I specialise in culture and development related projects, and I have particular strengths in project coordination and structural editing.
From 2010 to 2012 at the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) I edited several of their arts publications, including a series on the critical role arts and culture can play in environmental sustainability. This series of reports included critical essays by experts and program reports as well as a diverse range of research summaries from a number of countries in Asia. At ASEF I also edited or coordinated publications on programming arts festivals in Asia and Europe, working in conjunction with the European Festivals Association (EFA) and LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, as well as a publication on film in Asia and Europe, which was led by the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).
My role varied in each project, but I developed strong skills in designing a publication’s concept and structure, taking into consideration organisation priorities and audience expectations. As Katelijn Verstraete, previous Deputy Director of the Cultural Department at ASEF, observed: “Claire managed complex multi-stakeholder projects at ASEF in a very professional and organised way through clear communication and with good documentation of the process. She is proactive and efficient in all what she worked on in ASEF. She has very good writing and editing skills!”
More recently I have edited a number of reports for non-profit organisations, such as for Diaspora Action Australia (DDA) and the Australian Red Cross (ARC). DAA works with diaspora groups in Australia that promote peace, development, humanitarian response and human rights. I coordinated their Annual Report (PDF), driving the process from concept development, commissioning articles and developing design briefs to liaising with staff, volunteers, designers and printers to ensure the timely delivery of the report. For ARC I have edited their partnership reports for structural cohesion as well as for grammar, spelling and stylistic consistency. I delivered large documents, of up to 90 pages with multiple authors, with detailed edits and within a tight timeline.
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