Freelance Journalist Content Writer and Editor
I’m currently writing for a range of magazines and websites as a part-time staff and part-time freelance journalist and content writer, working with magazines, websites and corporate clients producing feature articles, explainers, blogs and white papers. My niche areas are digital lifestyle, technology, marketing, travel and culture.
I lived in the UK between 2017 and 2019 for a change of life and change of work. I’m now back living in Sydney and working as a journalist and content writer. I’m writing on general topics as well as in my niche, digital lifestyle, marketing, technology and travel. My new project is the arts, culture and digital lifestyle blog Some Notes From A Broad.
Finding a Passion Project
In addition to working as a freelance content writer, I’m interested in the changing framework of publishing in the wake of technology disruption. Last year, moving to freelancing is had a bit more space to think outside the usual parameters of my writing. In 2019 I’m still dipping into TED Talks and books like Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert for inspiration and guidance on creative projects. I also had the privilege of travelling in the UK and Europe now while living on that side of the world. I’m embracing my love of photography and, as one does these days, documenting some of it on Instagram.
Journalist in Sydney
I moved to freelance in 2018 after working as a journalist for CHOICE, the Australian Consumer’s Association, website and magazine. I spent just over a decade writing about consumer issues with a focus on technology. I covered most aspects of consumer tech: privacy, piracy, broadband, streaming, waste, tech reliability, online safety, health, bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, AR and VR, travel tech and safety, global roaming, new apps and web trends, 3D printing, ewallet and online payments, online family history, online surveillance and the list could go on. Consumer journalism has a mission as its purpose: to empower consumers to make better choices for the products and services they buy. I loved having a clear, ethical purpose of working to help the members who funded our work.
I also worked freelance on and off during this time covering career, lifestyle, health, medical, travel and corporate writing and editing. My writing has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The South China Morning Post, Qantas Inflight magazine, the JetStar inflight magazines, Sunday Life magazine, The Open Road, The Bulletin, Men’s Style to name a few.
Magazines, Before It All Went Online
I worked in magazines in the earlier Noughties and late Nineties in Sydney at Australian Consolidated Press (ACP). During this time I worked at Australian Gourmet Traveller and Gourmet Traveller Wine magazines. I always think this was like my education in fine dining and wine. It was a unique insight into the genius and brilliance of top chefs and the sublime food they create. Starting at ACP, also worked on daily high circulation magazines, a corporate computer magazine when the Y2K bug was a thing.
Getting my Start in Student Publishing
University publishing is a well-trodden path for journalists, writers and designers to get their start in the industry. I was co-editor of several students handbooks and the university paper. It helped me get my first start in publishing, which was writing for MISWeb and as an editorial coordinator at a medical publisher.
A Selection of Articles
As a freelance content writer, I have a lot of clippings in my portfolio and this is a small selection of editorial articles. It’s by no means exhaustive, but it does capture some good examples of my recent and older work.
Online Consumer Tracking feature