Writing with Checkword

My experience in writing for an extensive range of media (newspapers – print and online; magazines, websites) ensures that all projects will be professionally executed by Checkword. Contact info@checkword.com.au for help with copywriting, media releases, webpages, and more.

See also my profile on the Creative Kids Tales website

TESTIMONIALS

Please pass on my thanks to Carole Lander for the excellent obituary she has written for Ian Jacobs in the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal.                                                                                                                                                Ian Cash, Critical Care nurse and member of the Victorian Branch council – Australian Resuscitation Council.

WRITING FOR CHILDREN

I write and publish children’s novels that put diversity front and centre! They feature young heroes who live with a physical difference. Proof of my skills in writing for a younger readership is in the following:

Storm Cloud Publishing another of my children’s stories – Another World in Short Tales for Kids 2 anthology (2016).

In My World – new book by Carole Lander that celebrates diversity in children’s literature (2016).

Storm Cloud Publishing published my children’s story A Present from Paris in their Short Tales for Kids anthology (2015)Available at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/544212

Prize winner! My entry of excerpt from Another World is in the first Creative Kids Tales eBook available through Smashwords. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/493785

Ziptales Educational Website (Australia and UK) – Mimi’s Gift (short story) purchased August 2011

RECENT PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE

SSPA magazine (July/August 2017) – Interview with Prof Tom Shakespeare (UK disability activist) – see my blog

Link Disability Magazine (June 2017) – Keeping them Safe: Creating Child Safe Institutions [Link June 2017-Royal Commission article]

Creative Kids Tales website (May 2017) – Aiming for Perfection: As it applies to Fiction Writers

ACCESS Volume 31 Issue 1 (March 2017) – In My World: developing empathy for difference [ACCESS is the journal of the Australian School Library Association] ASLA article_March 2017_empathy

Link Disability Magazine (December 2016) – Not All Superheroes Wear Capes (Quentin Kenihan’s new memoir reviewed)

Link Disability Magazine (October 2016) – Celebrating Diversity in Children’s Fiction

Link Disability Magazine (August 2016) – profile of Catherine Brooks

June 2016 – short story ‘What’s in a Name?’ in e-book 1000 Words or Less: Flash Fiction Collection 2

December 2015 – Melbourne Polytechnic website update – writing the Creative Arts pages and working in a team of six to bring the whole site up-to-date

August 2015 (ongoing) – Mentor to author who is writing her memoir

Link Disability Magazine (June 2015) – Dance Makeover (p.35) – review of modern dance companies profiling disability

North & West Community News (June 2015) – Amazing Arts House – (p. 19 review of shows at Arts House, North Melbourne)

Storm Cloud Publishing – short story for children aged 8–12 years in Short Tales for Kids anthology (my story title: A Present from Paris). Available at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/544212

The Big Smoke – 20 May 2015 (feature) – A crafty way to fight for rights

Link Disability Magazine (April 2015) – It’s Up to Us (p.14) – Profile of Graeme Inness

The Big Smoke – 20 March 2015 (opinion piece) Fair’s not so Fair in Arts Funding

North & West Community News (March 2015) – 2 articles – film reviews and short feature

Prize winner! My entry of excerpt from Another World has been included in the first Creative Kids Tales eBook available through Smashwords. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/493785

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal (November 2014) – Obituary for Professor Ian Jacobs

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal (October 2014) – A Working Life – Profile of retiring nurse

Link Disability Magazine (October 2014) – A World of Difference

North & West Community News (September 2014) – 3 articles including A taste of France on our doorstep

ACCESS Volume 28 Issue 2 (June 2014) – How ethical are our schools?

North & West Melbourne News – Journalist, 2014 [3 articles in June edition]

Positive Words  (May 2014 issue) – Safety First  (memoir/story)

Link Disability Magazine (May 2014) – Thinking Big excerpt from my book Little People Big Lives 

The Geelong Anthology – short story (Old Friends) and non-fiction article (This Way Please)

North & West Melbourne News – Journalist, 2014 [3 articles in March edition]

Ziptales website – Imagining Other Worlds – Zipzone teachers’ blog (subscription required) See my Blog for story

Flavours of Melbourne (Favourite restaurants & bars in Melbourne) – Hopetoun Tea Rooms (review) – December 2013

The Sunday Age – Dignity of Dwarfs is a Very Big Deal (opinion piece) – November 2013

Positive Words  (November 2013 issue) – Sita – Our Family Dog (memoir/story)

TheatreVibe – The Woolgatherer (theatre review) – October 2013

Little People Big Lives – Hardcopy book written and published by Carole Lander, launched 30 September 2013

The Senior Traveller – Now this Little City Went to Market (travel) – September 2013 (Click on Digital Traveller)

TheatreVibe – My Life in the Nude  & Wake in Fright (theatre reviews) – July 2013

Get up and Go – Hopetoun Tea Rooms (restaurant review) – July 2013

TheatreVibe – Race & Drowning in Veronica Lake (theatre reviews) – June 2013

ProBono News Australia – On the Road with SecondBite  (immersion piece) March 2012

Positive Words – shortlisted for mini-short  story competition – To Teach or not to Teach – March 2012 (story on my Blog page)

Fairfax Media – Good Weekend – 2 of Us Graci and Oliver Lynch – February 2013 2ofUs Feb 2 2013

My French Life – Paris to the Moon (book review) February 2013

The Weekend Australian – Vibrant Memories of Vietnam (travel) October 2012

Short Statured People of Australia (SSPA) Journal – No Joking Matter (feature) May 2012

Kurungabaa Journal of Literature, History and Ideas from the Sea – Sail Away (short story) June 2012

The Weekend Australian – Getting Down and Dirty (travel) May 2012

Ziptales Educational Website (Australia and UK) – Mimi’s Gift (short story) August 2011

Inspire (Dept of Education magazine) – Why Rote Still Gets the Vote (feature article) July 2011

The Journal of Australian Ceramics – 1,000 Magic Bowls (feature article) July 2011

Australian Traveller Magazine (online) – One Magic Bowl (festival review) July 2011

The Weekend Australian – Meet the Steely Locals (travel) February 2011

Sunday Age, Prime Supplement – Artist in Residence (profile) November 2010

Imprint (Print Council of Australia magazine) – Obituary – November 2010

National Times (online) – Seniors are not Fuddy Duddies (opinion piece) October 2010

Sunday Age, Prime Supplement – Déjà Vue All Over Again (personal column) September 2010

Australian Nursing Journal – Working Life (profile) July 2010

2 Responses to “Writing with Checkword”

  1. Karen Cosstick November 10, 2013 at 6:22 am #

    Great article in the Sunday Age Carol. My eldest adult son is short statured and, like most people with dwarfism, just wants to get on with his life like everyone else. He has a career and lives an independent life but at times still has to endure comments etc. from people who give very little thought. Mad Monday just shows that even though we think we live in a sophisticated society we still haven’t moved on when it comes to somebody who is a bit different to the ‘norm’. Keep up the fantastic work.

    • showstosee November 10, 2013 at 7:23 am #

      Thank you Karen. I am grateful to The Sunday Age for printing the article. And glad that readers appreciate the opinion in it.

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