Cultural Safety

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 2003Williams 1999)


  • 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.
  • Editing of theses in social science – PhD, Masters, and Honours. Website copy, memoir, creative fiction, and non-fiction.
  • Workshop in culturally safe editing

The Editor

Mark is an associate member of the Institute of Professional Editors Australia, a Board 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.


  • Bachelor of Science-Microbiology/Biochemistry
  • Honours in Nutrition
  • Master of Public Health
  • Doctor of Philosophy-Public Health


Cultural Rigour in Aboriginal Health Programs and Research

I recently gave a presentation at the 8th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium (online, 6th October 2021). Here’s a link to the blog post and my full presentation (link), which is based on the concept of cultural rigour. 1. Cultural Rigour Definition—So What? Yep, another definition, and definitions are something that I love examining,… Continue reading Cultural Rigour in Aboriginal Health Programs and Research

I acknowledge First Nations Peoples of Australia as sovereign owners of this beautiful country. I write and edit in respect of my First Nations Elders past, present, and emerging. I live, love, write, and edit on the land of Awabakal and Worimi Peoples in Mulubinba/City of Newcastle.