Jodie Lea Martire is a writer, editor, translator and researcher based in Brisbane, Australia. She has a profound commitment to using beautiful language to create a just and sustainable world.
Jodie has a degree in English literature and French language and literature. She completed an English teaching qualification (CELTA) and a postgraduate diploma in librarianship. She is currently studying Communication for Social Change and is currently writing her master’s thesis on small presses and social change.
Jodie has worked as a writer and editor for over 16 years, in a variety of in-house and freelance roles with trade presses, university bodies, community organisations and international organisations. Her editing clients include Lonely Planet, UN-INSTRAW (now part of UN Women), Monash University English Language Centre, University of Sydney Law School, Melbourne Museum and Workplace Learning Initiatives. In addition, she has also edited and proofread PhD theses and chapters, articles, organisational reports and website content.
Jodie’s research includes supporting A/Prof Kim Wilkins at The University of Queensland in her work around regional, community and small-press publishing. She has also prepared a survey of issues impacting global communication rights for the World Association of Christian Communication, and published a directory of pro-women organisations in the Mexican state of Chiapas (in English and in Spanish).
Jodie has lived and worked in Latin America and is a fluent Spanish speaker. She has experience in women’s rights, human rights and international development in Mexico and Colombia. She has completed Spanish-English translations for international and local organisations like UN Women (and its former subsidiaries UNIFEM and UN-INSTRAW), Peace Brigades International (UK, Mexico and Colombia), Lilla: International Women’s Network, International Service for Peace (Sipaz), Peace and Diversity Australia, FOCA and Ocean Press.
Jodie’s articles have appeared in ReNew and Organic Gardener, and her content has been published by Lonely Planet. She has written and edited communication material for Diaspora Action Australia and The Tropical Fruits Inc., and her poetry has appeared in Hecate, Sol, Going Down Swinging and Australian Love Poems 2013.
Education and Qualifications
- Bachelor of Arts in English and French
- RSA/Cambridge Certificate in English Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
- Graduate Diploma of Science (Information Services)
- Master of Communication for Social Change (2018-)
- Professional Member of the Institute of Professional Editors
- Member of the Queensland Writers Centre
- Student Member of the Australian Publishers Association
- Associate Member of the Small Press Network
- Member of The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
- Student Member of The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing