About Susan

I am an experienced, professional writer, editor and content producer with postgraduate qualifications in writing, editing and publishing. I work part time in the tertiary education sector as a media adviser and part time as a freelance writer and editor.

As a writer and editor, I have worked in the corporate, not-for-profit, and freelance sectors, including in the Department of Education editing curriculum materials in five different languages. I’ve had feature articles published in The Courier-Mail QWeekend, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Brisbane TimesBmag, as well as in Eureka Street and On Line Opinion. I also have many years’ experience as a digital producer and commissioning editor of an online e-journal of social and political debate, On Line Opinion.

I publish articles about Brisbane’s hidden gems on my website Secret Brisbane.

Secret Brisbane is about all the things that don’t make it in to Brisbane’s mainstream media. It is about the things that are important to our community, that anchor us and give us our sense of place.

For three years, I project managed, wrote articles and edited a local quarterly magazine, Living in The Shires. Living in The Shires was a highly acclaimed, quality production with an emphasis on connecting with the local community. In September 2016, this publication was short-listed in the national Publish Awards for a magazine with a circulation fewer than 20,000.

I regularly ‘appear’ as a correspondent on BBC Radio in the United Kingdom talking about life in Australia, and on other Australian radio programmes, too, from time to time.

Contact me to talk about your communication needs.