Dave is the principal of Xmplar, and has been a qualified professional editor since obtaining a Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing from the University of Southern Queensland in 2006.
He is a member of the Canberra Society of Editors and the Australian Society for Technical Communication (NSW).
Dave has provided government and academic clients with scientific editing and graphics editing services. He has experience in web portal editing and writing, and with legal books as a production editor.
His strengths in scientific editing, graphics redrawing and desktop publishing of complex technical books and reports are supported by more than a decade in natural resource management as a practitioner and researcher (1994–2006). Several contracts for state governments have encompassed vegetation and biophysical assessment using remote sensing and geographic information systems, qualitative landscape modelling, catchment management and landcare group coordination—evidenced by journal and conference papers, and non-technical newsletter articles.