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Dawn Richards

Freelance Book Writer, Business Writer, & More

Location:Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
4 Skills


An accomplished author, ghostwriter, biographer and business content writer able to write clear and persuasive communication to achieve your goals. Twenty years’ experience in copywriting, consulting and marketing to businesses in a wide range of industries, including education, retail, finance, energy, health, sales, etc. ________________________________________________________________________

Business Content Writer Articles, press and magazine columns, ezines, ebooks, bios, web copy, proposals, brochures, press releases, blogs, newsletters, advertising materials, etc.
Published Author Three best-selling career books: Get That Government Job and Selection Criteria Toolkit and From Fired to Hired
Ghost writer Business books (print) and ebooks to build credibility and promote individual businesses. Family Memoirs and Biographies for individual clients.
Marketing Consultant and Copywriter Marketing for private sector businesses and government departments


Bachelor of Business in Communication (Distinction) (Marketing and Advertising) ? Graduate Diploma in Teaching ? Award Winner and Member of Customer Service Institute of Australia (CSIA) ? Member of Qld Writers’ Centre and Australian Writers’ Marketplace ? Member and Award Recipient of Customer Service Institute of Australia


Author of best-selling career books Selection Criteria Toolkit and Get that Government Job, with foreword by careerone’s former editor, Kate Southam
Author of books, ebooks and articles for use by businesses as a signup tool

Ghostwriter of two books on Huntingdon’s Disease

Feature Article Writer for the Australian Writer’s Marketplace
Feature Article Writer of Carers and Careers Column for Carers Queensland
Feature Article Writer for careerone, as well as regular ‘Job Tips’ articles

Writer of professional Profiles and Executive Resumes / Selection Criteria Statements / Cover Letters

Writer of ‘Job Tips’ articles regularly published in the Courier Mail’s CareerOne supplement and an online article for Defence personnel looking for a civilian job.

Copywriting for websites, ads, flyers, area profiles, proposals and sales letters for financial institutions, small businesses and government departments. ________________________________________________________________________



Feedback from former Elance clients -

Feedback from J.Zhang – CEO of WHOVA
“Dawn is very professional. What I appreciate is her spirit to step into our industry, learn and curate the awesome content. I highly recommend her service.”

Feedback from J.Zhang – CEO of WHOVA
“Highly recommend the service, enjoy the process of working together.”

Feedback from Leeha Mattinson - Private Client through Elance
Ghost writer, copy editor, publishing coach for a 60,000 word book on Huntington’s Disease. Soon to be published by Hay House.

“Hire Dawn. Professional - Can-Do Attitude - Excellent Results! What an absolute pleasure to work with Dawn! She is a truly dedicated and heart-centered professional writer, editor and coach with my best interest and the projects' best outcome in her vision at all times. She drove the project to completion and provided a sounding board for many ideas and was able to synthesize these 'musings' into a wonderful compilation that is at the publishers as I write this note. I am looking forward to working with her on future projects.”