Editing samples

Over the past 15 years I have worked on a wide variety of reports and publications—as a writer, in-house editor, freelance editor or publications manager.

This page lists some examples of the editing and book-production projects on which I have worked. Further information and copy-editing samples available on request—please contact me for details.

For more information about the positions I have held as an editor, please see my biography, or visit my LinkedIn profile.

Considerations for Mission Leadership in UN Peace Operations (2021)
International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations

Freelance copy-editing of 60,000 word report; design and layout of print and web PDFs using InDesign, and according to a pre-established template; conversion of text and graphics for HTML version using PressBooks.

The cover of Dag Hammarskjöld's Oxford lecture

The International Civil Servant in Law and in Fact
Dag Hammarskjöld

Republication of original 1961 text and footnotes published by Oxford University Press; background and archival research; legal/copyright clearances; design and layout using InDesign for print and web; liaison with printer; video scripting and image/footage sourcing; blog post; social media posts.

The Global State of Democracy 2019: Addressing the Ills, Reviving the Promise
International IDEA, Stockholm

Freelance copy-editing and fact-checking of main report including extensive references; writing and copy-editing of summary document; updating of methodology documents; and copy-editing and layout of background paper in BookType.

Annual Report 2018
International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Rome

Freelance copy-editing and writing of programme summaries and stories; interviews with programme staff; proofreading of texts.

Editorial Standards 2018 (in-house)
International IDEA, Stockholm

Complete re-write and re-design of institutional editorial standards, including new section on gender-sensitive language, referencing guidelines and examples, and an approved word list: layout and design using BookType; liaison with POD printer; internal workshops.

IntegriTAS Threat Assessment System (2018)
International IDEA, Stockholm

Developmental editing of three support documents and one user manual; liaison with external copy-editor; layout and design using BookType including extensive HTML tables; liaison with POD printer.

Constitution-Building Primer series (2016–2018)
International IDEA, Stockholm

Complete revision and redesign of 17 CBP Primers, including fact-checking, copy-editing, formatting using a standard template, design and layout in BookType, redesign of multiple HTML tables, and liaison with POD printer.

Political Participation of Refugees: Bridging the Gaps (2018)
International IDEA, Stockholm

Overall coordination of publication process for main report and 8 case study reports, including liaison with copy-editor, authors and programme staff; and design and layout in BookType.

The Global State of Democracy: Exploring Democracy’s Resilience (2017)
International IDEA, Stockholm

Coordination of overall publication process for the main report and summary (including liaison with programme manager, authors, copy-editor, proofreader and designer); editing and layout of methodology documents and background papers.

Global Passport to Modern Direct Democracy (2017)
International IDEA, Stockholm

Copy-editing and rewriting of text; liaison with author, external partner (Swiss Embassy in Sweden), designer, translating partner (Korea Democracy Foundation) and printer.

SIPRI Annual Review 2014 (2015)
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Stockholm

Copy-writing and copy-editing of short texts; selection and editing of photographs and illustrations; design and layout using Photoshop; printing (in-house).

Western Arms Exports to China, SIPRI Policy Paper (2015)
SIPRI, Stockholm

Copy-editing, fact-checking and referencing (English, German and Chinese references); liaison with external and internal peer reviewers; formatting and layout using standard Word template; cover design and PDF compilation; printing (in-house); social media messaging and uploading to website.

SIPRI Yearbook 2014 (2014)
SIPRI, Stockholm

SIPRI Annual Review 2013 (2014)
SIPRI, Stockholm

Creation of design template in Adobe Illustrator; copy-writing and copy-editing of short texts; selection and editing of photographs and illustrations using Photoshop; design and layout in Illustrator; printing (in-house).

Other publications

SIPRI (2012–15)

SIPRI Yearbook 2014 (various chapters, print and online, Oxford University Press, 2014), <www.sipri.org/yearbook/2014>

* SIPRI Yearbook 2014 Summary (in Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish, 2014)

* Relations between Afghanistan and Central Asian states: Incentives, Constraints and Prospects (research paper, 2014), <http://books.sipri.org/product_info?c_product_id=478>

* SIPRI Annual Review 2013 (public version, 2013), <www.sipri.org/about/reports/annual-review-2013>

SIPRI Yearbook 2013 (various chapters, print and online, Oxford University Press, 2013), <www.sipri.org/yearbook/2013>

* SIPRI Yearbook 2013 Summary (in Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish, 2013)

* Iran’s Policy on Afghanistan: The Evolution of Strategic Pragmatism (research paper, 2013), <http://books.sipri.org/product_info?c_product_id=464>

Europe, Afghanistan and the Transatlantic Relationship after 2014 (research paper, 2013), <http://books.sipri.org/product_info?c_product_id=461>

SIPRI Yearbook 2012 (various chapters, print and online, Oxford University Press, 2012), <www.sipri.org/yearbook/2012>

* SIPRI Yearbook 2012 Summary (in Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish, 2012)

* The Arctic policies of Canada and the United States (background paper, 2012), <books.sipri.org/product_info?c_product_id=446>

International IDEA (2012–14)

Political Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens (report, 2014), <http://www.idea.int/publications/political-parties-in-africa-through-a-gender-lens/>

Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas (country profiles, 2014), <http://www.idea.int/publications/atlas-of-electoral-gender-quotas/>

Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized women’s successes in overcoming political exclusion (multi-author report, 2013), <http://www.idea.int/publications/from-exclusion-to-inclusion/>

Overcoming Political Exclusion: Strategies for marginalized groups to successfully engage in political decision-making (research paper, 2013), <http://www.idea.int/publications/overcoming-political-exclusion/>

Political Finance Regulations Around the World: An Overview of the International IDEA Database (2013), <http://www.idea.int/publications/political-finance-regulations/>

International IDEA/NIMD (2013)

Political Party Dialogue: A Facilitator’s Guide (handbook, 2013), <http://www.nimd.org/handbook/2997>

NIMD (2009–2015)

‘Working with political parties in fragile and conflict affected settings’ (brochure, 2015), <http://www.nimd.org/brochure/8228> 

‘Towards inclusive democracies: increasing gender equality in political parties’ (brochure, 2014)

The Power of Interparty Dialogue: Our stories (case studies, 2013), <http://www.nimd.org/publication/6047>

NIMD Annual Plan 2013 (Corporate planning document)

NIMD Annual Report 2013 (public version and version for Dutch MFA) 

NIMD Annual Report 2012 (public version and version for Dutch MFA) 

NIMD Annual Report 2011 (public version and version for Dutch MFA), <http://www.nimd.org/annualreports/2811>

‘Peer learning for political parties’ (research paper, 2010), <http://www.nimd.org/researchpaper/2341>

NIMD Annual Report 2009, <http://www.nimd.org/annualreports/2016>

‘Signing of Memorandum of Understanding for the Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue in Uganda’ (case study, 2009), <http://www.nimd.org/casestudy/2017>

‘Georgian constitutional reform in the eyes of the public’ (research paper, English/Georgian, 2009), <http://www.nimd.org/researchpaper/1970>

Beyond Orthodox Approaches: Assessing opportunities for democracy support in the Middle East and North Africa (policy paper, 2009), <http://www.nimd.org/policypaper/1813>


Simonsen, K., Literature, Imagining and Memory in the Formation of a Nation: Travel writing, canonisation and the formation of a national self-image in the Faroe Islands (PhD thesis, Roskilde Universitet, 2013)

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? An Analysis of the ‘Sustainable Intensification’ of Agriculture (Friends of the Earth International, 2012), <http://allafrica.com/view/resource/main/main/id/00050189.html>

New Writing from Korea 2 (Korea Literature Translation Institute, 2009), <http://library.klti.or.kr/node/12441>

SNV Netherlands Annual Report 2008 (2009), <http://www.snvworld.org/en/download/publications/snv-annual-report-2008.pdf>

About the author

Davey Dreamnation (1972–?) is an Australalian musician, vocalist, pirate and record-label owner who now lives 'in the third person'.

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