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BA Communications (University of Technology, Sydney)
MA Writing (University of Western Sydney)
Vanessa is a professional writer who creates marketing and promotional copy for small businesses, start-up companies and entrepreneurs in Australia and the United States.
Vanessa has been a senior editor for publishers Random House, HarperCollins and Pan Macmillan, working with such high-profile authors such as Booker Prize-winning novelist Thomas Keneally, long-term NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw, eminent Australian journalists Ray Martin and Paul Barry, prominent Australian sociologist Hugh Mackay, Australian finance commentator Noel Whittaker and 2008 Olympic diving gold medallist Matthew Mitcham.
Vanessa co-authored the book Mahboba’s Promise, about humanitarian aid organiser Mahboba Rawi OAM. She has contributed to five other non-fiction books, including two US business titles by a New York Times bestselling author. Her work appeared in Best Australian Science Writing 2012.
With more than 20 years’ experience in communications, Vanessa has also held roles at a number of Sydney-based PR firms, writing media releases, brochures, speeches and website copy. She has written on topics as diverse as personal finance, sales management, healthcare, career advice, education, and the beauty and bridal industries.
Vanessa relocated from Sydney to the New York area in 2006. Having mastered the writing styles and idioms that make sense to North American audiences, she is ideally placed to help Australian companies enter the US market – or American companies expand into Australia.