The following is an overview of my professional career and education experiences. For detailed information feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.
Macquarie University, Sydney
Bachelor of Arts – Media
January 2011 – September 2014
Università di Bologna
Intermediate Residential Short Unit in Italy
July 2012 – August 2012
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
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 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