A bit about me

For over a decade, my words have been persuading, informing and championing. Whatever my job title, good writing has always been a big part of my work. Often it’s about shaping a compelling case, persuasively incorporating evidence and finding the story that connects with people. After all, we all love a good story.

Blending creative and corporate, I have over a decade of experience in writing-intensive roles including 7 years in corporate roles and, since 2016, running my own business as an independent writer and editor. My experience spans business writing, marketing, content creation, book editing and creative writing.

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As well as writing, I love learning and sharing knowledge. My qualifications include a Master of Communication and a Graduate Certificate of Editing and Electronic Publishing, for which I won the course prize for outstanding achievement. Since 2021 I have been a sessional academic teaching writing and content creation at a university level. My research interests include experiences of identity and community online. I also speak at conferences and deliver training on writing and editing. I am a professional member and former branch president of the Institute of Professional Editors, and an associate member of the Australian Society of Authors.

As much as I am good at and enjoy writing, I want my work to make a positive contribution in the world. That’s why I decided to harness my skills to better align with causes I care about. I now specialise in writing award submissions and grant applications for small businesses and solo professionals, with a focus on eco-centred enterprises and women in business. As a long-time KeepCup-carrying writer with experience running successful one-woman businesses, this seemed like the perfect fit.

I have written compelling submissions and nominations for local, national and international award programs, producing winners and finalists, and helping individuals and organisations get the recognition they deserve. My writing has also helped secure millions of dollars in grant funding. I know how to craft a persuasive piece of writing and I enjoy working collaboratively with like-minded business owners and professionals to help amplify their positive impact. If, like me, making a positive difference for people and the planet is at the heart of what you do and why you do it, I’d love to hear from you.

When I’m not helping small businesses doing great things gain recognition and opportunities, I’m helping independent writers develop their stories or working on my own creative projects.

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