Links, resources & recommendations

Manifesto Editing links:

Editing bodies:

  •   Here, in the site of the Institute of Professional Editors Ltd (IPEd), you will find useful information such as details about the three levels of editing, the Australian standards of editing practice, a directory of accredited editors and guidance about what both academic editors and their clients should do and may do.


  • In my roles as Assistant Dean (Teaching & Learning), Assistant Dean (Research Training) and Head of Newcastle Business School, I have worked closely with Jo for a period of 10 years. She has extensive experience in editing, proofing and enhancing academic documents of all types. Jo demonstrates great strength in improving clarity of expression and explanation, logic and structure, and consistency and balance, especially in lengthy manuscripts, theses and books. She is client-focused and delivers exemplary work in a timely manner. I unhesitatingly and unreservedly recommend her to you. 

            Alison Dean, Emeritus Professor, University of Newcastle, NSW

  • Jo's very considerable expertise has markedly sharpened and critically improved my academic work, including an 80,000-word book manuscript. She is a pleasure to work with because of her 'real life' experience supported by her impressive qualifications, her understanding of tight deadlines and her wit and charm. It's a most productive combination. 

             Dr John Lewer

  • Jo was instrumental in helping my co-authors and me to tighten our writing in a recent publication in the Journal of Management, an A* and Financial Times Top 50-ranked international peer-reviewed journal. When writing at this level, there is a serious premium for space and, in helping to identify redundancies, suggesting proper tone and identifying issues that could be interpreted ambiguously, Jo really helped strengthen the presentation of our research. I strongly recommend Jo for copyediting and proofreading of academic work and I will definitely be relying on her again in the future. (http://file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/2014%20-%20JoM%20-%20Heyden,%20Kavadis,%20Neuman%20-%20External%20corporate%20governance%20(1).pdf)

Mariano Heyden, Associate Professor of Strategy & International Business, Monash Business School

  • Jo has done a very thorough and excellent job of editing my PhD thesis.

             Tajkira Khandoker, PhD candidate, University of Newcastle, NSW

  • Jo Killmister has proved very helpful to me in recently preparing a monograph historical study for publication. Her editorial comments, often witty as well as smart, have also been both relevant and to the point.

            Dr Richard Ely, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, History & Classics Discipline, U. of Tas.