About Forbes Editorial Services

I established Forbes Editorial Services in 2004 a change of direction after more than 30 years of working for other people in government and industry.

Since starting freelance work in mid-2004 I have edited for a variety of clients, including  government departments, academics, businesses, and individuals.

During my 16 years with the Government of Western Australia I managed a publishing group. I worked with an array of material ranging from complex scientific manuscripts and maps, to promotional material such as magazines and newsletters, advertorial and advertising, web content, and much more. I also wrote a publishing style guide for the government department I worked in, and trained numerous scientists in the gentle art of professional copy editing and proofreading.

Before my involvement in publishing, I worked for fifteen years in the oil and gas exploration industry in Australia, England, and Southeast Asia.

Working with words is something I really enjoy, and I get a lot of satisfaction from making a contribution to effective written communication.

You will find a detailed description of my skills and expertise here.

Alex Forbes BSc (Geology and geophysics) University of Sydney

Member:
Society of Editors (Western Australia) Inc
Association of Earth Science Editors
Geological Society of Australia