Linda Vergnani

PO Box 379 Spit Junction, NSW 2088, Australia
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Professional Experience

An award-winning freelance journalist, I have had work published in more than 25 newspapers and magazines on four continents. Publications that have carried my features include The Australian, Reader's Digest, Nature Index, ABC Environment Online, ABC Science Online, Times Higher Education Supplement, Green Lifestyle, Luxury Travel and Qantas, The Australian Way. Based in the Sydney area, I specialise in the environment, health and ecotourism.

Expertise

Editor
25 Years
Writer
25 Years
Photographer
25 Years

Specialty

Education
25 Years
Environment & Nature
25 Years
Travel
20 Years

Industries


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
25 Years
Newspaper - National
25 Years
Nonprofit
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

40 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Australian (10+), Australian Doctor (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Tourism Australia (3-5), WWF Australia (1-2), City of Sydney (3-5)

Other Work History

I have extensive full-time newspaper and freelance experience. I was previously South African correspondent of The Chronicle of Higher Education and contributing editor to The Cape Argus, a metropolitan daily in Cape Town. Among my previous roles was head of communications for a major non-profit agency, the Independent Development Trust which spent over R1 billion funding health, education and infrastructure projects aimed at improving the lives of the poorest people in South Africa.

Foreign Language Skills

Understand Afrikaans

Unions

Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, Australia

Computer Skills

MsWord, Photoshop

Equipment

Digital camera Nikon D70, lenses

Work Permits & Visas

South African and Australian citzenship.

References

Available on request

Awards

2001 Overall Winner South African Science and Technology Journalism Awards

Associations

Institute of Professional Editors Australia