Nicole Thomas

Oscar Said It.

Oscar Said It. is run by Sydney-based freelance writer Nicole Thomas. Nicole has over 10 years’ experience in the publishing field and has written about almost every industry imaginable. That generalisation includes architecture, design, music, beauty, marketing, health, psychology, business, fashion, real estate and agribusiness. Unlike her more sensible counterparts, Nicole started her journey with a Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Sydney. In 2017, she completed a course in Digital Marketing to gain more insight into the needs of her clients and to provide more holistic solutions for them.

my core skills

Copy editing

Media release writing

InDesign

Proofreading

Feature writing

Q & A

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

Becoming a freelancer -- I've met so many creative and clever individuals since going solo.

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

Smashing out media releases, wrangling a toddler, researching agribusinesses, interviewing a variety of humans. Rinse, repeat.

Describe your working environment in a few sentences..

Sun-drenched and caffeine-laden (coffee, chocolate, tea -- it's all accepted in this workspace).

What sets you apart from other freelancers in your industry?

I'm quick, thorough and easy to play with.

What are the tools of your trade?

The latest MacBook Pro, a subscription to the Macquarie Dictionary and an extension cord (oh, and a morphie for the road).

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

Not usually, but I do have a good list of contacts in the graphic design field.

Whats been the biggest freelancing lesson to date?

Nut out those briefs. Ask as many "stupid" questions as possible until all expectations are laid out bare.

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