David Prater focused on producing high-quality publications for the Institute’s key target audiences. He managed all aspects of the production process, including liaising with authors, editing and proofreading of manuscripts, design and layout, printing and distribution.
He has an extensive background in writing and editing, with an emphasis on digital publishing. Prior to joining International IDEA , he worked as a Communications Editor for Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and as a Web Editor for the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD).
In 2011 he undertook post-doctoral research at Blekinge Institute of Technology (Karlskrona, Sweden) as part of the Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice project. From 2001 to 2012 he was Managing Editor of Cordite Poetry Review, an Australian journal of poetry and poetics.