6 May 2013: Young Journalists Panel, Walkley MediaPass Student Industry Day, Perth
I will be on the panel with three other journalists as the token freelancer. The keynote speaker is Colleen Egan from the West Australian. The event will run for the entire day at the State Library of WA and I will discuss my freelancing experience.
August 2010: University of Western Australia Science Communication Series: Being a science journalist. Resulting resources: a rough guide.
April 2012: Society of Editors (WA): Editing & the web: how to edit work online & how to use the internet as a freelance editor
August 2012: The Walkley Mediapass Student Day, Perth: What you need to know about freelance journalism
September 2012: CrimeScene WA 2012, Perth: An editor’s take on writing crime fiction
10 April 2013: The Rockstar Freelancer Lifestyle Workshop
Abigail Nathan, Sarah J Fletcher & I will be presenting a workshop on how to become a freelance editor, what you need and how to rock the new lifestyle. We also have Karen Strain, Patrick Horneman and Dinesh Aggarwal taking you through the business basics and financial side of things. The workshop is split into two with the business half in the afternoon and the rockstar half in the morning.
WANT ME TO SPEAK OR PRESENT AT AN EVENT?
Topics: Freelancing, writing, journalism, publishing & editing or anything related that you would like me to talk about. I recommend reading my blog on this site to see what sort of experiences I have had both professional and personal that may be relevant.
Method: Solo sessions, panels and workshops.
Fees: Dependent on event.
Delivery: I am blunt and I have a sense of humour. I prefer to engage the audience by making them answer questions and think about things. I like to use examples and I don’t usually work with slides but I do try to give my audience resources to take away. And I am always amenable to being cornered afterwards for a chat.
Feel free to contact me and give me an idea of the topic and the date and time.