About Little Red Writes

Hi, I’m Melanie Saward. I’m a Meanjin (Brisbane) based writer, editor, and marketer. I am descended from the Bigambul and Wakka Wakka peoples.

Melanie Saward

(my mate is Archie. We’re kind of a package deal)

I achieved my BFA in Creative Writing Production from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2009, Post-Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing, and Publishing from The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2011, and Master of Fine Arts (Research) from QUT in 2019. I am currently a PhD candidate at QUT.

I have experience across a number of different writing and publishing areas including:

  • Working in-house at HarperCollins Publishers Australia in fiction and children’s books
  • Writing, editing, manuscript assessments, and proofreading
  • Tutoring and lecturing¬†university students in various writing, editing, and publishing subjects across the Queensland University of Technology and The University of Queensland
  • Teaching emerging writers
  • Mentoring emerging writers
  • Blogging
  • Writing bios for performers
  • Corporate communications and marketing

I have a special interest in mentoring emerging writers, and currently work as a sessional academic at QUT.

When I’m not writing, editing, mentoring, or reading, I can usually be found in the kitchen baking something sweet, or taking Archie on adventures.

image of me and Archie taken by Jill Kerswill Photography
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