About Little Red Writes

Hi, I’m Melanie Saward. I’m a 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 and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing, and Publishing from The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2011. I am currently completing a Master of Fine Arts (Research) at QUT and will graduate in 2019. 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
  • 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 both QUT and UQ.

When I’m not writing, editing, mentoring or reading, I can usually be found in the kitchen baking cupcakes or pretending I’m the next MasterChef.

Credits:
image of me and Archie taken by Jill Kerswill Photography
blog header created for Little Red Writes by Blue Ink Graphic Design