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Welcome to a culturally safe editing experience


What is culturally safe editing?

Editing in a culturally safe way is about creating “an environment that is spiritually, socially and emotionally safe, as well as physically safe for people; where there is no assault, challenge or denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need. It is about shared respect, shared meaning, shared knowledge and experience, of learning together with dignity, and truly listening.” (Bin-Sallik 2003, Williams 1999)

Your cultural voice needs to shine through your writing. This means a culturally safe editing practice of honouring, strengthening, and respecting your cultural beliefs. Why wait? Let’s get editing today:)

The images above were created by Dan Pix (Graphic Designer). They to represent cultural governmentality (traffic light), cultural adaptation (chameleon), cultural capital (food bowl), cultural context (platypus), and cultural diversity (leaves). This graphic design series was commissioned by Mark Lock for the Cultural Concept Soup project.


My services are culturally and technically rigorous:

Proofreading the final copy of your work to ensure that it shines. Copyediting your draft work to polish the structure of sentences, paragraphs, and coherency of the document. Structural editing for deeply analysing every level of the work to ensure clarity, consistency, coherency, and correctness.

Cultural Safety in Writing and Editing Workshop where up to 10 participants reflect on the philosophical ramparts of cultural safety (power, culture, identity, and reflexivity) and apply them to their practices. This equips you with a critical lens to apply to your writing and editing.

Reading for cultural safety where I analyse the political, social, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of the work. I provide a detailed analysis that ensures your writing is culturally safe and does not inadvertently diminish, demean, or devalue the cultural identity of your audience.


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Mark is an associate member of the Institute of Professional Editors Australia, a member of Editors New South Wales, a member of the Hunter Writers Centre, and an Associate Editor for the Australian Journal of Rural Health. Want to know more about cultural safety? Check out the resources page.

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