Joy Window’s résumé

I have worked as an editor and proofreader for 32 years. Twelve of those were spent in-house in Sydney at CCH Australia, as a copyeditor of many legal publications, an editorial trainer and a team leader. I was promoted to editorial coordinator of the CCH Laboratory Safety Manual and managing editor of the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Journal of Occupational Health and Safety—Australia and New Zealand.

Since leaving CCH I’ve spent 20 years running my own business as a freelance editor and proofreader.

Subjects I edit and proofread

Science (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, natural history, zoology, botany, the environment), computers and IT, medicine, law, business, any non-fiction topic

Academic qualifications

I have a science degree and a graduate diploma in publishing and editing.

  • Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing, Macquarie University (1995)
  • BSc (Hons, Zoology), University of Adelaide (1974)
  • Subjects studied: zoology, botany, biology, mathematics, physics, chemistry
  • Research project: healing cell damage using drugs
  • Publication: Casley-Smith, J. R. and Window, J. Qualitative morphological correlations of alterations in capillary permeability, following histamine and moderate burning, on the mouse diaphragm, and the effects of benzopyrones. Microvascular Research 1976, 11: 279–305
  • Six TAFE units in Bush Regeneration, Wollongbar, NSW  (2001)

Research volunteer

March 2016 – Tasmania, Australia

Field data collection for scientific research on the impacts of loss of Tasmanian devil populations due to devil facial tumour disease. Facilitated by Curious Traveller,

October 2016 – Lord Howe Island, Australia

Field data collection of moths and flies for scientific research. Facilitated by the Australian Geographic Society and CSIRO


Freelance experience, July 1996–present

For a full list of titles (categorised into subjects), click on the sidebars on the right. My clients have included:

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Elsevier Australia
  • Pearson Education Australia
  • McGraw-Hill Australia
  • Excerpta Medica
  • Heinemann
  • Nelson Australia (Cengage Learning)
  • Southern Cross University
  • New Holland Publishers
  • Allen & Unwin
  • John Wiley and Sons
  • Scholastic Australia
  • Horwitz Martin
  • Open Training and Education Network
  • Practice Innovators Australia
  • Securities Institute Education
  • CCH Australia
  • College of Law
  • New Hobson’s Press
  • Custom Publishing
  • WIRES (Wildlife Information and Rescue Service)
  • McClendon and Associates.


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