Steve Colquhoun, Executive Style editor, Fairfax Media

‘In sporting terms, Larissa is a “triple threat” – she writes with sparkle and wit, she subs with a keen eye, and she has the experience and smarts to produce stories in the digital environment and run a website. She’s my go-to all-rounder.

Actually, please don’t hire her. I want her at my beck and call!’


Richard Hughes, former Money editor, Fairfax Media

‘I was editor of The Age and Sydney Morning Herald’s personal finance section Money until I moved to new duties last year.

Larissa Ham is an accomplished all-round journalist who I employed in a variety of roles:

  • She wrote a great weekly column — Basic Training — for Money’s Sunday section. It was aimed at readers just starting to manage their financial futures.
  • She contributed a number of features on various personal finance topics, They were, without exception, well-written, informative and, importantly, accurate.
  • And she filled in as editor when I was on leave. I’d worked with Larissa when she edited My Small Business so I knew that the section would be in safe hands — and it was. The job was a complex one too — editing the section for print, tablet and the websites — but Larissa carried it off with aplomb.

And on top of all this she’s a pleasure to work with.

I can heartily recommend her.’



Gemma Packham, editor, Forge magazine

‘Larissa has worked with us on Forge magazine since its first edition in early 2015.

Larissa’s writing is clear and engaging, and she’s a pleasure to deal with – always delivering quality content that hits the mark and the deadline.

We’re delighted to have her as one of our regular contributors.’



Michael Wright, former managing director at Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre

‘Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre contracted Larissa to develop and assemble copy and then update our website.

Working with Larissa was a pleasure: she was attentive to our needs, responsive to our requests and professional in all her work.

In the field of health services and medical research, getting material from senior staff is very difficult. Larissa worked closely over a number of weeks with our senior leaders. She worked with them to draft and edit written material about their clinical and research activities and prepare it for web publication. Larissa worked closely with me as Managing Director to develop a consistent framework for the website content, “look” and professional presentation.

I have and will continue to use Larissa to maintain the Monash Partners web site and work with our Leadership team to identify and develop internal and external communications on their research and clinical outcomes.’



Thomas Hunter, editor, The New Daily

‘Larissa is a pleasure to work with. Not only does she write with verve, but her professionalism ensures that she files on time and on brief, without fail. Larissa is right at the top of our list of preferred contributors.’



Danielle Crisp, Communications Coordinator, Deakin University

‘Larissa has undertaken a range of freelance copywriting and editing work for Deakin University’s Marketing Division for several years. In particular, our Open Day microsite and a number of campaign-driven EDMs.

We have always found Larissa to go above and beyond her requirements. She is efficient, thorough, proactive and self-sufficient, and the fact she is such a lovely person also makes her fantastic to work with!

We have no hesitation in recommending Larissa’s services if you are seeking quality, creative copywriting and extremely thorough editing.’

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