With ten years experience as a freelance journalist, editorial assistant, publicist and copywriter, I can write about anything for any format and with a keen sense of who I'm writing for. I'm also a member of the Australian Writer's Guild, currently developing scripts for television and short films.
I'm currently based in Melbourne, Australia, but can telecommute.
OGILVYONE (May 2010 – July 2011)
Under the distinguished OgilvyOne banner I wrote, edited and proofread copy for the Myer brand. Communications range from store events to high-end brand awareness across fashion, cosmetics and electrical items.
BURSON-MARSTELLER PUBLIC RELATIONS (June 2008 – December 2009)
FREELANCE PUBLICIST (HEALTH CARE SECTOR)
During my time with B-M I conducted media/client research, composed press releases, and summarized media coverage. I also assisted with coordination of media contacts and coverage for the Australian Lung Foundation’s Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) Awareness Week in regional Queensland.
AUSTRALIAN MEDIA GROUP (January 2006 – April 2008)
As assistant to the Editor of Education Technology Guide, Recreation Yearbook and Security Oz I performed all sub-editing tasks for these publications, including proofreading, copywriting, product and industry research, and article research. I also managed editor’s communications and drafted feature articles for Education Technology Guide and Security Oz.
CHRISSIE VINCENT PUBLICITY (March 2004 – November 2005)
Under Ms Vincent’s supervision, I composed press releases and media alerts for her clients (including Regurgitator, Ben Birchall and Jet), and sought and archived media spots.
MITCH SCHNEIDER ORGANIZATION [MSO] (November 2003 – February 2004)
David Bowie, Alanis Morissette and Depeche Mode are only a few of the names that make up MSO’s impressive roster. I gained considerable experience as an intern writing numerous press alerts, as well as liaising with clients and artist management.
LA WEEKLY (June – September 2001)
I provided assistance to staff writers, including fact checking, copywriting, copyediting, and blurb contribution.