Pepi Ronalds, Freelance Writer, Melbourne, Australia

 

My Bio

I love to research and write

I’m a freelance writer based in Melbourne, Australia. I have been published in Meanjin, Open Manifesto, Metro, Screen Education and more. I have a Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Media and Australian studies from Swinburne University. Way back in the day (when film was the only photographic medium) I obtained a Diploma in Photography, majoring in Fine Arts from the Australian College of Photography, Art and Communication.

I love to research and write stories about people and culture – some of the topics I’ve covered include why we like signed books (Meanjin) and what defines creativity (Open Manifesto). My goal is to take my readers into the worlds that I explore. See more of my writing.

Awards and Achievements

In 2015, based on my work-in-progress manuscript that focuses on recovery in Japan after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown, I was awarded a place in the final 10 of the ACT Writers Centre HARDCOPY Program.

In 2013 I was awarded a Hotdesk Fellowship at the Wheeler Centre.

In 2012 my blog was selected as an Official Emerging Blog for the Melbourne Writers Festival and an Official Blog for the NonfictioNow Conference.

My blog

I write a monthly blog for writers of long form non-fiction. The Future of Long Form explores the space between writers and readers in the new media galaxy. It provides inspiration and practical information.

Research

Research is one of the great pleasures of non-fiction writing. So when clients call with research and analysis assignments I am happy. Contact me with research assignments.

Ghostwriting

I am available for ghostwriting assignments be they article or book length. I can write personal stories, practical articles, family and corporate histories in your / your organisation’s voice. My background in online marketing and communications can also be applied to promote your project. Contact me with ghostwriting assignments.

My history

Wow – you’ve read this far? You must be a curious soul. Well here’s a little more for you…

Before hanging up my shingle as a writer I worked in the digital media sector. My experience¬†includes working as General Manager at the international digital agency, Reactive. At the time I led their 35-employee strong Melbourne Studio. During my seven (+) years at Reactive I gained a strong business background and developed my interest in the people side of business (what the business sector likes to call Human Resources). I have also helped other agencies including Melbourne’s creative powerhouse Small Studio.

I’ve worked in advertising (at Grey Interactive) and Web portals (such as realestate.com.au and seek.com.au) as well as the general media and arts industries for over twenty years.

From July 2010 to July 2011 I went to Japan on the JET (Japanese Exchange and Teaching) Program.  I was placed in Sendai, Miyagi where I taught English at a Junior High School. This was one of the top adventures of my life and I now consider Sendai my second home. Miyagi is also the focus of my research and to-be-book-length manuscript.