Meet Kate Stark - Freelance agricultural journalist

There aren't too many people telling the stories of rural Australia the way Kate Stark does. As she says, "My focus is on telling the stories of agricultural Australia and I think there is certainly a growing thirst for knowledge ... people want to know more about where their food comes from, whether that be for health reasons or simply because they are willing to be more mindful about agricultural impacts on the earth." 

Case study spoking - What it is and why it works

During interviews with case studies I often find myself in the middle of a fascinating conversation. Often, though, the topic is nothing to do with what I’m writing about and we have veered off from our original subject to something else the interviewee is passionate about. For many years I just wrote those conversational titbits off as interesting distractions during the interview. But recently, I’ve changed my tune.

5 things I learnt from my first famil

My first famil (often called "familiarisation trips" or "fam trips" where a tourism body or PR company 'host' you) happened almost as an accident. I had written for a food magazine about the town in which I live and once the editor said she was happy with the piece, I asked if she was looking for more pitches or whether she had other locations she needed to cover.

Meet Kim Lamb - content manager extraordinaire

I first met Kim when I started writing for SEEK. She was the kind of editor and content manager you dream about as a freelancer. She always returned emails, is highly organised and encouraging.  As someone who has dabbled in freelance writing, Kim understands what editors and content managers are looking for as well as what it's like on the other side.