SKILLS

 

I am a Melbourne-based writer and editor with more than two decades of experience in print, radio and online journalism in Australia and the USA. My skills include writing and editing as well as managing print, online, video and digital projects.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Better Read than Dead's 'In The Depths of Winter' printed anthology, for finalists in the Winter Writing Competition, 2018.

FREELANCE WORK:

2017 & 2018 & 2019:

Mosman Daily - a selection of cover stories here, herehere and here.

North Shore Times - a selection of cover stories here and here, here and here and also here and here.

Wentworth Courier - From May 2017 onwards, weekly columns for Dining In, On the Side, and Morsels, as well as occasional features and cover stories. 

 

Digital Editions found here. Click on calendar symbol for archive of past issues.

Examples: Wentworth Courier - June 7 (Dining In, Morsels, Deluxe)

Wentworth Courier - May 31: Cover story

Quartz Magazine - The Flavors of America Exist Thanks to its Refugees and Immigrants

2016:

Mindbodygreen - I Drank Only Water for 10 Days; Here's What Happened

Splitopia.com - Friends of the Divorcing Deserve No-Fault, Too

amNewYork Opinion - vacation time

amNewYork Opinion - voting

Newsday Opinion - voting

amNewYork Opinion - food

Salon.com - Go ahead and thank Gwyneth Paltrow: Her “conscious uncoupling” tapped into “a sea change in separation” that’s trickling down to the masses

 

Publishers Weekly

From 2015 to 2017 I was a regular contributor to Publishers Weekly, reviewing memoir, food and non-fiction titles, and interviewing authors. While reviews are anonymous, I was also commissioned to do interviews such as this one with Ayelet Waldman.

2015

Metro International - Victoria's Secret

2013

The Australian Newspaper - Australian coffee shops in NYC

The Wheeler Centre - Hyperlocal Online News

 

FULL-TIME WORK:

2010-2014

DNAinfo.com New York

News Editor, Special Projects Editor, Features Editor

 

2005-2010

Australian Financial Review

Sub-editor, member of production team

2003-2005

TESOL Teacher

Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

 

2001-2003

The Herald Sun

Sub-editor, section editor

 

1999-2001

Australian Womens Weekly

Feature writer, Melbourne Editor, 2000 Olympics correspondent

 

1992-1997

The Daily Telegraph

Copyperson, cadet, reporter, feature writer

 

 

OTHER WORK:

 

2000-2010

Feral Media

 

1999

Greenpeace

Communications 

 

1999

Radio National

Freelance producer

 

1999

SBS

Whatever Music producer

 

 

EDUCATION: 

 

Ravenswood

 

University of Sydney

 

University of Wollongong

University of Melbourne

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS: 

 

I was the editor of DNAinfo.com New York's Crime & Safety Report, which won an Ippie in 2012 for best multimedia package.

Here's more on the win.

 

The Crime & Safety Report also won a New York Press Club Award for Best Web Exclusive.

 

The Crime & Safety Report was shortlisted to the final 7 of more than 1000 entries in the Information Is Beautiful Awards, for the Data Journalism Category, in September 2012.

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

 

Business Insider, produced in association with Street Smart Video.

 

DNAinfo.com New York's Holiday Gift Guide

2012

2013

2014

 

Queens Eats

 

Best of UWS

 

Best of Brooklyn

 

Street Chic

 

New York Fashion Week (sample story)

 

Archive of my DNAinfo.com bylines