My name is Amy Lovat. I'm a writer and editor, based anywhere I have a laptop and a semi-decent internet connection.
I have a PhD in English (Creative Writing) from the University of Newcastle, Australia. So I'm a Doctor of English, which is, indeed, a thing. Who knew? My novel, Halfway to Nowhere, was recently shortlisted for the Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Prize!
Words are my jam. I've been writing as far back as I can remember, and editing since I was six, when I took to my best friend's diary with a red crayon, fixing her spelling and grammar. She wasn't happy. Neither was her mum. We're not friends anymore.
I work as a university lecturer and a freelance copywriter for several creative agencies and online publications. I've also been editor-in-chief of an online postgraduate creative writing journal, written for magazines and blogs, senior copywriter for a major Sydney-based agency, research assistant, social media manager, co-host of an event series, pilates instructor, barista, human being. I like to do lots of things.
In the past 12 months, I've completed a novel, co-written a mental illness memoir, and edited a children's book. I guess you could say I'm living the dream. Stories about growing up, mental health, spirituality and environmentalism really fill my cup. I love working with brands aligned with a conscious message and a social good intention.
With my words, I help people share stories that matter. Stories with heart. Stories that can change the world.
writer & editor