About

Mel Martin, Director


I love words.

I love discovering interesting alternatives to flat expressions, without being flowery and over the top.

I love getting my head around complex issues and finding the simplest way to explain them, without compromising meaning.

Developing strong answers to tricky media questions or crafting a media release that pre-empts criticism is my idea of fun.  

And (strangely, I know) I enjoy going through complex reports and documents with a fine tooth comb to rectify any issue, and return to the author an improved product, ready for the readers.

I am reliable and professional, and will always work with you to make sure you are getting the service you want.

And as far as the official credentials go: I have a Bachelor Communication in Journalism, and more than 15 years’ experience as a writer/editor, journalist, and media/public affairs officer in large federal government departments, mainstream media, and not-for-profit organisations.

I’m accredited with the Institute of Professional Editors, and am a member of the Canberra Society of Editors.