Our people

We are researchers, writers, editors and proofreaders with extensive portfolios of work in most areas of public sector activity.

Ron Thiele | Director

Ron Thiele is an experienced researcher, copywriter and editor specialising in education and training, health education, and environment and natural resource management.

Ron wrote or edited some of Australia’s major education and training reform reports as well as national strategies and major ministerial statements. He has worked for industry skills councils in entertainment, public safety, building and construction and public administration to research and write training packages and user-friendly training and assessment resources for small businesses, and to promote training and apprenticeships. Ron has evaluated education websites and investigated user requirements for the national vocational education and training portal. He has also researched and written several workforce planning and skill needs studies.

First involved in the groundbreaking 1970s Life. Be in it. campaigns, Ron developed major communications campaigns for preventing HIV/AIDS, quitting smoking, preventing alcohol and other drug misuse, and building the self-esteem of young people. He authored the world’s first AIDS Prevention Education Strategy. He has also researched and developed campaigns for injecting drug users, parents, health workers and other workers.

Ron has researched, written and edited performance reports about water supply, sewerage and catchment management. He has developed strategies for many public sector organisations and investigated training needs for the plumbing industry and for the national energy efficiency initiative. He has also written or edited many publications for the general public on natural resource management. Ron was for many years Secretary of the Society of Editors (Victoria).

Christine Nagel | Editor

Christine Nagel is an accomplished editor, publications manager and trainer.

Christine lectures at Victoria University to Diploma of Professional Writing students and previously lectured and tutored at Curtin University in professional writing and editing. She has conducted workshops for the Victorian Writers Centre and the Perth International Arts Festival. She lectured for several years at the University of Western Australia’s Practical Editing program. Christine runs regular workshops for authors, helping them have their work commercially published, and runs professional development writing classes for Victoria University staff.

Christine has experience in editorial commissioning and management; in structural and copyediting; and in manuscript assessment and reporting. She has edited several regular publications including Homes & Living Magazine (Perth), Police Life (Victoria Police) and Write Away (Western Australian State Literature Centre). She also has extensive experience writing commissioned and freelance feature articles for print and online media, websites and corporate and government publications.

Frederick Paralas | Communications and Administration Officer

Frederick Paralas brings to Get it Write! a wealth of experience in office and professional services administration, including with a Melbourne law firm.

Frederick began his working life running his own small business in Melbourne's Richmond. In 2009, he undertook an advanced diploma of business (legal practice) from Swinburne University of Technology. On graduating, he started work as a law clerk, working on property and conveyancing matters. In this position, he gained a range of experience in real estate transactions — from preparing contracts of sale to finalising settlements — as well as work scheduling, bookkeeping, records administration, client liaison and dealing with public sector agencies.

In 2015, Frederick joined our team as Administration and Communications Officer. As well as administering the business, he handles work scheduling and social media activities. He is also building his expertise in the administrative aspects of editing and proofreading.