About Ian Hauser

I’ve loved reading books, newspapers, novels, comics, magazines – you name it! – ever since I was a child. It has been a gateway to the world, an enormous pleasure and an educational adjunct throughout my life. At home, my favourite room is my study with its wall of books.

I worked as a secondary school teacher in the independent sector in South Australia and Queensland for 37 years. My specialist areas were the Humanities and Social Sciences – History (both Ancient and Modern), Social Education and Religious Studies. I was also a Careers Advisor for many of those years. Apart from classroom teaching, my word-focussed experiences included designing and writing curriculum, marking the Senior Modern History Public Examination in South Australia, contributing to professional magazines, preparing reports for Church committees and writing proposals for Federal government funding for specific projects. I was well regarded among my peers for my wide-ranging language skills – professional, subject specific, formal and plain English, the vernacular, humour and the mischievous.

Over the past 25 years, I’ve written, edited and proofread for a variety of publications, including school histories, professional magazines, biographies, websites, almanacs and seminars. Perhaps my most fulfilling experience was to assist a young, first-time author to edit his original manuscript of 250,000 words into a publisher-friendly, tight and very readable publication of 100,000 words.

In short, words have always been a key part of my life. Now, with both time available and skills to be used, I want to extend my love of words and books to provide a helpful, supportive, encouraging and effective service which helps established and aspiring writers to transform their creative dreams into published realities.

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma of Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Theology

Contributions to publications (as writer and/or editor)

  • Hauser, I, ‘Growth and New Ground (1965-1973)’ in Hauser, R (ed), Never in Vain: history of Concordia College Toowoomba, Toowoomba: TBS Printing, 1995 – a chapter of formal history contributed to this publication
  • Hauser, I, ‘The Way I Saw It’ in ibid – an informal, student’s view of his time at boarding school in the late 1960s
  • Clark, A & Hauser, I (eds), Grace Alone, Rothwell: Grace Lutheran College, 1998 – co-editor, lead writer and proof-reader
  • Bateson, L, The Dionysius Chronicles, Adelaide: Openbook Publishers, 1999 – editor
  • Harms, J and Tedeschi, N (eds), The Rugby League Almanac 2012, Fitzroy North: Malarkey Publications, 2012 – collator, copy editor and proof-reader
  • Hauser, L, State of Origin: 30 Years, Dulwich Hill: Rockpool Publishing, 2010 – major editing
  • Thurlow, A, A Singular and Outrageous Blessing: The story of Rolph and Margaret Mayer, Melbourne: Morning Star, 2018 – editor and proof-reader
  • www.footyalmanac.com.au – Co-ordinating editor since 2018
  • Dodson, C, A View of Australia From Fine Leg, Brisbane: In House Publishing, 2020 – editor