Ilona Wallace

Accredited Editor


Ilona is an Australian writer and IPEd-accredited editor. Her writing has appeared in Killings, Broadsheet, The Adelaide Review and more. She was named after the star of a “not very horrible” film, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943).

Ilona is available for editing and writing assignments on a freelance basis, and can assist with French–English translation. Her special interests include literature, language, culture and education.

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Most recent

The Routledge Handbook of Language Education Curriculum Design

Co-editor with Dr Peter Mickan. Co-author with Mickan of two chapters: 'Language education curriculum design: voices for uncertain times' and 'Freedom and authority, success and failure in Australian education: disruptive designs in curriculum policy and practice'.

The Adelaide Review
Daytripping in Siberia

. Irkutsk is a destination worth exploring, but an additional two hours’ drive will deliver you to Listvyanka, a town on the edge of one of Earth’s most ancient marvels.

The Adelaide Review
Home: Drawings by Syrian children

"This was the worst moment of my life. It is too hard to draw." This is how Youssef Mhanna, aged 7, captions his artwork in Home: drawings by Syrian children.

The Adelaide Review
Audiences as artists

Contemporary art organisation ACE Open is using workshops to bring audiences closer to artists.


The Adelaide Review
Adelaide's Jane Howard Helms Digital Writers' Festival 2016

"I don't think I would be a writer if it wasn't for the internet. It's as simple as that." In 2009, Jane Howard 'logged on' to the writing life. "I started a blog because I could, because it was free. You didn't need permission, you could just put it out there."

The Adelaide Review
Reading for a living: Laura Kroetsch

Laura Kroetsch became Director of Adelaide Writers’ Week in 2012. Ahead of the 2016 event, Kroetsch discusses the challenges won and still to come for SA’s premier literary festival.

The Adelaide Review
Life sentence: The New Yorker

Belonging is a quiet theme throughout Mary Norris’s book, as she riffs on our insecurities with language, and her insecurities at work. There’s a quiet, good-natured thrum of fear (trying not to be thought of as an over-correcting fool, or an under-correcting incompetent) that glues Norris to her desk and to her beloved pencils.

The Adelaide Review
Australian feminism and dangerous ideas

Professor Emerita Susan Magarey AM, FASSA, PhD, founded the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Women’s Studies (RCWS), the Magarey Medal for Biography, and the Australian Feminist Studies journal. However, there still exists a “certain amount of bewilderment” about what Women’s Studies actually are, she tells The Adelaide Review.

The Adelaide Review
The Measure of Monro

Monro’s passion, driven by an acute intelligence and insatiable quest for solutions to practical problems, is utterly captivating.

The Adelaide Review
Gabrielle Kelly: Mind over matter

Gabrielle Kelly - documentary maker, entrepreneur, director - is a strident force at the helm of one of South Australia's most challenging emerging industries. Kelly is on the very cusp of the knowledge economy seen as SA's future, directing the Wellbeing & Resilience Centre at SAHMRI.

Literature and language

The Adelaide Review
Famous last words

"It's a miracle - a miracle! - I didn't throw up on my first day. I was so nervous." Reflecting on her seven years as director of Adelaide Writers' Week (AWW), Laura Kroetsch has few regrets.

The Adelaide Review
Quiet Achiever: Wakefield Press

"They say the world's generally reading two novels, and to actually get books into the public gaze - especially from Adelaide - is incredibly difficult," says Michael Bollen, publisher at Wakefield Press. Despite the difficulty, Wakefield Press rode out 2016 on a wave of success.

The Adelaide Review
The Death of Shakespeare

Shakespeare shuffled off this mortal coil 400 years ago – but will he ever really die?

The Adelaide Review
David Mitchell: 'There are prejudices against genre fiction'

David Mitchell, the writer not the actor, has been quietly pottering away on the frontier of fiction for 15 years. His first novel, Ghostwritten, was published in 1999. Six world-bending, genre-blending books have since followed, including Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green and 2014's The Bone Clocks.

Food and travel

The Adelaide Review
Hook, line and sinker

Australia's newest fine-dining sensation is breaking records with their stellar cuisine, but it's the secret gardens and community spirit that make this Port Lincoln venue shine.

A guide to Californian wine regions

There's more to California than surfer bros and movie stars. The west coast of the USA has a long-established reputation for great wines.

A guide to Spanish wine regions

The easiest way to break down Spain’s wine industry is to become familiar with the mainland’s six major climatic regions and their key varieties.

Choosing The Best Tableware for Your Restaurant

'Plating up' is the finishing touch on any meal - and choosing the right plates is the finishing touch on your restaurant's design. Have you thought about how easy the plates will be to clean? What's the deal with those big, flat, white dishes?

A Guide to Adelaide Central Market

It’s the oldest market of its kind in Australia, and has secrets that are still being unearthed. But what's the best way to tackle Central Market?

The Adelaide Review
COVER STORY – Nature knows best

Feature story on food sustainability, ethics and the future of farming, including interviews with Dan Barber and Simran Sethi.

Arts and tech

The Adelaide Review
Monstrous maidens

Throughout August, Sax & Violins Film Society is reflecting on the representation of women in cinema: how girls become ghastly to get their time on the big screen.

The Adelaide Review
Oh Mother Where Art Thou

The Feminist Renewal Art Network (FRAN) will soon mark the 40th anniversary of The Women's Show - an Australia-first open festival of women's art. The Adelaide Review speaks with the organisers and explores what's changed over the last 40 years.

An ACE Up Our Sleeves

It's no small feat to reinvent yourself while all your old friends watch. This is the challenge facing ACE Open, the new amalgam of the Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF) and the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA).

The Adelaide Review
Building a Hoverboard Skateramp

Budgerigars, robots, and shark-bamboozling surfboards: South Australians will soon be able to peek into the future via MOD, a museum of discovery.

A Retrospective: 25 Years of WOMADelaide

In 1992 Adelaide Festival booked the stage production of Sarafina!, a musical depicting anti-apartheid riots in Soweto. Opening night coincided with the vote to abolish apartheid in South Africa. As the audience took their seats at 8pm on that balmy March evening, there was no way of knowing what the outcome of the referendum would be.

vote for me

One artist does not represent the experience and feelings of another, just as women do not go through life acting on the thoughts of a collective hive-mind.

Wheel Love

In the clutter of Adelaide’s homemade crockery cupboard, there are three outstanding craftswomen: Susan Frost, Katia Carletti and Fruzsi Kenez.

Rip It Up
Music news

Weekly music news page for local street press

Commercial (B2B and Marketing)

Avery Magazine
Local Learning: Adelaide Tuition Centre

Inspired advice for parents of tweens and teens >> What began as a private tuition business has evolved into Adelaide's premier tuition centre and publisher for SACE Stage 1 and 2 students.

How to Improve Employee Engagement Through Online Training

Every workplace should have a training schedule. Your barista may be able to texturize milk like no other, but that doesn't mean there aren't areas where that employee could - and wants to! - improve. Staff training benefits your company by making sure your employees are operating at the top of their game, and are adhering to current best practice.

5 Ways to Improve Your Hospitality Venue's Interior Design

You hope that your restaurant or hotel is welcoming, comfortable and inoffensive to the senses. But how do you know what trends to avoid? When do you set aside your dream aesthetics for the good of the customer? You'd like your customers to settle in for an evening, or for a long lunch, without interruption.

7 Tips for Choosing the Best Café Name

How do you think of a perfect café name? And when? Is the name the seed that really gets your passion going for the project? Or is the name the very last thing you decide on? Regardless of your approach, there are a few things to keep in mind when deciding on the name of your baby café.