I can highly recommend collaboration with Deborah White. Her nuanced understanding of exhibition interpretation and engaging contemporary audiences with culture and history has not only enriched the projects she has contributed to, but also provided excellent professional development for curatorial staff across Queensland Museum Network. Deborah’s warm, engaging and down to earth approach is always much appreciated, as is her ability to always meet the variables of project deadlines!
Christopher Salter
Head, Cultures & Histories
Collections and Research
Queensland Museum Network
Deb has long been my go-to editor, proof-reader and text writer. It is such an advantage having someone that can write for different audiences, understands the subject matter and picks up the errors. Couldn’t recommend her highly enough!
Fran Dorey
Exhibition Project Manager
Engagement, Exhibitions & Cultural Connection
Australian Museum
Deb was very helpful, highly professional, quick and easy to work with. Her decades-long experience working for museums made her the perfect person to edit, proofread and arrange all written material for my new science museum.
Karin Koch
I’ve worked with Deb on a number of projects and have always found her to be very easy to collaborate with. She’s a diligent editor with great attention to detail and has lots of experience in writing for different applications and audiences. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again and frequently recommend her services to others.
Em Blamey
Creative Producer – Interactive Projects
Australian National Maritime Museum
Deb has been a key contributor to many of the most memorable Museum exhibition and public program successes, particularly in her multifaceted role as writer, editor, video producer and important member of our creative teams. Deb lifts content from the ordinary or adequate to another and higher level.
Glenn Ferguson
Head, Program Delivery, Production and Design
Australian Museum
I’ve worked with Deb for over 15 years and I find her to be a brilliant communicator, writer and editor. She has been an invaluable resource on exhibitions as well as education and visitor programs at the Australian Museum. Her uncanny ability to transform complex language and concepts into accessible and meaningful information has been pivotal in the Museum sharing a purposeful dialogue with its wide range of visitors.
Fara Pelarek
Head, Lifelong Learning
Australian Museum
I’ve worked with Deb on a number of projects and have always found her to be a thorough and meticulous editor and a highly creative writer. Her input was invaluable to our publications at ACIAR, particularly in the development of a children’s book series on agricultural methods. Her development of the structure for a six-book series for children on insects and spiders (Australian Museum/Macmillan Education) was instrumental in the series winning the Whitley Award for best children’s series. Deb’s exhibition work at various institutions is outstanding and truly highlights her visitor-centric approach. Of note were Life Beyond the Tomb (Australian Museum) and Carved Trees (State Library).
Georgina Hickey
Production Manager Australian Prescriber
(Previously Publications Coordinator, ACIAR)