48a Halifax Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Fiona Johnston specialises in academic editing including doctoral, masters and honours theses and refereed journal articles. She is an editor, writer and poet with a background in social work teaching and social research. She has skills in structural editing, copy editing, proofreading, conducting research, academic writing and managing projects. Fiona is particularly interested in editing academic writing, community writing, creative and biographical writing and poetry.
Academic editing and proofreading of refereed journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and doctoral, masters and honours theses, including referencing and preparation of bibliographies.
Editor of research report, ‘Developing a model of care for people with end stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their carers, The University of Adelaide, March 2011
Editor of AYAD (Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development) position descriptions for website, Austraining International 2008-09.
Editor of online learning materials, ‘L5 at Work’, Principals Australia, 2008.
Editor of Books 1-5, ‘A Passion for Caring - a Holistic Learning Series in Palliative Care and Gerontology’, Nurselink Australia Pty Ltd 2006.
Editor of ‘Women Alive’, Seaview Press 2004, a collection of stories by five women about their experiences of living with cancer.
Co-editor of ‘Volunteering Visions’, Federation Press 2001, a collection of interviews with leaders in the field of volunteering.
Copy editor of ‘Moving On – After Child Sexual Abuse’, A van Loon & D Kralik (eds), RDNS, Adelaide 2008; ‘Community Nursing Health Care in Australia’, D Kralik & A van Loon (eds), Wiley-Blackwell 2008; ‘From the Other Side – How it feels to be young and dying’, Amber Turk & Margaret Brown (ed), Hawke Research Institute, 2007.
Interviewer, writer, editor of ‘Now I Can Smell the Orange Blossom! – quitting tobacco while living with mental illness’, Tobacco & Mental Illness Project SA, 2011
Writer and researcher of ‘It is all about relationships’ in ‘Leading Australia’s Schools’, P Duignan & D Gurr (eds), ACEL 2007.
Project manager and researcher for ‘Experiences and Perceptions of Volunteering in Indigenous and non-English Speaking Background Communities’, Social Policy Research Group, University of SA 2000.
Writer of ‘Kindling - poems and haiku’, Seaview Press 2004; ‘Thresholds – poems’, Seaview Press 1998.
Editing Techniques, Professional Writing Unit, Adelaide TAFE
Bachelor of Social Studies (Hons) University of Sydney
Academic editing, referencing and preparation of bibliographies/reference lists, report writing, research and interviewing skills, writing and editing periodical publications, supporting community writing, personal journal and correspondence editing, poetry writing and editing, project management.
Areas of expertise
Cross-cultural work, community development, counselling, biography, feminism, poetry, religion, sociology, spirituality, social work, social justice, training, therapy, volunteering.
Computer software capability
MS Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010