About me

pamela-in-venice-e1501985425548.jpgSome time ago, I made a pen name. But my real name is Pamela Smithers, and I’m a writer and editor based in Melbourne, Australia.

I started this blog during the course of my Master of Publishing and Communications at The University of Melbourne, as a way of exploring past and present insights into the publishing industry.

On Writing in the Margins I’ll be looking at how concepts like writing, publishing and authorship have changed throughout history, as well as some of the trends that are shaping the future of publishing.

In keeping with this idea, Writing in the Margins will also serve as a commentary – a sort of time capsule – of my time training at The University of Melbourne. So, from time to time, I’ll also be posting recommendations, reviews, thoughts, articles and tips about writing and editing.

I currently work for Executive Media, a niche B2B magazine publisher in Melbourne, where I’m in charge of writing, commissioning, copy editing and proofreading for a number of different magazines. You can check us out here.

I’m also a freelance writer and editor, specialising in history and tourism writing. Feel free to get in contact to request a quote, or for more information about how I can help you craft engaging copy that suits your business’s needs.

In my spare time I love hiking, writing, drawing and of course – rearranging the bookshelf.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy your time here.