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Level 4, 15 Moore Street, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

About Capstone Editing

We are Australia’s only academic editing company owned and directed by an academic. Our service is built on ensuring the highest-possible quality of editing and providing an exceptional standard of client support.

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Australia’s premier academic editing company

Capstone Editing is a specialist academic editing company, servicing the needs of academics, students and universities. Underpinning every aspect of our business is our commitment to providing the finest-quality academic editing possible.

Our editors, who are also experienced academics, are specifically trained as academic editors, rather than as generalist editors. Combined, our editors have edited more academic documents than any other editing company in Australia.

We have edited countless postgraduate theses, journal articles, conference papers, grant applications, book chapters and manuscripts during careers that for some of our editors have spanned over 30 years.

Our Accreditations

We are proud to be members of the following industry and professional organisations, which all have strict requirements and high standards for professional membership.

Canberra Society of Editors

Institute of Professional Editors

Australian Society of Authors

Society for Editors and Proofreaders (UK)

Editorial Freelancers Association (US)

The Capstone Editing Team

Our office is located in Canberra, Australia’s educational capital, but our talented editing team of exclusively Australian and New Zealand academic editors live all over Australia and the world. This allows us to be working to fulfil the needs of our clients at any time of the day or night.

Lisa Lines Academic Editor in office

Dr Lisa Lines, AE

Director and Head Editor

We are Australia’s only academic editing company owned and operated by an academic. Dr Lisa Lines, our Director and Head Editor, has 16 years’ experience as an academic editor and 13 years’ experience as an academic in Australian universities. To Capstone Editing, she also brings her over six years’ experience as the owner and director of her previous academic editing service, which was the largest and highest quality in Australia at the time.

Using her deep knowledge of academic editing and the needs of our clients, Dr Lines ensures that Capstone Editing only employs the most talented and dedicated academic editors, and personally trains them, alongside our talented Assistant Director Dr Sara Kitaoji, to ensure they meet Capstone Editing’s exacting standards. She also oversees all aspects of the business, from client support to quality assurance.

Read the full profile for Dr Lines here.

    • PhD Social Sciences (History)
    • PhD Humanities (Creative Writing)
    • Accredited Editor, Institute of Professional Editors
    • Honours in History
    • Honours in Creative Writing
    • Bachelor of Arts (History and English)
    • Graduate Certificate in Language (Spanish)
Dr Sara Kitaoji Academic Editor

Dr Sara Kitaoji, AE

Assistant Director

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 also has some knowledge of French, Spanish and Ancient Greek, and is currently studying Cantonese and Mandarin in Hong Kong. Her love of language and expertise in linguistics makes her a highly sought-after academic editor for postgraduates and academics from all fields. With over 20 years of experience in tutoring ESL students, she is particularly skilled in understanding the needs of non-native English speakers and writers.

Dr Sara Kitaoji plays a central role in training our editors to ensure they are the best in the industry, and in maintaining the quality of all editing performed by Capstone Editing’s team through her management of our quality assurance process.

Read the full profile for Dr Kitaoji here.

    • PhD (Literary Translation), International Christian University, Tokyo
    • Accredited Editor, Institute of Professional Editors
    • Master of Arts (Comparative Culture), International Christian University, Tokyo
    • Honours in Linguistics, The University of Melbourne
    • Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics), The University of Melbourne
    • Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache (German)
    • Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Level 1)
Amy Jindaphan Client Support Manager

Amy Jindaphan

Client Support Manager

Our Client Support Manager, Ms Amy Jindaphan, is uniquely placed to oversee all aspects of client support, to ensure that your experience with Capstone Editing is exceptional in every way. In addition to having over 10 years of customer service management experience in the academic editing industry specifically, Ms Jindaphan holds a degree in English literature and linguistics, as well as tertiary qualifications in editing and publishing from a major Australian university. This allows her to deeply understand and anticipate the needs of our clients and editors alike, to provide the highest level of professional support available.

    • Bachelor of Arts (English)
    • Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing, University of Southern Queensland
    • Associate Member of the Canberra Society of Editors
    • Associate Member of the Institute of Professional Editors (NSW Branch)
Larissa Titl Academic Editor

Larissa Tittl, AE

Quality Assurance Manager

Larissa Tittl is an editor, researcher, author and independent publisher. She is completing her PhD in Archaeology at the University of Melbourne and has extensive research experience in a range of humanities and social science subjects, from literature to anthropology. Ms Tittl also holds the prestigious position of Head Editor of Amphora, the University of Melbourne postgraduate journal. Since 2012, Ms Tittl has focused on academic editing, assisting students and academics to achieve the best possible standard in their written work. She has extensive experience working with cultural and linguistically diverse students, authors and texts, both as a tutor at the University of Melbourne and in her work transcribing oral history interviews. Ms Tittl has applied her extensive, thoughtful and instructive editing skills to graduate research theses, coursework essays and journal articles from the social sciences, humanities and economics (among other) fields. In addition, she has previous extensive experience writing and editing in various public and private sector roles, including 12 years at Museum Victoria. She is a member of Editors Victoria and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers. Ms Tittl takes great pride in working with writers to produce texts that convey the writer’s research and ideas both effectively and elegantly.

At Capstone Editing, Ms Tittl works under the direction of Dr Lines and Dr Kitaoji to ensure that our reputation as the highest-quality academic editing service is maintained. This involves implementing our rigorous quality assurance management system and working with our editors to ensure that they are consistently following the policies and procedures developed by Dr Lines and Dr Kitaoji.

    • PhD Humanities (Archaeology), University of Melbourne (to be completed May 2017)
    • Accredited Editor, Institute of Professional Editors
    • Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing, University of Southern Queensland
    • Master of Arts (Women’s Studies), University of Melbourne
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Archaeology), University of Melbourne
    • Honours in Ancient History and Classical Civilisation, Monash University
    • Bachelor of Arts (majors in Ancient History and Classics), Monash University