Lindy Alexander

I am a freelance writer, researcher and content creator. My writing has been published widely in Australian magazines and newspapers. I have also written discussion papers and white papers on a variety of medical research and development topics including paediatric health care, post-traumatic growth, mental health, health innovation and women's health.

I have a PhD in Social Work from The University of Melbourne and one of my strengths and passions is turning complex information into interesting, cohesive and relevant content for readers. I do this by always keeping the audience in mind and ensuring that I am tireless in meeting the client’s brief.

I always meet my deadlines, respond to emails and phone calls quickly and will keep writing until clients and editors are completely satisfied.

I have written widely about health and wellbeing, education, food, parenting, productivity, business and sustainable living. My articles have been published in Australia and internationally in numerous digital and print publications including The Guardian, Sunday Life, The Age/The Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Paper, delicious., SBS Life, Dumbo Feather, Peppermint, Travel + Leisure and more.

I am genuinely curious about most things and love a good writing challenge.

Lindy is a brilliant writer! She has undertaken several projects for me and they have been delivered on time, on budget and to a very high standard. I would recommend her unreservedly: Lindy can understand the scope of a project at the macro level - and is able to develop a project brief, with clear project outcomes and deliverables. She effectively engages stakeholders and enjoys working with people from a range of backgrounds.

- Dr Ralph Hampson, former national manager of R&D at Starlight Children’s Foundation.

my core skills

Journalism

Feature writing

Content creation

Literature reviews

White papers

Q & A

Whats the best thing to happen to you in your career to date?

Regularly having editors of magazines and newspapers approach me with commissions - that thrill never gets old!

What does a typical work week look like for you?:

I am neither a morning nor an evening person - I am a solid 8.30am - 4.30pm person. I work out of my small town's fantastic co-working space a couple of days a week and the rest of the time I work from home.

Describe your working environment in a few sentences..

The co-working space I work from is dynamic, entertaining and has a stocked biscuit jar. Unfortunately my home does not usually have the aforementioned cookie vessel.

What sets you apart from other freelancers in your industry?

I never miss a deadline. Ever.

What are the tools of your trade?

I'm a simple being -my MacBook Air, unlined notepad and pen.

Do you collaborate with others? If yes, how does that works?

All the time - via facebook, Skype chats and face to face.

Whats been the biggest freelancing lesson to date?

To listen carefully to clients and make sure you really understand the brief.

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