Peter Carter’s home page

I live in Adelaide, South Australia, and worked for too long as a teacher and lecturer at primary, tertiary and secondary level (in that order). I’m now a freelance technical writer, editor (former member of the Society of Editors (SA), occasional HTML hacker (nothing fancy here — I’m more interested in content than eye candy, and this site is edited with BBEdit, not a WYSIWYG editor), and canoeing instructor.

I count myself as a Bright, and am involved with the local Skeptics group.

Why do I wear a spanner hung around my neck? Here’s an explanation.

Current editing work

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Searchlight, the magazine of the SA Sea Rescue Squadron. (I’m a Radio Operator)

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Outdoor News, the publication of the Outdoor Educators’ Association of SA.

Other interests...

Paddling: canoe and kayak

For some information on sea kayaking, I have brief historical details on the Australian scene with links to Australian and overseas sites, and a number of papers, listed at left

Cycling and HPVs

To get about the place, I have a choice of two Moulton bicycles and a Greenspeed recumbent trike. Which I choose depends on where I’m going and what I’m doing.

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Email to address

Evolution is fact: adapt Save the Enlightenment: Sapere aude!


This site was rebuilt in 2011 to use CSS layout in place of tables, and validated to at least HTML 4.01 Transitional standard. Validated pages should render correcly in any standards-compliant browser. (That excludes Internet Explorer: I have better things to do with my time than mess with workarounds for Microsoft software.)

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Other pages on this site

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