I am a Melbourne-based journalist, who has almost 20 years' experience as a print and digital reporter. I have worked on-staff for The Sun-Herald newspaper in Sydney, Australian Associated Press newswire, and as an online editor for The Guardian and The Telegraph news sites in London. I also ran my own writing business for many years, penning copy for large professional services firms and finance companies.
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Solid newspaper reporting skills from my time as a journalist covering courts and council for The Gold Coast Bulletin and AAP, as well as finance, features and news for The Sun-Herald in Sydney.
Experience working for both major mastheads in Australia - Fairfax (Nine) and News Corp - as a staff print journalist.
Strong digital background in online journalism for The Telegraph and The Guardian in London.
Published literary critic and book reviewer for The Sun-Herald and Australian Book Review (ABR).
Skilled in headline-writing, editing copy, interviewing experts, and parlaying complex terms and ideas into meaningful stories.
RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE
2022 - Present
Lead Editor, Australia
Australian editor for newly launched Forbes Advisor, which offers unbiased and objective personal finance news, explainers and reviews
2015 - 2021
Freelance journalist and copywriter
Commercial copy for KordaMentha, CPA, CA, OfficeWorks, etc. Freelance articles for Sunday Life, The Guardian, SBS, Australian Book Review, Escape Travel, The New Daily, News.com.au
2008 - 2014
Section editor and sub-editor at HWT Group
Section Editor for The Weekly Times; Sub-editor for The Sunday-Herald Sun
Bond University Scholarship
Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Journalism
Gold Coast, Queensland.
University of Queensland
Master's in Arts
Recipient of the John Burton University Cadetship Scholarship in Journalism.
Alumnus of the Fairfax National Journalism Training program (The Sun-Herald).
.News Limited Cadet of the Year finalist (The Gold Coast Bulletin).
Contributor to non-fiction book, Through Other Eyes: the Fred Hollow's Foundation 10 years On.
Non-executive Director of Australian Book Review