Back in the day, a good secretary was often a de-facto editor. I was, but eventually I wanted formal proof of my ability.

So I studied journalism through the University of Southern Queensland and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. Worked in general news at a regional daily newspaper.

Moving to Brisbane, I worked for a marketing firm as a copywriter, creating persuasive messages and advertisements.

The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) held the first examination for accreditation in 2009. I passed this, becoming an AE (Accredited Editor), which means I can give you quality assurance for your communications.

More recently, I developed Cut to the Chase, a workshop to help individuals and teams cultivate concise writing habits. I’m planning further helpful workshop topics.

Am I a touch obsessive about effective and efficient communication?

You bet!