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I tell non-fiction stories and communicate ideas. I spent 12 years doing so as a freelancer, communicating with audiences of every kind, in print, on the web, in person and via podcasts, making complicated subjects interesting and easy to understand. I am no longer available for freelance work; this site is maintained purely for anyone trying to find more about my work.

My writing skill set covers everything from explaining oil pricing in 450 words to writing books.

I’ve written more than a dozen commissioned books so far … most of which I can tell you about. They include two popular histories, seven co-written or ghostwritten memoirs and a biography. A piece of mine was also included in The Best Australian Science Writing 2016. You’ll find rundowns on all my books here.

I still write the Qantas Spirit of Australia inflight trivia quiz. Other magazine clients from my freelance period include HCF Health Agenda, Cosmos and Reader’s Digest. (In April 2017 I wrapped up a seven year stint as Contributing Editor for the latter’s Australian, New Zealand, South African, Malaysian, Singaporean and Philippine editions.)

You can read some of my work – features, profiles, reviews, trivia quizzes, humour pieces, statistical columns and more – on my LinkedIn page here.

My previous roles include curating for the web, publishing, broadcasting and serving as Communications Manager for a federal government authority. I’ve delivered sold-out workshops, led community groups and even designed open-source playground equipment. You can read more about my background here.

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