I'm a freelance writer, researcher and content creator living in the vibrant goldfields town of Castlemaine in central Victoria, Australia.
After studying social work in my early 20s, I lived and worked in Canada and Uganda before coming back to Australia to work in early childhood intervention with deaf children and their families.
Writing was always a hobby, but after winning the Grace Marion Wilson prize for non-fiction writing in 2010 about my travels in Rwanda, I started to seriously consider following my passion and pursue a career putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).
While pregnant with my first child in 2013, I undertook a course at the Australian Writers' Centre focusing on feature writing for magazines and newspapers. Within a week of finishing the course, I had an article commissioned. Since then, I haven't looked back.
My work has been published in numerous digital and print publications including Sunday Life, The Age/The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, delicious., Good Food, The Saturday Paper, SBS Life, Dumbo Feather, Peppermint, Essential Kids, Essential Baby, Modern Farmer, Jetstar magazine and Homes+.
I am an associate member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers and of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.
I have also created content for brands, organisations and companies including SEEK, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Indeed, EML and the Great Ocean Road regional destination websites.
After completing my PhD in 2015, I have undertaken research projects for The Starlight Foundation, The Australian Breastfeeding Association and The University of Melbourne.
I also write a blog with useful tips, strategies and advice for freelance writers looking to boost their income and find great clients.
I am always open to discussing future collaborations and opportunities with publications, brands, universities and companies – get in touch with me here.
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