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Josephine Brown

Josephine Brown

48/110 Scrub Road, Carindale 4152
Tel: 0733951301 or 0417722937
Email: joalb@bigpond.net.au
Website: www.josephinebrown.com.au


Part time (By mutual arrangement)


- 6 years as a freelance editor
- 5 years as an advertising copywriter
- 2 years as a journalist in general news, at a regional daily newspaper
- many years as a secretary/personal assistant, including managing a public secretarial service
- several years active membership of a speakers club
- many years organising fundraising events involving musical performers
- held various committee positions within Society of Editors (Qld): newsletter editor, membership secretary, speaker secretary, training officer
- currently proofreader for monthly journal, Offpress

Computing capabilities

Proficiency in:
- Word 2013
- Publisher 2013


Bachelor of Arts (Journalism), University of South East Queensland
Accredited Editor, Institute of Professional Editors
Associate Diploma in Music, Australia (piano)

Special skills

- Plain English supporter and practitioner
- Editing to preserve the writer's 'voice' consistent with ease of comprehension and reading
- Persuasive writing and copywriting
- Newsletter content coordinator and desktop publisher
- Writing for the ear
- Training in concise writing practices

Freelance services offered

  • Copyediting
  • Journalism
  • Layout/Desktop publishing
  • PR and promotions
  • Proofreading
  • Structural editing
  • Training
  • Writing

Freelance product types

  • Annual and business reports
  • Books, fiction
  • Books, non-fiction
  • Journals
  • Magazines, newsletters
  • Manuals
  • Marketing and promotional material
  • Reference and guidebooks
  • Short stories
  • Technical reports
  • Theses and academic reports
  • Websites

Freelance specialist areas

  • Family and local history