Academic editors can be the difference between success or failure when it comes to grades and publication. When you want to present your hard work in its best light, Elite Editing is the intelligent choice. We are home to PhD-qualified editors of unrivalled international standards. And we are here to offer superior copyediting and proofreading for your work.
Dr Lisa Lines
Director and Head Editor
- PhD Social Sciences (History)
- Currently completing PhD Humanities (Creative Writing)
- Honours in History
- Honours in Creative Writing
- Graduate Certificate in Language (Spanish)
- Bachelor of Arts (majors in History and English)
Dr Lisa Lines is an accomplished academic, author and editor. Her publication portfolio includes refereed journal articles and one monograph. Dr Lines has also worked as a writer and editor for an independent Australian newspaper.
Dr Lines has been a valued tutor and lecturer at three Australian universities. She has taught History at both undergraduate and Honours levels. She has also coordinated a Foundation Studies program and worked as an Academic Learning Adviser, teaching students crucial research and academic writing skills.
Dr Lines believes learning is a lifelong journey and constantly develops her teaching and editing skills. Alongside her already impressive qualifications, she is currently completing a PhD Humanities (Creative Writing). This is one of the only doctoral programs in Australia relevant to editing. Dr Lines is a member of both the Society of Editors (SA) and the Australian Society of Authors. She is also an experienced academic editor. So Dr Lines knows just what copyediting is required to increase your grades and chances of publication. She also brings a thoroughly trained eagle eye to proofreading.
Nick Brandenburg AE
Quality Assurance Manager
- Accredited Editor (AE) Institute of Professional Editors
- Higher Diploma of Publishing (Professional Book Editing, Proofreading and Publishing)
- Diploma of Editing (Publishing)
- Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Creative Writing)
- Professional Editing and Proofreading (Australian College of Journalism)
Nick is an accomplished quality aficionado. He is one of the few academic editors in Australia to have gained accreditation. Flawless formatting, referencing and technical editing are Nick's specialties. His acute attention to detail has made him an integral editor of countless academic theses, journal articles and manuscripts. Now his thoroughness is crucially invested in managing Elite Editing's quality assurance process. Here Nick ensures our clients receive submission- and publication-ready documents, meticulously copyedited and proofread.
Dr Renfrey Clarke
- PhD Social Sciences (University of New South Wales)
- Bachelor of Arts (Australian National University)
- Diploma of Education (LaTrobe University)
Dr Renfrey Clarke is a qualified and highly experienced editor, a journalist and a specialist in international studies. For many years, Dr Clarke served as a newspaper correspondent reporting from Latin America and Russia. He has also lectured at the University of New South Wales and the University of South Australia. As well as having experience as a book editor and secondary English teacher, he is a noted translator with dozens of titles to his credit in the areas of history, politics, philosophy and economics.
Dr Sherilyn Goldstone
- PhD Biochemistry (University of Queensland)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science) (Queensland University of Technology)
Dr Sherilyn Goldstone has 12 years of experience in biomedical research, and has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the specialist literature. She has worked as a science writer and editor throughout Europe and Australia, and has extensive experience in academic editing as a freelancer working primarily with biomedical researchers and academic publishing houses, and within the university environment. Her broad interests are in biology and medicine, though her eclectic taste in literature means that she is comfortable working with a broad range of subject areas.
Dr Ellen McRae
- PhD Humanities (Translation Studies and Italian)
- Master of Professional Studies (Translation Studies)
- Bachelor of Arts (majors in Linguistics and Italian)
Dr Ellen McRae has extensive experience as an editor, scholar and translator. She has worked as an editor for over 25 years, both in-house and as a contractor. Her many years of experience make her an extremely accomplished editor who has assisted thousands of writers to express themselves more clearly and have their work published. Although she has edited a variety of genres, including trade fiction and legal texts, she has specialised in editing academic writing, including postgraduate theses, since 2004. She is also a professional translator of academic and literary texts. She received her PhD from the School of Languages and Literature at the University of Auckland in 2011, and she has an excellent record of publication including book chapters and journal articles.
Dr Joanna Kabanoff
- PhD History (University of Sydney)
- Honours in History (University of Sydney)
- Bachelor of Arts (majors in History, English and Philosophy) (University of Sydney)
Dr Joanna Kabanoff’s PhD thesis is an interdisciplinary study of creativity, spirituality, gender and disability in historical contexts ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. She has studied and taught both Medieval and Modern History and has wide-ranging areas of interest including Women’s Studies, Disability Theory and Literature. She has lectured and tutored at the University of Sydney as well as undertaken private tutoring for children with learning difficulties. For over ten years, Dr Kabanoff has worked as a writing coach and a freelance professional editor and proofreader for major Australian publishing houses and educational institutions. Her editing experience ranges from children’s books to government regulations and tertiary training materials. However, she specialises in academic editing and in assisting postgraduates to present their research in the best light possible. She has a particular interest in facilitating the challenging writing process and is currently involved in several creative writing projects. She divides her time between writing, editing, researching and reading everything from Merovingian hagiography to Southern gothic crime novels. All of these interests, skills and experiences mean that Dr Kabanoff is one of Australia’s most versatile and experienced academic editors.
Dr Sara Kitaoji
- Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics)
- Honours in Linguistics
- Masters Humanities (Comparative Culture)
- PhD Humanities (Literary Translation)
Dr Sara Kitaoji is a highly experienced academic editor, linguist, translator and language teacher. In addition to being bilingual in English and Japanese, she is fluent in German and Italian. She is also studying French, Chinese and Ancient Greek. Her love of language and expertise in linguistics makes her a highly sought after academic editor for postgraduates and academics from all fields. After completing her undergraduate degree in linguistics at the University of Melbourne, she conducted research at prestigious universities in Japan, Germany and Italy to complete her Masters and PhD studies in comparative culture and literary translation. She has over 15 years of experience in teaching English and is therefore particularly skilled in understanding the needs of non-native English speakers, a skill that serves her well when editing for these clients.
Dr Linda Westphalen
- PhD Social Science
- Honours in English
- Graduate Diploma in Education (University of Adelaide)
- Bachelor of Arts (University of Adelaide)
Dr Linda Westphalen completed her teaching qualification in 1985, her Honours in English in 1993 and her PhD in Indigenous Women's Life Histories in 2002. She has taught in Women's Studies and Australian Studies at Flinders University, as well as worked as a secondary school teacher. Her current teaching and research focuses on Cultural Studies issues relating to education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and higher degree supervision. Her interests also include gifted education, life-writing and gender debates. In addition, she is an eclectic reader of history, archaeology, anthropology and politics. Dr Westphalen is a highly experienced and talented editor.