Kym is an Australian freelance writer with a passion for words. She has more than 20 years’ experience across all facets of the publishing industry. Across her career, Kym has worked as a journalist and subeditor for newspapers, as a contract author and editor for corporate projects, as well as freelancing on and off since 1999.
Kym writes across almost all genres and topics including:
… product descriptions
... ebook ghost writing
... website content
... copy editing
… full editing
... technical/procedural writing
• product user manuals
• staff manuals
• technical & product specifications
• fact sheets for just about anything
• 'how to' guides/articles
... corporate publishing
• corporate publications
• staff publications
• processes & procedures.
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Kym asked the right questions in our discovery meeting and that translated into the right content coming back to me in a form I would have never achieved. I wish I could write but I can't so Kym's services have been appreciated.
Senior author/editor on the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Project for Raytheon Australia as part of the AWD Alliance.
Responsible for assessing publications from original equipment manufacturers as fit-for-purpose for the Navy, tracking metadata, raising problems along with risks, impacts and solutions, and for managing the Aviation Support and Communication and Information Systems technical publication development.
Apr 2006 - Jan 2010 (3 years, 9 months)
Senior member of the technical publications team with the BAE Systems ILS Department and worked primarily on documentation for the M113 project.
Responsible for editing all technical manuals, Repair Parts Illustrated Lists, graphics, Commonwealth of Australia comments, tender bids for continuity, style, terminology use, graphics and layout. I also proposed solutions for strategies to meet customer requirements on time and for updating the status on the progress of the work.
Julia Ross Recruitment
Jan 2004 - Mar 2006 (2 years, 2 months)
Responsible for editing Army training publications for style and grammar; ensure graphics add value; tables and technical data are correct and relevant; liaise with authors and project managers; some liaison with desktop publishers and graphic artists. Check subcontractor’s work before the Defence Force accepts the work. This position was contract and based at the Land Warfare Development Centre, Puckapunyal Army Base, Victoria.
Bachelor of Communications
Griffith University, Australia 2015 - 2016
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