AUSTRALASIAN HOUSING INSTITUTE
Publication editing, writing and proofreading
Australasian Housing Institute (AHI) is a not-for-profit professional association of people involved in the social housing industry in Australia and New Zealand. One of their key offerings to members is a quarterly journal called HousingWORKS that features articles and opinion pieces written by sector professionals, as well as industry profiles and interviews.
Given that HousingWORKS is a very important communication not only for the AHI but also for the Australian and New Zealand industry as a whole, the AHI goes to great lengths to make it the best publication it can possibly be. This has meant securing professional writing and editing services to ensure the content is always in prime condition.
Bakewood’s responsibilities for HousingWORKS are three-fold: editing contributor articles and then liaising with contributors to gain editorial approval and gathering additional information such as images and biographies; the research and writing of interview articles like member profiles and career exposés; and proofreading of the final publication before it goes to print.
The AHI executive team chooses a theme for each edition and then makes the call to members for contributions. Once the articles start flowing in, Bakewood steps up to the plate, nurturing and crafting the publication through to its final state, which is usually a 40 to 48-page full colour print magazine.
While HousingWORKS may not be available to the general public, it is well received by its professional brethren, often read from cover to cover and responsible for inciting debate across the industry.
Bakewood’s role in HousingWORKS has not gone unnoticed, and is openly acknowledged by the small staff at the helm of the AHI. The strong relationship between Bakewood and AHI has also resulted in Bakewood being asked to write, edit and proofread their annual report.