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    Journalism & Editing Portfolio

    Editing  for: Hardie Grant Publishing by: Domonique Bertoluccipublished: Oct 4, 2016genre: self-help; non-fiction  for: Seizure in conjunction with Xoumby: Jane Rawsonpublished: Aug 3, 2014genre: speculative fiction; novella Formaldehyde was one of the three winners of the 2014 Viva La Novella prize run by seizure for which I was both editor and judge.  Broadcast work Television news – packages story: China’s Circuit Breaker Mechanismfor: Newsfirst, Capital Maharaja Organisation Private Limit

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    The Court Hotel, cowboys, complaints and the social media cover up

    NOTE: The names of those who commented are blacked out in each screenshot for their privacy.  It started with an event that the Court Hotel, a well known GLBTIQ venue here in Perth, Australia, wanted to hold. It was a Wild West themed event with a lot of mentions of “Cowboys and Indians” which is inappropriate and racist towards those with Native American heritage. You can see the Google cached version of the Court Hotel’s website’s event prior to any changes here (let me know if it has disappeared) and here is the original image and the screenshot of the text. The Court Hotel promoted the event via Twitter, their…

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    For the journalists out there …

    I found a really great site about journalism so I thought I’d share the link. The site is called 10,000 words. Here are few goodies: 1) 10 Ugly truths about modern journalism 2) 10 reasons why online news sites suck 3) 10 things I wish they’d told me in Journalism school 4) 25 things I’ve learned about Journalism There’s tons of other stuff that might be useful or interesting on the site so take a look. Cheers, Marisa.

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    NY TIMES article on Civil Wars, how long they last and why

    I thought this article was interesting. I present it here for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure as the case may be). The article did not seem to have comments enabled when I looked at it. Someone please let me know if this is not the case. Graham Bowley who wrote it, seemed to have done a good job of getting different viewpoints on the definitions of civil war and different examples. I suppose if the print version had had more space, he could have really gone more into depth on the topic. Given that this is an op ed piece in the “Week In Review” section, it probably had a…