Hi, I’m Larissa, and I’m a reporter, editor and digital producer with more than 20 years’ experience in the media.
This includes more than a decade at The Age, where I spent a number of years reporting for the website, and then working as the editor of the MySmallBusiness section nationally.
These days I spend my time freelancing from Victoria’s Surf Coast (yes, the draw of the ocean is strong!).
I believe you should follow your passions in work and life, rather than just paying the bills, so I try and focus on subjects that bring a little joy, entertainment or interest to the world. I love nothing more than hearing what makes someone tick.
In recent years I’ve written a quirky jobs series for Domain Review magazine (my favourite so far, a 90-year-old ballet dancer), penned longer features on entrepreneurial types for Forge magazine and covered topics from workouts to Norway’s prisoner rehabilitation system for Deakin University.
I’ve also explored the impact of surfing on mental health for Fairfax’s Executive Style, written a series on personal finance for young people published in The Age’s Money section and covered interesting property trends – think sustainable houses or even living without money – for Domain.
Then there’s the corporate side, where I’ve written blogs for various companies, talked about cloud computing for Telstra, and written website copy for Monash Partners. For a chunk of time, I also profiled leading-edge companies for the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council’s website.
I’d love to chat to you about how we can work together to make your publication or website sparkle!
If you’d like to get in touch, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll respond quickly.