Samantha Bond

Freelance Book Writer & Content Writer

Location:Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2 Skills
Samantha Bond - Writing CV

Relevant experience
In 2014, after more than 20 years honing my craft as a writer, I completed the Advanced Diploma in Professional Writing through AC Arts. I then undertook a Certificate IV Adult Assessment and Training so I could teach in this course that I loved so much. I have since developed a half-day workshop on plotting in fiction and a full-day workshop to train TAFE staff to write effective Ministerial Briefings. I have replicated this Briefing training in my workplace where I am the Briefings Coordinator for Disability SA. At present, I am a mentor in the AC Arts Professional Writing course and supervise students writing novels and short stories. I also write freelance business content for The Content Partners who service numerous financial and accounting firms, and write freelance arts reviews for Indaily and Glam Adelaide.

• In 2015, I was awarded Highest Overall Achievement in Professional Writing through AC Arts
• Just Sleeping (novel)- shortlisted for the Olvar Wood fellowship award 2010

• Leaving Princess Kate - published in Autumn Leaves anthology 2015
• Copper Bling - winner in the Perilous Adventures writing competition 2011:
• Your Gift (Seaview Press, Goodnight, Goodnight anthology 2009)
• Pink Shorts (Positive Words, 2008)
• Just Sleeping (Page Seventeen, 2007)
• How To Keep A Secret (Girlfriend Magazine, 1993)
• The Art of Love (Girlfriend Magazine, 1993)
• The Girl In The Blue Dress (Girlfriend Magazine, 1992)
• Over 200 Arts reviews published in both Indaily and Glam Adelaide. Review examples:

• Certificate IV Adult Assessment and Training 2014 (ILearn Online)
• Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing) 2008-2014 (AC Arts, TAFE)
• Bachelor of Laws, Adelaide University, 1999
• Bachelor of Arts, Adelaide University, 1997

Professional Development examples
• 2014:Fiona McIntosh master class (5 day intensive in commercial fiction writing)
• 2014: PD (Phillipa) Martin mentorship (Dead Selfish- novel)
• 2013: 4 day Fiction writing bootcamp - SA Writers'Centre 2013
• 2013: Nick Earls characters workshop - SA Writers Centre
• 2012: Manuscript editing mentorship Robb Grindstaff (Selfish Idol - novel)
• 2009-2010: Jane Turner Goldsmith mentorship (Just Sleeping - novel)
• 2009: Carol Lefevre Writer's Cafe 6 week workshop (Just Sleeping)
• 2008: Maximising Opportunities Group - SA Writers Centre

• 2014-present - Tutor/mentor in AC Arts Professional Writing course
• 2015-present - freelance content writer for The Content Partners
• 2008-present - freelance reviewer for Indaily and Glam Adelaide
• 2004-present- various senior policy and project roles in SA Government
Skills (2) Rating
Book Writing
Content Writing