Editing

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Sue's editing experience dates back to her school days, when she was editor of the school newspaper. She later obtained a thorough grounding in publishing as editor in Struik's natural history division, and subsequently as a freelancer. She has edited a number of coffee table books, field guides and high-school biology textbooks.

Most recently (2019, from Vol 15.1), she has been appointed Editor of Quest, a popular science magazine published by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) on a quarterly basis, and distributed primarily to Grade 10-12 science learners.

She also served as copy-editor of African Wildlife - the magazine of the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) - for a few years ResHighduring the 1990s.

While employed at the then Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Sue was responsible for the annual Research Highlights booklet for three years, which involved soliciting contributions from staff members, editing the text and overseeing the layout. 

Later, she compiled five newsletters for the Global Invasive Species Programme, tasked with planning the publication, researching and writing content, soliciting and editing contributions from others, sourcing images, liaising with the layout and printing teams, proofreading, and coordinating POPstranslation into French and Spanish.

She has also edited a variety of scientific theses, papers and reports over the years, such as the technical report for ORASECOM titled 'POPs, PAHs and elemental levels in sediment, fish and wild bird eggs in the Orange–Senqu River Basin'.