The Clarity Editor

Editing for international development organizations

International development professionals must write. A LOT.

From project documents and official communications with governments and donors to research reports, training and advocacy materials for your target communities to news articles and speeches for the public…

I know. I’ve been there.

What I can do for you

As someone who worked on international development projects for over eight years, I will help you make sure your document

  • reflects the integrity and professionalism of your organization
  • uses clear, uncluttered language with minimal acronyms 🙂
  • shows respect for all peoples

Let me help you make sure your documents are targeted and your messages clear.

Promoting clear language in international development

If you want to practice writing more clearly and communicate better with international audiences (or you want your staff to), I can offer online trainings (like the ones I’ve held for UNITAR) and give editing support and feedback.

Please get in touch and let’s discuss your needs and how I might be able to help!

[ See examples of past work | list of services ]

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  • Child protection
  • Development economics
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gender and leadership
  • Health rights
  • Life skills
  • Maternal health
  • Migrant health
  • Project management
  • Reproductive & sexual health, HIV/AIDS
  • Youth empowerment


  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Tokyo Office

Examples of past work

Reports…Project completion reports for UNITAR disaster risk reduction, entrepreneurship, and nuclear disarmament training programmes

…Final report of the Cyclone Seroja emergency response in Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Fundraising documents…Pitch deck

…Concept notes for programmes in entrepreneurship, gender empowerment, disaster risk reduction
Project documents…Project proposals

…Letters to donors
Website articles (editing, writing & rewriting)…Articles for UNITAR (these are articles that I either wrote or extensively rewrote)
Learning materials…Text for e-learning modules on EdApp
Speeches…Speeches and speaking points for head of the agency, division directors, project leaders


Contact me

If you would like to discuss whether we might be a good fit for your scholarly writing project, please send me details via the contact form or email me at