Be: Useful. Curious. Better.
If I could place a billboard sign atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it would say the above.
Useful. Having spent part of my childhood growing up on a farm, I understand the need to produce only that which serves a purpose. Telling stories is how I make myself useful to my clients and readers.
Curious. A great title sows the seed of interest for the reader. Clear and succinct writing fertilizes the imagination. I treat each new writing assignment as a journey into our collective imagination and asks a question which the reader is then equipped to answer.
Better. We all have our own adversity stories – some major, some less so. One of my major early adversity stories instilled in me the importance of not settling for complacency and to go out and seek knowledge that will make me a better person, partner, father and professional.
A little bit about me:
My skills are in communicating complex ideas to clients in a way that makes it easy to understand and solving problems both as a trainer and manager.
Along the way I picked up a degree in communications, majoring in media arts production and writing. When one of my tutors commented that one of my written pieces as “humorous and muscular”, I realised my calling was to become a writer and storyteller.
So now I am plowing a new field – away from the 9-5 of case management, key performance indicators and office politics – and setting up practice as a freelance writer.
So how can I make your job easier? Let me count the ways:
- In-depth reporting. I’m drawn to people’s unique stories. So my writing will peel back the layers to find the essence of the real story.
- Punctuality is the provenance of princes and gentlemen (as one of my aunts once told me). I file stories on time or early, and at word count.
- Independent thinker, collaborative worker. You don’t have to hold my hand through finding sources or identifying story angles, but I collaborate where it counts and you will have a product that meets your high expectations.
- Enthusiastic. It’s my choice and my passion to be a freelance writer. I’ve played in the corporate sandpit and have no desire to return to it. I’m here for the long haul.
- Tech savvy. Follow me on Twitter and connect with me on LinkedIn or Facebook.