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Lauren Thompson

Freelance Writer & Script Writer

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Location:Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 04 1918 7809
Website: http://laurenthompson.vpweb.com.au/?alt_id=8PHM0-Q1A88-5Q1&ts=1367482283773&prefix=www
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/laurenthompson
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Lauren Thompson BA, MA, ALIA
31 Canis Crescent, Ocean Grove. Vic 3226
H: (03) 5256 2871 M: 0419 187 809 Email: laurena8@bigpond.com

Writer with Editorial experience, combined with Business Training

Profile

I have recently graduated with a Masters Degree in Writing and Literature.
I am experienced in journalism and editing in my time as the Editor of the Victorian Society of Women Writers newsletter, Write Away. I have attended numerous writing courses over the years and many were hosted by Australian writer, Graeme Kinross-Smith. In March, I was one of 10 Australian writers chosen by Express Media to participate in the Connecting Voices Program. A course designed to help young writers become workshop leaders in their own community.
I have built a wealth of cultural experience through extensive overseas travel and am currently applying my skills as the Editor of the Society of Women Writers Newsletter, Write Away. With a genuine commitment to doing the best I can, my experience, skills and Public Relations and Business training would be an asset to any employer.

Personal Assets

• Excellent communication skills, a confident verbal presenter and proficient writer with the ability to engage others
• Good interpersonal skills, able to build and maintain positive relationships
• A creative and lateral thinker, able to improvise and think on her feet
• Trained in public relations and business
• Very well developed organisational, planning and time management skills
• Able to work independently, or as a supportive and enthusiastic member of a team
• Flexible and able to multi task, prioritise and maintain a strong commitment to high standards
• Well presented, reliable and honest
• Hard working and conscientious
• Motivated and passionate writer with a strong commitment to personal growth
• Proficient in using computer systems and software, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Express, Publisher
Qualifications

Master of Arts - Writing and Literature Deakin University 2013
Specialisation: Professional Writing

Bachelor of Arts - Professional and Creative Writing Deakin University 2010 Major: Literary Studies

Certificate IV in Business Gordon Institute of TAFE 2006
Public Relations Geelong, Vic

Relevant Experience

Geelong Advertiser, Geelong. Vic 2006
Assistant Writer Work Experience:
- Assisting the Court Reporter – Karen Matthews to record details of court proceedings
- Assistance in the preparation of relevant newspaper articles

Society of Women Writers Victoria Inc. 2010
- Editor for the Society of Women Writers Victoria’s newsletter, Write Away

Memberships

Australian Library & Information Association
No. 061831
The Victorian Writers’ Centre, Melbourne. Vic.
Good Reads, Melbourne, Vic.
Society of Women Writers Victoria Inc.
Deakin University Alumni Community
Additional Information

Current Drivers Licence

Volunteer Work: Salvation Army – Black Saturday Appeal
Forty Hour Famine Campaign
Volunteer worker for the Deakin University student union; DUSA
Queenscliff Historical Museum

Interests: Reading, writing short stories, karate, swimming, tennis, drawing and
travelling

Referees: Dr Maria Takolander
Lecturer, Deakin University
Geelong, Vic
Ph: 03 5227 1274

Mrs Agnes Chatfield
Writer
Canterbury, Vic
Ph: 61 39 8362 327


Mr David Holden
Teacher, Surfside Primary School
Ocean Grove, Vic
Ph: 03 5256 3840
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