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Rebecca Denne

Rebecca moved from London to Sydney at the end of 2012 and brings with her more than eight years’ experience in the publishing world. Rebecca has worked on a range of multi-platform accounts, including P&O Cruises, Sainsbury’s, English Heritage, BBC Good Food and Optus.

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Penny Yap

Hailing from the UK’s leafy Cotswolds, Penny Yap worked as a journalist and magazine editor in London before spreading her wings as a freelance writer. Penny lived and worked around Europe, California and New Zealand, before finding her way to South Australia. Covering food, wine and travel, it’s little wonder that Penny ended up in the Barossa Valley, where she is now editor of Barossa Living magazine.

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Kayte Nunn

Kayte Nunn has worked for more than 15 years as a writer and editor in both book and magazine publishing, holding senior positions at the Qantas in-flight magazine, Holidays with Kids magazine, Australian Gourmet Traveller and she is a past editor of Gourmet Traveller WINE. She is also a co-author of Mini Me Sydney, published by Hardie Grant Books.

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Faye James

Faye's publishing career spans more than 15 years and three continents – Europe, Asia and now Australia. She has worked as Publishing Manager for Weight Watchers Australasia, where she headed up the development and production of all publishing content across print, online and mobile platforms. She has also worked for Harper's Bazaar Arabia in Dubai, as well as ELLE UK and GLAMOUR UK in London.


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Christine Salins

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Michelle Hespe

Michelle Hespe is Editor in Chief at content agency Edge, and has been in the publishing industry for 16 years, working as a features writer, foreign correspondent, news reporter and editor, stylist, and photographer’s assistant. Her varied work has been published in magazines, newspapers and online and she has had a book published on industrial design.

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Paul Rodger

Paul is a writer, photographer and editor with over a decade's experience working for print and online magazines in fields as diverse as lifestyle, motoring, sport and travel. In 2009 he won the Publishers Australia Best New Journalist of the Year award. In 2010 he won the Australian Society of Travel Writers Best Photograph of the Year award.

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Brian Johnston

Brian is the author of three travel books on China, Sicily and Australia. He regularly contributes travel articles to newspapers such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Escape section of News Ltd nationally, for which he also writes a regular NSW Short Breaks page.


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Katrina Lobley

Katrina was born in the shadow of two Big Things (cow and pineapple) in Queensland, grew up to work for regional and metropolitan newspapers, and now travels the world as a freelance writer. Her travel articles regularly appear in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Sun-Herald.

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Connell Nisbet

Connell Nisbet is a Sydney-based freelance journalist and editor with an extensive background in lifestyle publications. For more than a decade he has helped produce some of the country’s most-loved magazines, such as Gourmet Traveller Wine, Donna Hay Magazine, Home Beautiful and Look (The Art Gallery of New South Wales).

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Beth Anderson

Beth Anderson is the editor of a range of lifestyle and health publications. As a writer, she’s taken on numerous assignments, from scouting new travel destinations to exploring the cultural scene in her home town of Melbourne.

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Danielle Chenery

Danielle Chenery is deputy editor at content agency Edge. She’s been in the magazine industry for 10 years, working as a journalist, editor and subeditor. She writes on a range of topics – from travel to sustainable living to finance.


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Sasha Tohme

A freelance journalist from the Central Coast of New South Wales, Sasha's work has seen her eat her way along the mid-north coast for the SMH Good Pub Food Guide and be frozen to sub zero temperatures to road test extreme health and beauty treatments for Body & Soul.

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Kendall Hill

Kendall has worked as a newspaper journalist and editor since 1990, mainly for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers. Since 2006 he has freelanced as a travel and food writer for Gourmet Traveller, Qantas Magazine, Good Weekend and other leading publications in Australia and overseas.

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Sue Wallace

Sue's ridden camels in Oman, pack horses in Africa and wandered through the souks of Muscat. She's watched brown bears throw boulders like they’re marbles in Canada and watched cheetahs climb trees in Sabi Sabi—all for the sake of a great story. Her stories are published in international and national newspapers and magazine and her bag and passport are always ready.

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Fiona Harper

Fiona Harper is a freelance travel writer with a passion for outdoor adventures and indoor luxury. Highly acclaimed, widely travelled and much published, the Great Barrier Reef is her backyard when not travelling the globe road-testing holidays for her readers. Her blog attracts a global audience: www.travelboatinglifestyle.com


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Merran White

Over a varied career, Merran has contributed to prestigious publications such asConde Nast Traveler’s concierge.com, Fodor’s guides (NYC), Time Out London, Cunarder, Crown’s Crystal and Hilton Magazine, as well as travel, cruise, airline, automotive, hospitality, spa, health and lifestyle magazines across four continents.

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Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams is an accomplished food, design and travel writer. In a bid for freedom from corporate life, she began writing and has since enjoyed being an editor and contributor for a range of titles. She has studied interior design and runs a successful website, Unravelled Travel, about social/eco issues related to travel.

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Simone Henderson-Smart

After being dragged around Europe as a child by her wonderful history, art, food and wine loving parents, Simone decided that she had the spirit of a gypsy and would forever be led by her wanderlust. It’s no surprise then, that after many years in the art side of publishing she eventually gravitated towards travel, food and wine writing to truly satisfy her soul.

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Kristy Barratt

Kristy Barratt is a food and travel writer and editor for websites and magazines. She has worked on a range of projects, from award-winning cookbooks to high-end fashion magazines. Her love of travel has taken her across the world and her work has been featured locally and internationally in titles such as Let’s Go (with RyanAir) magazine and Essential Gibraltar Magazine.


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Mercedes Maguire

Mercedes launched herself on the freelance world 10 years ago after a successful career as a news reporter at The Sunday Telegraph. In the past decade she has worked consistently for all of the major media outlets in Australia including News Corp, Fairfax, Bauer Media and Pacific Magazines, specialising in travel, parenting and real estate writing. She is also a regular contributor to News Ltd's Escape section.