Writing reports can be difficult and time consuming. Throw in a few complexities – multiple authors, competing interests, pressing deadlines – and the task becomes even harder. The Centre for Social Responsibly (part of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland) recently asked me to edit a report on the impact of mining on Mongolian herder communities. I worked with the authors to edit and proofread the 90+page report. The end result, the culmination of several years of field research, was very well received in Mongolia and Australia, and earned the authors international media attention.
July 20, 2015