I’M BRUCE HILL
WRITER , journalist and communication specialist
What i can do for you
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You may not be Churchill, but I can help you sound like someone who knows what they’re talking about with a custom speech tailored to your audience and topic.
Have all the information you need for the annual report but need to get it into publishable shape? Have a report for the Board due on Monday but you’re not confident about your writing skills? I can help with that.
Do your eyes glaze over whenever you read about “leveraging synergies to achieve buy-in from key stakeholders on a going-forward basis”? Jargon can actively drive your audience away, so a Plain English approach is often needed.
As a former ABC journalist for many years, I know exactly what kind of release will grab a reporter’s attention and get them to pick up the phone to call you
Dealing with the media can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be with some basic training, I can show you how to prepare for an interview and stay on message to ensure you present your argument convincingly.
My Latest Blogs
I know, I know, all those people who keep saying “It’ll all work out fine, just do what I did and you’ll land a job no problems” annoy the hell out of me too. It’s not easy, it’s never been easy, I doubt it’ll ever be easy. And I’ll admit I’ve not exactly had it all...
The three most satisfying words in the English language are “I was right”. And that’s what I thought as a read an article in Vox recently, “Why everybody’s hiring but nobody’s getting hired”. It backs up something I said in an earlier blog post critical of the role...
One of the things I’ve learned while job hunting is that employers aren’t fans of gaps in your employment record. Recruitment and resume writing companies say it’s a bad look, as if you’ve been lying on a beach in Rarotonga eating pineapple and pretending to write the...
I’m a former ABC journalist who went back to university to get a Masters in Strategic Communications Management. I’ve been a journalist all my life and have acquired writing, research and presentation skills that make me uniquely suited to help you get the best from your projects. Basically, I’m fast and accurate, so if you have an urgent project, I’m your guy.
I spent 19 years at the ABC as a journalist and presenter of a one hour news and current affairs program, so I’m used to getting things done on time. The ABC was a great place full of terrific writers, broadcasters and reporters, all of whom I learned lots from. I’ve reported on coups, cyclones, elections, a civil war, human rights abuses and interviewed Presidents, Prime Ministers, CEOs and one King.TrerereTh
Researching, interviewing, organising information and then presenting it on radio, television and online in an engaging way for diverse audiences in Australia and overseas have given me the experience to quickly and accurately tackle any writing task. I’ve received several awards during my ABC career, but the one I think I’m proudest of is the Plain English Award (International Section) which I recieved from Sir Lenny Henry at a ceremony in London, for encouraging people to dump jargon and management-speak when being interviewed.
I’ve recently transitioned into the world of communications and have just graduated with a Master of Strategic Communications degree from Monash University, but exposure to academic writing hasn’t affected me in the slightest, I promise, (see Corder, J.W., 1991. Academic jargon and soul‐searching drivel. Rhetoric Review, 9(2), pp.314-326).