determination

Engineers Australia’s International Women’s Day Breakfast with Turia Pitt

International Women’s Day is almost upon us, and yesterday I had the privilege of attending Engineers Australia’s (pre) International Women’s Day breakfast, featuring a panel of female engineers to discuss gender equality, and a keynote address from the magnificent Turia Pitt, who is/was a mining engineer. Most people know Turia’s story – and her continued resilience,

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editing

Vale Janet Mackenzie

I read this beautiful obituary in my Institute of Professional Editors Limited enews this morning. What an incredible editor, life and legacy. “Good editors may be likened to those crystal-clear prisms which form a vital part of a pair of binoculars. They are not there to alter the view or change the scene, but to make it

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What the hey is copywriting anyway?

It seems like a fair question, eh? But one I’d almost taken for granted. A fellow copywriter and I were having a chat yesterday about how different people define (and, er, spell!) copywriting. We’ve seen it written as “copyrighting” (yeah, it’s a thing, but not what we do), “copywritting” (no), and even “copywrighting” (woah)… An

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Fringe

Weekend Notes Interview: Paper Haus

For something a little different, I took a little backstage tour with Perth theatre company, Paper Haus, and wrote a Q&A for Weekend Notes Perth. “Over a virtual cuppa (or maybe something a little stronger), I had a hearty Q&A with Heather Jerrems (director and marketing manager), Nelson Jerrems (co-director and designer) and Ryan Hunt

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Fringe

Weekend Notes article: Green Tile Tango

With Perth’s Fringe Festival in full swing, here’s a little review I wrote for Weekend Notes Perth. “As part of Fremantle Fringe, sultry songstress Jen de Ness and her trio of merry men (thereby completing the Jen de Ness Quartet) invited us into the fictitious world of the Green Tile Tango Club for the night for

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