Professional writing, editing and publishing

I have been working with the written word in a professional capacity since 1994, and much longer than that for pleasure. I absolutely love what I do and I've been fortunate enough to write and edit for hundreds of organisations in the nearly thirty years that I've been working in this space.

My experience in tertiary education and government environments is balanced with a portfolio of technical and web writing for businesses ranging from from investment management to professional services, biotech, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, service delivery & management, financial services and a range of small, medium and micro businesses.

My special skill? Taking information of any kind, no matter how complex, and applying structure, format, tone and a good edit for clarity and effectiveness. Your valuable information deserves to be read and understood and enjoyed. I can do that for you.

Examples of the writing and editing work I've done include:
- policies, procedures, governance and project documents
- user manuals, tech guides, SOPs and quick reference guides
- articles, blogs and entire websites
- case studies and testimonials
- social media copy

Arts and Not for Profit Resume

Education

University of Melbourne, Master of Creative Writing, 2008
University of Melbourne, Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics, 2006
University of New England, Bachelor of Arts, 1987

Selected publications

2013 – 'Testimony, The Ties That Bind', an essay in Testimony: the Life of Charlie Parker
2012 – 'The Dog of Fiction and the Wolf of Memory', in Griffith Review 34
https://griffithreview.com/articles/the-dog-of-fiction-and-the-wolf-of-memory
2007 – 2013 Various contributions to the Australian Music Centre magazine Resonate
http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/artist/zolin-miriam
2005 – 2010 Various contributions to AllAboutJazz.com
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/profile.php?id=284
2003 – Tristessa & Lucido (UQP)

Editorial

2008 – 2012: Managing and contributing editor, extempore press, responsible for publication of the extempore Journal (multiple contributors), Take Me Higher by John Clare, A Sudden Sentence In The Air: jazz poems by Geoff Page, Conjuror by Allan Browne, EXT2012 jazz writing anthology
2011 – 2015: Managing editor AustralianJazz.net

Public speaking and facilitation

2014 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues - onstage interview with Enrico Rava
2014 Melbourne Jazz Festival - onstage interview with Charles Lloyd and Maria Farantouri
2013 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues – onstage interview with Gerald Clayton
2008 – 2013 Mistress of ceremonies – launching 9 extempore publications
2003 Sydney Writers Festival – panel discussion

Board membership

2018 - 2019 Board member then Chair. Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues
2016 – 2019 Arts Council Mansfield, Committee member and Secretary
2011 – 2012 Small Press Network, Board member and Board Secretary
2003 – Eastside Radio, Paddington NSW Board Member and Board Secretary

Broadcasting and podcasting

2021 - current Radio Mansfield Books, Arts & Music
2020 - Table 19 Podcast
2019 - Radio Mansfield Table19 late night jazz.
2014 – The AustralianJazz.net podcast
2001 – 2003 Eastside Radio
1987 – 2ARM radio, Armidale NSW (Late night jazz 9pm – midnight)

Teaching and workshops

2013 – current: Workshops ‘Words about music ‘ – Practical, repeatable techniques for musicians to use when writing reviews, artist statements, blurbs, media releases and other promotional content.

 

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