PricewaterhouseCoopers engaged Red Pony’s services in a dual capacity – to provide a structural review of a 30,000-word document in draft stage; and to edit and proofread the document in its final iterations.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is one of Australia’s leading professional services firms, bringing the power of its global network to help Australian businesses, not-for-profit organisations and governments assess their performance and improve the way they work.
PwC regularly issues ‘thought leadership’ publications that address particular issues of concern across a variety of areas of public policy. Typically PwC convenes a forum of industry or area experts and chairs a series of consultation meetings. PwC consultants then develop a document drawn from these expert consultations. The resulting document is circulated among government and industry decision-makers in Australia and internationally.
PwC saw benefit in engaging an ‘outsider’ to offer an independent perspective on the composition of its thought leadership paper on the proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
After attending a number of consultation meetings and reviewing the draft document, Red Pony wrote an editorial review that offered analysis and suggestions for the progress of the document.
Red Pony’s contributions served to improve the structure and refine the overall contention in subsequent iterations of the document.
Finally, Red Pony carried out substantial copy editing and then proofreading as the project neared completion, bringing a consistency of form and voice to a document representing many expert opinions.
The final version of Disability expectations: Investing in a better life, a stronger Australia was launched in November 2011 by the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce.