Hi there! My name’s Gemma and I’m a freelance writer and editor based in Melbourne.
I've always had a love for words, deciding at a young age that my goal was to become a magazine editor. When I finished high school, I enrolled in a journalism degree at the University of Technology, Sydney, to realise my childhood dream – and so began my (very fun and creatively satisfying!) writing and editing career.
I’ve moved between public relations and editorial roles since finishing university, working across an incredibly diverse range of industries. In PR I’ve acted as a public relations manager in recycling, luxury hotels, and hospitality. In editorial, I’ve worked as an editor mainly on tertiary education websites.
After a very rewarding career working for some fantastic companies, I took the plunge into freelancing at the end of 2017. Since going freelance, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a huge range of projects. I’ve done feature writing, copywriting and copy editing across multiple industries including:- Fashion - Cosmetics - Home furnishings - Food - Hospitality - Travel - Health - Sustainability - Tertiary education - Construction - Law - Finance - Recruitment
I’ve written feature and news articles for websites including SBS Life, What’s New in Healthy Products, The Hour Glass, and more. I also currently manage and edit two websites – Insider Guides, an online resource for international students in Australia, and Knowbots, a web magazine focused on science, the environment and creativity for kids. Plus, I have a commercial cookery qualification and a fantastic knowledge of food and hospitality, so I can offer a pretty unique skill set when it comes to food writing. Quite obviously, variety is the spice of freelance life!
Becoming a freelancer was honestly the best decision I’ve ever made; I truly love everything about freelancing, especially the variety it offers. I really enjoy meeting new clients and working on continual projects with existing ones. I’m a quick, accurate and reliable writer and editor who can meet short deadlines – in fact, I thrive off them! Given my background in journalism, I relish being able to work across multiple projects at once and working to several deadlines. I see each and every new brief I receive as an exciting challenge, even if it’s in an unfamiliar industry.
If you’ve got a writing or editing project, I will happily take it on – no matter the topic or scope of work. Look forward to hearing from you!
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