Jasmine Crittenden is a freelance writer and editor and singer-songwriter based in Sydney, Australia. She writes thousands and edits of words every day, in subjects as diverse as literature, music, travel and finance.
Jasmine is well-known in Australia for her dynamic, in-depth pieces on leading musicians, and has interviewed the likes of ex-Split Enz frontman, Tim Finn; U.K. star, Katie Melua; and international touring artist, Barb Jungr.
Jasmine studied English and Modern History at Sydney University, where she gained First Class Honours in Modern History for her thesis on the role of African-American music in the Civil Rights Movement.
For nearly ten years, she has worked extensively as a freelance journalist. Between 2003 and 2005, she was a columnist and critic for Sydney's most widely-read music newspaper, Drum Media, and she went on to freelance for other publications, including Songsmith and the National Jazz Website. In 2005, she was a finalist in the National Jazz Writing Awards.
Jasmine then spent several years travelling extensively. She stayed in the Cook Islands for many months; travelled from Vietnam to Latvia by train; built houses in Thailand for tsunami survivors; spent a summer travelling in the United States and lived in London for eighteen months.
In London, she focused on writing poetry and songwriting, and was invited to publish in Borderlines (U.K.) and Equinox (U.K.). In 2009, Jasmine was a semi-finalist in the U.K. Songwriting Competition.
Jasmine is currently based in Australia, where she won Second Prize in the Sydney Songwriting Competition, 2010. She is about to release her self-titled debut EP.
Apart from freelancing for various publications, Jasmine currently works as World Music editor at www.suite101.com/music and as an editor at www.accomplishedediting.com.