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I write and edit documents for council staff

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If you need to share technical information in a user-friendly way, I can help. My services include editing technical documents, writing executive summaries, consultation documents and reports, as well as summarising and reporting on submissions.

I aim to fill the gap between the technical information developed by planners, engineers and other subject experts and the content prepared by communications staff. With more than 20 years of experience in the local government sector, I have a good understanding of the issues you deal with, the types of documents you need, and who will be reading them. 


I can help you to make the best use of your staff resources by reducing the amount of time they need to spend writing strategies, plans and reports.

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Editing services for councils


I can help you to produce professional documents so that readers focus on your key messages, presented in clear language and without distracting errors.

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Specific services

Executive summaries

Writing a high quality executive summary can give the gift of time to people who need to know the key points about your plan or strategy.

Click here for DIY resources and for my help with executive summaries.

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Editing services for councils

Submission summaries

Consultation processes work best when submitters can see their views are being listened to and taken seriously.

This requires a concise yet comprehensive submission summary and draft covering report from which to make informed decisions.

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Consultation documents

Concise, interesting consultation documents enable councils to make informed decisions based on a wide range of feedback.

Click here for DIY resources and direct help with resource management and LTP consultation documents.

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How to write a council policy


If you are you responsible for reviewing and approving reports, it’s likely you have come across a few that need improvement.

If you don’t have time to make the changes yourself, I will work alongside your staff member to make the changes.

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I have been writing and editing a broad range of strategies, plans and reports for council staff since 2014.

Debra Bradley, freelance writer and editor for the local government sector

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