When I was 17, I dipped my hands into vats of ice-cold coleslaw for a living. From the freezing side of a conveyor belt I watched my student holidays roll by, thinking, one day, I will do something fun to earn a living. And now I do. (Although, I’ll never look at pots of coleslaw in quite the same way).
Since then, I’ve answered phones for Starbucks-slurping ad execs in Manhattan, served jello-shots to dancing big-wigs on a bar floor, flipped McMuffins on the breakfast shift and gift-wrapped flowers for your friendly local supermarket. More recently, as an author for HarperCollins Australia I have had three travel memoirs published about my time in Dubai, Bali and travelling the vast, incredible continent of South America! You can check out my Goodreads profile to find out more (and leave me a review!) and snap them up on Amazon.
With many a mucky apron under my belt I’ve worked my way up to a Starbucks-slurping ad girl, as creative copywriter in Dubai for two of the world’s biggest agencies. Instead of salad, I’ve served major accounts such as General Motors and Kelloggs with ATL and BTL creativity.
I also launched the online version of the UAE’s biggest selling women’s magazine, and thrust myself upon the publishing industry with feature articles and interviews for lots of lovely magazines and newspapers.
In London, I was online travel and entertainments editor for one of the UK’s biggest dot com ventures, lastminute.com (the best job I’ve ever had!) And as city editor for a series of Bar and Restaurant guides, I’ve watched many books come together at the hands of a talented team of scribblers, and a bunch of free meals, (the second best job I’ve ever had).
So, who is this person who thinks she can handle your workload? Well, you’re quite right to still be asking questions! Check out my portfolio of copywriting, travel writing and editorial content, and if there’s anything else you need, please get in touch.
Just don’t mention ‘coleslaw’.