Curriculum Vitae

The following is an overview of my professional career and education experiences. For detailed information feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.

Education


Macquarie University, Sydney

Bachelor of Arts – Media

January 2011 – September 2014


Università di Bologna

Intermediate Residential Short Unit in Italy

July 2012 – August 2012


Professional Experience


Volunteer Staff Writer @ Youth Food Movement Australia

May 2015 – Present

Content production, copywriting, blogging, photography, SEO optimisation, social media, networking.


Freelance Copywriter & Editor @ The Atticism

March 2015 – Present

Editing, proofreading, copywriting.


Freelance Recipe Columnist @ Australian Catholics Magazine

January 2014 – Present

Copywriting, photography, recipe development, recipe styling, food preparation, food photography, photo editing, time management, networking.


Founder @ Brendon The Smiling Chef.com

September 2012 – Present

Editing, proofreading, fact-checking, copywriting, content sourcing and production, blogging, web development, SEO optimisation, social media,  photography, recipe development, recipe styling, food preparation, food photography, photo editing, time management, networking.

  • Nominated for Bupa Health Influencer Blogger Awards 2014 – Healthy Eating Category
  • Top Food Blogger at EveryRecipe.com.au
  • The Liebster Award – Discover New Blogs
  • The Versatile Blogger Award

Sales Assistant @ The Mac Shop, Campus Life, Macquarie University

July 2011 – Present

Friendly customer service, sales, EFTPOS, Australia Post inquiries, retail operations, training, team-building, food and beverage, coffee, hospitality and graduations.

  • Nominated for Campus Life Macquarie University Aspire Award (2014)

Freelance Contributor & Intern @ Green Lifestyle.com.au (Formerly Green Lifestyle Magazine)

September 2013 – May 2015

International publications, sub-editing, print media, digital media, web development, web design, proofreading, fact-checking, content production, copywriting, Photoshop, In Design, recipe development, recipe testing, food styling, photography, networking.


Freelance Recipe Submission @ Lily Magazine.com.au

April 2015

Copywriting, recipe development, recipe testing.


Student Administration Assistant (Contract) @ Student Connect, Macquarie University

January 2015 – March 2015

Friendly customer service, face-to-face, phone and email communication, student and staff inquiries, campus cards, transport concessions, enrolments, teamwork.


Freelance Recipe and Lifestyle Contributor @ Hijacked.com.au

January 2014 – January 2015

Content production, copywriting, blogging, photography, recipe development, recipe styling, food preparation, food photography, photo editing, time management, networking.


Section Editor & Sub Editor @ Grapeshot Magazine

January 2013 – December 2013

Editing, sub-editing, leadership, managing of contributing talent and advertisers, teamwork, content sourcing and production, proofreading, fact-checking, copywriting, photography, event planning, web design, blogging, social media, SEO optimisation, recipe development, Photoshop, In Design, recipe testing, food styling, food photography, networking, time management.


Curator @ Student Photography Exhibition, Macquarie University

August 2012 – November 2012

Curating, leadership, management of team and contributing talent, sourcing photographic images, event planning, time management, customer service and hospitality.


Freelance Recipe and Food  Culture Contributor @ Cook My Way.com.au

August 2011 – December 2011

Copywriting, content production, photography, food styling, blogging, SEO optimisation, teamwork, time management.


Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer Teacher, Cook and Building Maintenance @ Cáritas del Perú

July 2013 – August 2013


Vinnie’s Van Night Patrol Volunteer @ St Vincent de Paul Society Australia

January 2013 – Present


 

 

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