Thanks for taking the time to learn about me, but truth be told, I’m bursting at the seams to learn about you and how we can work together. I love to write and connect the dots for organisations and campaigns. If you need a focussed copywriter passionate about helping you make engaging connection, I’m a trusted pair of hands to work on your communications strategy, narratives and key messages.
Who I am
My story started when I first got my mitts on a crayon and wrote my first sentence. Possibly on a wall (sorry about that mum and dad).
Once I gained my pen licence, I graduated to writing and editing school newspapers to radio news headlines, ski resort brochures, Ministers’ speeches, government Dorothy Dixers, community engagement strategies, national park tourism signs, annual reports, travel magazine features and campaign material.
I’ve also managed media for state government departments, coordinated Australian TV and filming location shoots and worked with the Commonwealth Games 2006 media unit.
People-focussed copywriting and organising communications into community engaging tactics has always been at the heart of what I do.
There’s been a few address changes – from living and working in the French Alps, big city London, the Canadian Wilderness, the southern bible belt of the good US of A, the Victorian high country and Victoria’s western district. Must write a book about it all some day!
My feet are firmly planted in the sand these days on the Mornington Peninsula. Love the place!
I live with my park ranger husband, and 2 active kids in a sprawling house tucked into the dunes of St Andrews Beach. I’m a bit of a windswept coastal rambler (if only I could play sea shanties), a connoisseur of a well brewed cup of leaf tea and a very big fan of cheese (the stinkier the better).
While I’m based on Victoria’s coastline, I work with clients across Australia and the big wide world.
Secret writing business
When not writing copy for clients, or developing strategies that connect, I’m still glued to my laptop, working on children’s book manuscripts and short stories.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media Studies RMIT
Post Graduate in Crisis and Issues Communications Deakin University
Recipe for SEO Success Graduate
Net 101: Social Media Training Graduate
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery
Song of the Pen by A.B. 'Banjo' Patterson
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
Resilience by Anne Deveson
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make” – Jane Goodall
“A word after a word after a word is power.” – Margaret Atwood
“Joi de vivre” – someone French
Giving back, and being the change you want to see in the world matters to me. I am an active member and contributor to a number of worthy organisations.
I provide pro-bono communications support annually in my community.
CLIENTS I’VE WORKED WITH
I’ve connected the communication dots and written copy for countless organisations, campaigns and businesses