work through clear, coherent communication. You invest time, resources and infinite personal and professional effort into your research. Don’t let your message be lost on an audience distracted by errors and inconsistencies in language and style.


As an author of peer-reviewed journal articles and research reports, I understand the publication process and will ensure your work is submission-ready and meets the requirements of academic publishing.


I will assist you in ensuring consistency of language and style while respectfully maintaining your voice. I will correct errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling; format tables, figures and references and comment on any other areas needing attention. 


I am experienced in meeting the requirements of most standard styles and referencing systems used in the life and social sciences.

Educational editing

I bring experience in research, teaching, communication and editing to primary, secondary and tertiary education projects. I work on a range of materials including student textbooks, activity books, e-books, digital learning platforms, fully worked solutions and other teacher resources.

I have recently worked with the Oxford University Press and Pearson Publishing editorial teams on several senior science projects including:

  • Qld Year 11 Biology Skills and Assessment Book

  • NSW Year 11 Biology Student Textbook

  • NSW Year 12 Biology Student Textbook

  • NSW Year 11 Biology Skills and Assessment Book

  • NSW Year 12 Biology Skills and Assessment Book

  • NSW Year 12 Chemistry Skills and Assessment Book

  • Qld Year 11 & 12 Biology Teaching Program.

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Thesis editing: higher degrees by research

I can provide invaluable help just prior to submission when you are exhausted by the process and need an experienced academic editor to take a fresh look at your thesis. 

I adhere to the ‘Guidelines for Editing Research Theses’ prepared by the Institute of Professional Editors and endorsed by the Australian Council of Graduate Research. These guidelines outline the nature and extent of the editorial assistance that professional editors may provide.

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"You showed high understanding of my thesis and I found all your comments very appropriate and accurate. I also loved your inputs on what I could do next in my writing and academic career, it is so refreshing to work with someone who actually cares and shows genuine interest in people beyond the specific tasks that brought us together.”    


"Trudi edited my PhD thesis according to university guidelines. The grammatical, spelling and formatting editing was completed accurately and correctly. Further suggested edits were clearly described with options given and explanations provided for my consideration. The editing was completed within the negotiated timeframe in a professional manner. I would certainly recommend Trudi as an academic editor."

“Doing a doctorate is such a long, secluded and lonely process and I am very thankful that you made it easier for me. You helped me to articulate my thoughts and timely finalise my thesis. You made the process less stressful and I really appreciate how fast, flexible, professional and friendly you have been.”


Words for Change welcomes editing enquiries from postgraduate students. Please note that turnaround time for a typical PhD thesis is generally seven days. Please book in early. 


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