I'm a writer and editor with more than 15 years' media experience, mostly specialising in health and food. My work has appeared in several outlets including The Saturday Paper, SBS Food and Body+Soul. I've also done a lot of editing in the design/interiors/architecture space and I'm always happy to work in different areas.
I cut my teeth in online news, working at The Guardian website in London and The Sydney Morning Herald website in Sydney, before spending a decade in lifestyle magazines. I then moved into client publishing and have recently branched out into copywriting.
I now work from home, writing a mix of features and content such as brochures and SEO-optimised website copy for media companies, small businesses and not-for-profits. Whatever the work, I love finding and distilling the essential message and communicating complex information in a simple, engaging way. I also love researching new subjects and meeting and interviewing people from all walks of life.
I have a wealth of experience in communicating complex medical information and terminology and scientific studies to the general public, for both mass market health titles such as Body+Soul and niche titles such as Diabetic Living.
I also love writing about food. I love how just one simple dish or even ingredient can take you on a social, historical and cultural journey. I also have years of recipe editing experience and would love to do some cookbook editing.
I've been a magazine chief subeditor several times and have years of editing, research and publications management experience. I can do an entire rewrite and restructure, and manage a publishing project from start to finish, or simply tidy up and polish existing copy.
When I'm not working or wrangling small children I write fiction. My short fiction has been published in Meanjin and I received a Varuna Publishers Fellowship for my novel-in-progress.
my core skills
writing and content creation