Hazel Flynn: writer and editor

I’m an internationally published writer and editor across a wide range of subjects and styles in print and online.

My magazine clients include Qantas Spirit of Australia, Cosmos magazine and Reader’s Digest Australia. I serve as a contributing editor for the latter’s Australian, New Zealand, South African, Malaysian, Singaporean and Philippine editions.

As an author I write popular history and ghostwrite / co-write memoirs. My 10 books and counting include the popular histories 2015’s The Great War: 10 Contested Questions (ABC Books) and 2014’s Missions Impossible (in the US from Firefly Books and the UK from The History Press) aka History’s Most Daring Moments (in Australia from Allen & Unwin), plus eight memoirs/biographies.

My Family’s Keeper (HarperCollins Australia, 2016) is the unforgettable story of Test cricketer Brad Haddin and his baby daughter Mia’s 18-month fight for life.

Anything is Possible (HarperCollins Australia, 2016) is the acclaimed and inspirational story of world-leading magician Cosentino.

By Your Side (Random House Australia, 2016) is the deeply moving memoir of two teens with cancer.

Working Dog Heroes (ABC Books, 2016) is the yarn-filled memoir of renowned dog trainer Steve Austin.

Trapped  (ABC Books 2014) tells the dramatic story of Marcus and Julie Lee, an innocent Australian wrongly jailed in Dubai and the wife who worked tirelessly to free him.

The three preceding titles were also collaborations, two for Pan Macmillan and one for HarperCollins.

I do structural edits and rewrites on manuscripts for publishers and occasionally mentor authors and provide media training. I write the monthly trivia quiz for Qantas Spirit of Australia, examined kelpie behaviour for Cosmos magazine’s December 2015 cover story, profiled horse rescuer Cindy Cattach for the September 2015 cover of Vet Practice and wrote the Reader’s Digest April 2015 cover story on Gallipoli. Other short-form writing clients include NGS Super’s True Wealth magazine and website and the NRMA’s Living Well Navigator website.

My previous roles include curating for the web, publishing and broadcasting. Read more about my background here.

If you’d like to discuss my availability for a project, please contact me.