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Level 4, 15 Moore Street, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

About Capstone College

We are Australia’s premier education provider for postgraduates, editors and academics. We deliver online and intensive courses of exceptional quality to ensure that graduates of our programs truly excel.

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Exceptional teaching, extensive resources and unrivalled support

Capstone College offers industry-leading online and intensive courses for postgraduates, editors and academics. Drawing on decades of experience, our team of highly qualified educators, academics and editors offers unparalleled coaching, resources and support.

Capstone College believes resolutely in the value of education—not just in academia, but in the world. Postgraduates, academics and editors bring fresh understandings to existing concepts. They refine research and literature to ensure it is relevant, credible and applicable to today’s challenges. This unwavering belief prompted us to develop a series of online and intensive courses, designed to help our clients succeed without the counterproductive stress so often experienced during studies, professional development and career advancement.

Our risk-free courses are the product of decades of experience and are designed by a team with outstanding educational and professional qualifications. Our signature course, Your Thesis Accepted, was developed in response to declining postgraduate completion rates and growing demand for accessible training and coaching for international students. In the online world, it is often difficult to determine credibility. Capstone College stands out as the leading provider of online and intensive courses, delivered by highly qualified and experienced professionals.

Our Accreditations

We are proud to be members of the following industry and professional organisations, which all have strict requirements and high standards for professional membership.

Canberra Society of Editors

Institute of Professional Editors

Australian Society of Authors

Society for Editors and Proofreaders (UK)

Public Relations Institute of Australia


The Capstone College Team

Our team comprises academics, accredited editors, educators and communications experts. Spanning a diverse range of specialties and disciplines, all our courses are underpinned by decades of real-world experience and impressive qualifications.

Dr Lisa Lines, AE - Director

Dr Lisa Lines, AE

Director

Dr Lisa Lines is an accomplished editor, educator, author, academic and historian. Prior to her tenure as a Lecturer in Military History at UNSW Canberra (at the Australian Defence Force Academy), Dr Lines lectured at all three major South Australian universities. She has held many editorial and academic positions at multiple institutions, giving her a reputation as the ‘go-to’ authority in the academic editing community.

Dr Lines is Director and Head Editor of Capstone Editing, Australia’s leading specialist editing company, an Accredited Editor with the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) and an active member of the Canberra Society of Editors. As a published author and historian, Dr Lines understands the pressure to publish that is placed on academics, particularly women and early-career academics. As an experienced educator, Dr Lines is acutely aware of the challenges faced by postgraduate students, particularly students who have English as a second language.

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Robyn Williams, AE - Assistant Director

Robyn Williams, AE

Assistant Director

Ms Robyn Williams began her career as a journalist and copywriter. Following a brief time as a writer with Palamedia, Ms Williams was quickly promoted to Senior Editor when only in her early twenties. After several senior editorial positions, including Senior Supervisory Editor at Lexis Nexis (one of the world’s leading legal publishers), Ms Williams became a Media Advisor with Monash University, and later a Communications Manager for the Monash Warwick Alliance (an international, interdisciplinary partnership between Australia’s largest university and the University of Warwick in the UK). These roles required superior communication, writing and editing skills, and an intimate knowledge of the tertiary, media and publishing landscapes.

Throughout this time, Ms Williams leveraged her specialist legal and academic editing skills and began a lengthy career, alongside Dr Lines, as an academic editor. Ms Williams has firsthand experience in balancing work, family and study, and is passionate about supporting those enduring similar challenges.

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Ms Emily Harap - Client Support Manager

Ms Emily Harap

Client Support Manager

Our Client Support Manager, Ms Emily Harap, is uniquely placed to ensure all our clients receive expert support and assistance. As a specialist in language and communication, and an educator and academic editor of superior quality, Ms Harap ensures that our clients are dealing with someone who has a deep understanding of their educational needs every time they contact Capstone College.

Ms Harap holds advanced degrees in language, linguistics and editing. Prior to taking on this management role in Capstone College, she worked as a specialist editor and trainer at Capstone Editing. By virtue of the combination of her education background and proven experience in the precise areas in which we teach, Ms Harap is able to provide the highest level of academic support available to our clients.

Qualifications
  • Masters of Publishing and Editing, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Professional and Creative Writing, Deakin University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Languages), Monash University