About

I’m Louise Merrington, an editor and writer with over 15 years of experience. I specialise in working with government, universities and non-profits, including subcontracting to agencies with large government or corporate contracts. I also have three published books – two novels and a non-fiction book, Communications for Volunteers – and I can work with individual authors to develop their manuscripts for publication.

I hold a PhD in international relations, a BA (Hons) in media and communications/Chinese, a Diploma of Business (Governance) and a Certificate in Professional Editing and Proofreading. I’m a member of the Institute of Professional Editors, the Australian Society of Authors and the Queensland Writers Centre.

Before starting Pure Arts Communications, I spent five years as a freelance journalist. My journalism and academic writing has appeared in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin, East Asia Forum, Inside Story and South Asia Masala, among others. After finishing my PhD, I worked as a strategic analyst and editor with the Australian Department of Defence, before joining the Australian National University (ANU) as the Deputy Communications Manager for the College of Asia and the Pacific. I’ve also been a Visiting Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World at the ANU. You can download my CV and publication list here (abridged version/full version with publication list).

Many organisations don’t quite understand what an editor does, but I can help you with far more than just catching typos. See the services I offer.