I am a Melbourne-based freelance journalist and writer with more than 20 years' experience in both old-school print, as well as online. I write 
blog and website copy, stories, profiles, and corporate content across a wide range of subject areas, including health, property, finance, and lifestyle, and have worked as a staff journalist and sub-editor for Australian Associated Press, The Sun-Herald, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK),The Sunday Herald-Sun and The Weekly Times in Melbourne.


My journalism can be seen in the NTHEBLACK magazineSunday LifeThe Weekly Times' Education section; Escape travel;The Guardian; and Australian Book Review.I also offer content, blog and copywriting retainer and one-off project work for a number of clients, including property expert Michael Yardney, MedAdvisor, and KordaMentha. This involves the editing and writing of internal and external communications, speeches, case studies blogs, brochures, websites and e-books.

Contact me on office@johannaleggatt.com

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Victims of
love scams

Sunday Life


How to grow a business in tough times


Ben Lerner and
the 'lost boys'
Australian Book Review


Spring Outfit

Surviving Melbourne's lockdown

Opinion, The Guardian

Image by freestocks

The problem of belonging
Opinion and podcast, Australian Book Review