Hi, I’m Heather – a freelance journalist who delivers compelling content on health, medicine, business, lifestyle and government. I’m also an IPEd accredited editor, ghostwriter and life story writer.
I am the owner of Zest Communications, a content writing and editing business. So whether it’s a magazine article, newsletter, website content, blog post, annual report or brochure you need written, I can help. I also specialise in turning complicated bureaucratic material into plain English.
I am on the Board of Life Stories Australia, and I also ghostwrite and edit memoir, biography and other non-fiction books. You can read more about this side of my business at lifestoriesink.com.au
Some publications and websites I have written content for include Health Agenda magazine (HCF), medicSA magazine (AMA-SA), Vital Health (National Pharmacies), Nature & Health, Jetstar Magazine, Country Style, womanbe.com.au (Pfizer), helptoquit.com.au (Pfizer), gpoptions.com.au (GPTQ), and more.
I have a background in custom media – I was managing editor at John Brown Publishing in London and Hardie Grant Publishing in Melbourne. I’ve also worked in government and not-for-profit organisations.
-Biographer at the Calvary Hospital working with palliative care patients to record their memoirs.
-Former Board member, Cancer Care Centre
-Former Board member, Australians Against Racism, for whom I co-edited Dark Dreams: Australian Refugee Stories and There’s No Place Like Home (Wakefield Press).
-Board Member, Life Stories Australia
-Accredited Editor, Institute of Professional Editors
-Member, Australasian Medical Writers Association
-Former Board member, Editors SA