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Ampersand Editing

Anne-Marie Peard
Mobile: 0413 560 868
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ABN: 39 676 311 623

Qualifications  BA (Arts Management), Dip Professional Writing and Editing (RMIT), Adv Dip Screenwriting (RMIT), Cert IV Small Business Management.

Services  Arts journalism and criticism, proofreading/quality assurance, fact checking, copyediting, copywriting, SEO web writing, blogging, media targeting, plain English, government writing, project management, mentoring.

Experience:

In-house  Twenty years of marketing and project management for arts and community festivals (Adelaide Fringe, Floriade, Moomba), universities (Adelaide, Flinders, Monash) and local government (City of Melbourne, Canberra Tourism).

Freelance  Since 2005, including The Age/SMH Tourism Victoria, Monash University, ACER Press, Telstra, state and local government, student unions (RMIT, Monash), NGOs (Royal Flying Doctors Service, Melbourne City Mission), arts organisations (Opera Australia, The Song Room), magazines (Indigo Arch Publishing, ISSIMO), retail (Wishlist), crosswords (Snodger Puzzles).

Examples of Work:

Web writing  SEO copy, CMS/backend editing (copy, graphics, HTML), blogging.

Proofreading  Government reports, annual reports, policy, academic writing, websites, crosswords, magazines.

Events, arts and tourism writing/editing  Marketing, advertising and publicity material; event guides; grant applications; features, interviews and reviews (sometimeselbourne.blogspot.com).

Teaching and mentoring: Monash University (journalism), emerging journalists and reviewers.

Areas of Expertise:

Theatre and arts.
Mentoring.
Festivals and tourism.
Plain English.
Last-minute proofing.

Qualifications:

BA (Arts Management), Dip Professional Writing and Editing (RMIT), Adv Dip Screenwriting (RMIT), Cert IV Small Business Management.

Memberships: Australian Writers' Guild.
Software Used: Windows and Macintosh; MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite; popular CMSs.
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