Stephanie Oley is a Sydney-based writer, editor and consultant with over 15 years’ professional experience and a string of creative side projects to her name.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and is NAATI-certified as a Japanese translator – a skill polished while living there in the 1990s. Complementing a coaching skill-set developed over several years, Stephanie recently obtained her Certificate IV diploma in Training and Assessment.
Offline, Stephanie stays busy exploring her passion for design, culture and community, and rambling about Sydney with her young family. She has two fiction manuscripts under way. Read her blog posts, updated around the first of each month, to learn more about her thoughts on the written word.
Stephanie has more than 15 years’ experience as a writer, in fields ranging from government and small business to wine and tourism.
She has project-managed and written editorial content and advertising copy for magazines, websites, brochures, annual reports, white papers, press releases, direct marketing mailouts, packaging, promotional videos, radio and more. She has also ghostwritten speeches, non-fiction books and memoirs.
Perhaps you need an experienced proofreader to hunt down errant typos, incorrect captions and missing pagination on print proofs. Or you need an editor to slice sentences and tweak words before the writing is designed. Stephanie is well qualified to mark up your pages at any stage of production, either in hard copy or electronically.
Stephanie presents the course ‘Persuasive marketing materials’ at the University of Sydney’s Centre for Continuing Education, and consults privately for government and corporate clients.
Add a little detail.It makes the difference between boring and brilliant writing.
Start with the headline.It’s the microcosm of your document plan.
Do your homework.Know your subject, and the words will follow.
Pare back ruthlessly.Learn from Mark Twain, and delete every third word.
Writing is a 5:3:2 process.Five parts research, three parts writing, two parts refining.