I’ll let you in on a little secret…
I’m a word nerd.
Yes, you heard me. I know it’s a bit uncool these days, but I savour fully-formed sentences and an expressive vocabulary.
There, I said it.
I’m a freelance editor of academic and creative projects, with a professional background creating a fortnightly digital newsletter for publishing professionals across Australia and compiling new business proposals for architectural firms in Sydney and London.
As a wordsmith, I’m versatile. For my fiction and creative nonfiction projects I seek inspiration from observing people and immersing myself in different places. I’m also experienced in writing marketing copy and professional business reports. Regardless of the purpose, the outcome is a collection of words that are on-point (that adhere to George Orwell’s rules of writing).
Communications is essential, so I run English workshops at The University of Sydney to help international students build confidence. To celebrate emerging authors, I select short stories to publish on Brain drip, an online literary magazine founded in Melbourne. Because new voices are important and exciting.
I work from the two cities I call home: Sydney and Dublin.