We wrote the inaugural annual report for the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE), a collaboration between all 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW to promote tertiary students' entrepreneurship skills. We interviewed the Chair and CEO, combining information from various sources, working with the Chief Operating Officer and a graphic designer to meet a tight deadline. The 52-page report covered SSE's establishment and early development, and documented progress achieving the key performance indicators required by the NSW Department of Industry which provided cornerstone funding for the venture. We've since completed other writing and editing projects for SSE.
For a global marketing campaign, we interviewed alumni from all over the world. The content tells their stories, from the time they left their home country to study in Australia, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them. Many of them had embarked on successful careers or started their own businesses.
The content is being used across multiple platforms, on a new website, for social media, brochures and other promotional material, to help drive recruitment of future students at the University of Technology Sydney.
In September 2016, the Australian Museum hired Narrate Media co-founder Melinda Ham as consulting editor to revamp the content of Explore, the members’ magazine of the 190-year old institution. She continues to edit the biannual magazine, collaborating with an editorial committee of scientists, researchers and AM staff to develop story ideas.
Melinda writes and commissions articles, interviews key researchers and exhibition managers and edits contributed material. She works closely with the graphic designer, photographer, proofreader and executive to finalise the layout to a print-ready standard.
Planet Ark, an Australian not-for-profit environmental organisation founded in 1992, asked us for help to write a report. Having conducted a survey of 200 teachers on the skills and attributes children need to cope with future challenges, they required supporting evidence to make the case for teachers and parents to encourage children to spend more time outdoors in nature.
Narrate Media analysed Australian and international peer-reviewed academic research, combined the results of Planet Ark's survey with assessments of global challenges, to write Learning From Trees: Life Lessons for Future Generations ahead of National Tree Day. We completed the first draft within a week and then worked with Planet Ark's team to finesse the writing of the 24-page document.
Since 2013, we've produced the twice-yearly UNSWorld, the University of New South Wales’ alumni magazine, available online and with an additional 100,000+ print circulation. For each edition, we planned, wrote and edited all content, working with the university's director of engagement.
This involved interviewing current students, professors, and alumni with notable achievements. Liaising with alumni staff and third-party graphic designers, we oversaw production, including page layout, photo selection, approvals and final proofing to print-ready standard.
University of Technology Sydney commissioned us to develop written content for micro-sites including Giving, Research, and a site to mark the Law faculty’s 40th anniversary, to engage alumni and future students. Our brief was to interview academics and combine their perspectives with other written material to explain their work. The 40th-anniversary project entailed interviewing academics, students and alumni, writing and editing content, in addition to scripting video interview questions.
To promote International Women’s Day events in Sydney and Melbourne we interviewed and wrote profiles of four professionals who are leaders in diversity in their respective engineering companies. Engineers Australia, the peak professional body, published these on their website.
We also write articles for Create, the magazine for Engineers Australia’s 105,000 members, published by Mahlab media. Our stories have covered subjects including design innovation, water, sanitation and sustainable cities.