MEL ROOME

Principal Editor

Mel established Hit Send in 2014 with the aim of being the editor on your team but not in your hair. She has 15 years of editing experience, is a published writer and lives her values of being habitually helpful, keeping things simple and adding value.

Mel specialises in plain English editing and was a plain English trainer for the Tasmanian Government for several years. She is also blessed with an eye for detail.

A career that has included HR, university fundraising, alumni relations and events management provides Mel with valuable experience in her editing work. She also taught English as a second language to business students in WA and wrote an ESL textbook. She holds a Master of Arts from Oxford University, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a member of the Institute of Professional Editors.

ASSOCIATES

On an occasional basis, I am lucky to be helped by other freelance editors who help me out during busy periods. This helps Hit Send keep our fast-turnaround promise.

RAJAN VENKATARAMAN

Rajan specialises in writing tender submissions and grant applications, adeptly helping his clients make the most compelling case for their capabilities and services. He has assisted organisations as diverse as the Institute of Project Management, Blueline commercial laundry and the Association for Children with Disability to win contracts and secure funding.

Rajan brings to his work a wide range of skills and extensive work experience. His 20-year career in the public service included periods as a trade negotiator, an emergency management adviser in the Prime Minister’s department, and a member of the Film and Literature Classification Board.

As a fellow sole trader, Rajan has also completed major editing projects for dozens of clients, including the Australian Department of Finance and the UN Development Program. He holds degrees in science and international relations.

JANE EMERY

Jane has been a subcontractor on an occasional basis since 2018, after returning to Australia from working for several years in China. Her background is largely in the higher education sector where she has held roles in student recruitment and career development.

Jane’s editing skills were initially focused on academic material and over the years she has proofread more PhDs than she can remember. However, she now enjoys the diversity of Hit Send projects and has worked on annual reports, grant submissions and newsletters for major organisations.

Jane has also written content for promotional material and websites, and tutored in ESL.

DEB VOGEL

With a varied career in ICT support, project management, research and community arts, Deb has extensive experience in writing and editing.

She has edited a range of documents, including annual reporting suites for major ASX-listed companies and a highly detailed tourism industry guide. She is an excellent proofreader and has checked state government tender documents in Word and Excel.

Deb is also our go-to subcontractor for formatting, having high-level experience in formatting documents and developing templates in Microsoft Word. She produces company report templates, integrating graphics and logos where required.