Want a quick overview of what I’ll be up to this year? Here’s what is happening:
Still writing weekly at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers. You’ll mostly find my work in the My Career section (inside Business) where I’m continuing with my monthly Meet the Boss columns and my monthly Side Hustle column. I’m still writing features here most weeks too; it’s hard for me to keep up with examples but check here for a peek, or follow me on Facebook.
Over the last year I’ve been writing a lot for Jetstar Magazine, for Family Travel magazine, as well as Vacations & Travel and Business Traveller Asia Pacific. I also recently started writing for CNBC Global Traveler.
Last year we spent a couple of months in Europe, plus we recently came back from Bali. You’ll see stories on all of that appearing in my portfolio pages this year. In 2020 we have Malaysia and Sweden coming up: stories are currently being pitched, planned and commissioned.
Back to the small people: my Facebook community for family travel, Kids Who Travel, is getting bigger by the day. And my Babies Who Travel website, with swags of tips for travel with the under one crowd, is still helping families through their earliest days of family travel.
My media training business, Media Bootcamp, a collaboration with fellow journalist (and now bestselling author) Ginger Gorman, is keeping busy with new and repeat client. We’ve trained everyone from entrepreneurs and fashionistas to government employees, CEOs and board members. We’ve been busy! (Don’t forget – we run these trainings Australia wide so if you need us, let us know.)
Large and small copywriting projects are offered via my boutique copywriting agency, The Comms Collective. The Comms Collective is an authorised supplier to 56 government agencies (the government parlance is “we are on the panel”).
I’m doing a lot of this. I’ve delivered my tailored group trainings across the country for corporates and government departments. Plus, you’ll find my private mentoring for writers here, and travel writing and feature writing courses via the Australian Writers’ Centre here.
Behind the microphone:
I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few years being interviewed, mostly about travel. If you want to catch these chats, I post some of them on my press page. I also am regularly interviewed by media in my hometown about a large community building and placemaking project I’m working on with my neighbours. Leading this has been amazing and is how I spent much of my spare time during 2019. Check out the coverage here.
Let’s see what 2020 brings.