As a member of the City of Sydney’s Professional Writing Panel for the three years that it was in existence (they’ve now moved to getting bids from editors for each individual project…), I had the chance to work on a great many fantastic projects. The largest of them was the Central Sydney Planning Strategy. Here’s

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Many people think of an editor as someone who works with journalists or books. But organisations of all sorts, as well as individuals, could benefit greatly from using an editor, even though many of never thought to do so. Why? Here are some reasons. 1. Everyone needs an editor Everyone needs an editor. I’m an

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All the way back in 2013, I featured Chris Dale from Marketing HQ in a guest post on this website, and he did the same for me. I obviously need to be better at cross-marketing, since I never actually posted a link to my post here. But better late than never. There’s nothing that’s gone

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Over the last few years, I’ve found that January and February are usually slow months in Sydney. But this year, I’ve been run off my feet. I’ve been happily kept busy with work for the City of Sydney, UNDP, UNESCO and The Copy Collective. This is as good as a time as any to say

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Ah, the vagaries of the internet and social media. For some reason, I found a recommendation on LinkedIn this morning that an old colleague had sent for me to share with colleagues. However, on LinkedIn, you can’t post endorsements for yourself. It has to be done by the person who made it… I’ll post it

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Is blogging important these days? In the early days of blogging (and Wikipedia tells me that blogs emerged and became popular in the late 1990s), it was all about making a statement, building a public persona and getting a following. And that’s what you did: if you found someone interesting, perhaps because they had the

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I had the most amazing work opportunity and experience in the last six months. I was hired by the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) team to be the editor for their 2015 report, Education for All 2000–2015: Achievements and Challenges. This involved working at UNESCO’s office in Paris for a few months with a dedicated and

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Since last year, I’ve been copywriting for NTT Communications (NTT ICT), an information, communication and technology company expanding its operations in Australia (in its entirety, the company, headquartered in Japan, is one of the world’s largest companies of its type). I love my work with NTT ICT. The people I work with there are lovely

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I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been prequalified as a contractor for the state of New South Wales in Australia. What does this mean? Well, it’s under the ‘Performance and Management Services’ category of a prequalification program, and I’m listed on the ‘Early Access Registration List (EARL)’. Rather than ‘Goodbye Earl’ (as in a fabulous

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