MELINDA BARLOW

See below for detailed work history.

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2008 – present  Dragonfly Trading – FREELANCER. BOSS LADY

Writing, editing, proofreading, audio transcribing, photography, social media management, marketing and PR, creativity consulting, podcasting/audio services, and basic blog builds.

Founder and Creative Director.

Clients include: Flinders University Medical School, Charles Darwin University, Transparency International (Germany & Azerbaijan), Northern Territory Department of Health, Australian Football League NT, Star of Alice Functions, Renegade Collective Magazine, Tiger Tales Inflight magazine, Woman’s Day Magazine, DarwinLife Magazine, Nip Tuck Magazine, Ilumina Jewellery Collective, Campus Party Europe, Dodo Internet, LK Property, The Big Pitch Event, NT News, Cre8 Foundation, Down Under Berlin Australian Film Festival, Informed Explorer, ABC Radio Australia, twago freelance platform, CareerFoundry, The Grinberg School, Hotel Sofitel,  and more.

2012 – 2014 Darwin Life & NT Life Magazines – FREELANCE WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHER

Senior Writer. Editorial and photography for client advertising. Feature articles.

2012 – 2014 Nip Tuck Magazine – FREELANCE WRITER

Senior Writer. Editorial for client advertising.  Feature articles.

2012 – present Flinders University Medical School – CASUAL HIGHER EDUCATION OFFICER

Editing, proofreading, support – executive proposals and submissions

2010 – present  Australian Football League (AFL) NT Central Australia –FREELANCE MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA

Writer & producer fortnightly member news ‘Footy Shorts’.  Social media, event coverage, website content management, press releases, administrative correspondence.

2009 – 2012  Flinders University Medical School – PROJECT EDUCATION OFFICER

Team co-ordination of the continuous revision and publication of new editions (paper based and electronic) of a suite of Commonwealth endorsed Primary Health Care manuals for remote and rural practice. Admin for the Central Australian Rural Practitioner’s Association, including marketing and communications, also event management for the annual conference.

2008 – 2010  Trazzler.com – FREELANCE COPYWRITER AND PHOTOGRAPHER

Location portraits. Photography and accompanying text.

2008  Gascoyne Training Group – LECTURER/PROGRAM DELIVERY

Delivery of literacy program to long term unemployed Aboriginal students.

2001 – 2008  SIP Organic Infusions – BOSS LADY

Owner operator of company. Certified Organic loose leaf herbal teas and infusions. Manufacturing, wholesale and retail distribution. Retail and online sales management. 
Product development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution. Import and export.

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

2013 – present Down Under Berlin Australian Film Festival – COMMUNICATIONS

Writing web content, newsletter content, film reviews. Engaging with entrants for submissions, rep on site in Australia for networking, and acquisition support.

2013 – present Informed Explorer – CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Weekly submissions. Travel articles with images.

2012 – present Cre8 Foundation – SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Content and editing for the CRE8 Foundation website. Social media, blog posts and marketing input for promoting collaborative arts projects with children around the world to inspire and stimulate creativity on a global scale, at the community level.

August 2012 Campus Party Europe, Berlin – VOLUNTEER

Volunteered for Universities team, and Media/Communications team.  Tasks included welcoming and taking care of students from universities all over Europe. Media team required writing interview questions, and requesting, co-ordinating and conducting interviews to camera with speakers from the event, including the world’s first human cyborg, the Vice President of the EU, and the executive director of Linux International.

2011 – 2012  Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio – FILM REVIEWER

Thursday afternoon Drive program – weekly review of films in a ten minute live to air spot, plus a written review for the program’s blog.

 2010 – 2012  Central Australian Human Research Ethics Committee (CAHREC) – COMMITTEE LAYPERSON

Review for approval of all research being undertaken in the region, discussing and considering the ethical implications and the impact of the research on the participants and the community.

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS

2013  NT Literary Awards – SHORTLISTED AUTHOR

‘Berlin Daze’. Charles Darwin University Travel Short story Award. Shortlisted. Awarded publication in 2013 NT Literary Awards short story collection.

2012  National Medicines Symposium Australia awards – EDITORIAL AWARD

Health Professional Education. Awards for quality use of medicines.

‘Medicines Book for Aboriginal Health Workers’. Awarded Committee trophy.

2011  NT Literary Awards – SHORTLISTED AUTHOR

‘The Fish and the Hiccup’. Dymocks Arafura Short story Award. Shortlisted. Awarded publication in 2011 NT Literary Awards short story collection.

2008  Trazzler.com – FREELANCER OF THE MONTH

‘Discovering the beginnings of life in Shark Bay’. Geological anomalies writing contest. Awarded 10 piece freelance contract plus cash prize.

 

 

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