Full-time work in publishing

Editorial Coordinator, CCH Australia, June 1994–July 1996

CCH Journal of Occupational Health and Safety—Australia and New Zealand

I supervised production of a peer-reviewed bi-monthly academic journal, from receipt of manuscripts with original artwork to clearing for printing. This involved dealing with authors, reviewers, production staff and freelance editors; commissioning papers and editorials; copyediting; and supervising an assistant.

Editor, CCH Australia, November 1991–March 1995 (overlapping with above)

CCH Laboratory Safety Manual

I was involved in the initial development and subsequent revisions of the manual. As well as writing and editing copy, I dealt with authors and the production, printing and marketing departments.

Writer, CCH Australia, November 1991–June 1996 (overlapping with above)

I researched and wrote copy as required for commercial training manuals, the in-house newsletter, and a CD-ROM version of a printed loose-leaf service on occupational health and safety.

Editorial Trainer, CCH Australia, August 1994­–June 1996 (overlapping with above)

I trained new editors in writing and editing using company style, use of PC-based computers, Windows, Word for Windows, voicemail, and e-mail (Lotus Notes and Internet). I also trained 10 other in-house trainers in communication skills.

Chief Book Editor, CCH Australia, October 1990­–November 1991 (promoted from Book Editor August 1984–October 1990)

I trained book editors in editing and project management; supervised and coordinated the work flow of eight book editors working on loose-leaf legal services; copy-edited, proofread, checked galleys and page proofs, and coded for typesetting legal and professional books and loose-leaf services (including torts, conveyancing, taxation, labour law, and occupational health and safety); liaised with in-house and external authors, indexers, typesetters, proofreaders, camera room staff and compositors; cleared publications for printing; and added SGML tags for the production of electronic products.


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