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Editing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors and research from or about those communities

All documents authored by or about Indigenous people are edited by academic editors who have undergone specialist training to ensure that our work is ethical, respectful and culturally appropriate.

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The importance of specialist editors

Capstone Editing takes editing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors and research from or about those communities extremely seriously and is respectful of every client and their individual document and the story it tells. We understand the importance of using appropriate language and recognise the diversity of cultures, communities and individuals. Therefore, we know that specialised, highly trained editors must edit documents authored by or about Indigenous people.

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Extensive knowledge and experience

Capstone Editing has an exceptional team of specialist editors dedicated to editing documents authored by or about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including both Indigenous and non-Indigenous editors. Our established editors have undergone rigorous training overseen by our senior Indigenous editors. At Capstone Editing, we have decades of experience editing diverse documents for Indigenous authors and research from or about those communities. Our work ranges from government reports to research monographs and PhD theses to fiction.

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A strong record of the highest standards

We have established an impressive portfolio of work in this field. We hold the highest respect for the cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and strive to ensure accuracy and consent when Indigenous knowledge, cultural information and stories are used. Our past clients have included:

  • Aboriginal Studies Press, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Australian Government Department of Social Services
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Australian National University Press
  • Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, The Australian National University
  • National Indigenous Australians Agency.

Capstone Editing's extensive work in this specialisation has included government reports and guidelines, journal articles and books. Here is a small sample of our previous work:

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A rigorous approach for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander editing

Capstone Editing’s approach is underpinned by recognising and respecting the rights of Indigenous peoples, as stated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We have developed a thorough procedure for editing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors and research from or about those communities that is guided by the four principles provided by the AIATSIS Code of Ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research:

  1. Indigenous self-determination
  2. Indigenous leadership
  3. impact and value
  4. sustainability and accountability.

Editing guided by evidence-based literature

We provide editing that is informed by current research and the views of peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bodies, including AIATSIS, the Australia Council for the Arts and the Lowitja Institute.

Our editors understand the importance of preserving your voice and story. We follow any preferred style guide to ensure your work is clear, consistent and correct. In the absence of a chosen style guide, we refer to the ‘Language and Terminology Guide’ developed by Australians Together. The following documents guide our editing:

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Capstone Editing is proud to be the only editing service in Australia to offer an after-pay service to our clients. Access top-quality editing when you need it, and pay for it over time in manageable instalments.

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Pay an up-front deposit today and pay the rest in convenient fortnightly or monthly instalments over a period of up to 12 months.

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Interest free

Always interest free, no early exit fees and no hidden fees and charges.

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Easy application

Apply online for either instant approval or a decision within a few hours (depending on the provider you choose).

Don’t wait! Submit your document for editing now and pay later with a flexible payment plan that suits your individual needs.

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Finance provided by Payright and Humm

Capstone Editing has chosen to partner with Payright (Devizo Pty Ltd ABN 24 605 753 535) and Humm (Certegy Ezi-Pay Pty Ltd ABN 28 129 228 986) because they are Australian businesses that practise responsible lending.