Freelance travel writer article: Teen holidays in Australia

Family holidays can take a temperamental turn when you’re trying to entertain teenagers, notorious for being even more difficult to amuse than the average toddler; but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Whatever! Holidays for teens

Whatever! Holidays for teens

In this article for the SunHerald’s ‘Travel’ section,  seven Australian teenagers share their favourite family holiday destination.

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Freelance feature article: Brand Me: how to create a new brand

Brand Me: story about branding

Brand Me: story about branding

This is a feature article written for the August 2009 issue of internet business mag NETT magazine; it explores the process of choosing a new name for your business or product, talks to marketing experts about selecting names – and finds out, what should come first, the business or the domain name?

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Huggies Parenting Site

Consumer health-care giant Kimberly-Clark commissioned me to write a series of SEO-optimised articles about conception, pregnancy, birth, and parenting for their Huggies parenting website.

I’m a mum of four and was delighted to write parenting articles for Huggies, who have put together a parenting website that tops most competitors in this hotly-contested space.

Despite the masses of information available to parents these days, there’s still new health research and new ways of tackling old problems that keeps this area a topical one with a large audience of keen readers.

I’ve been a freelance feature writer for Practical Parenting magazine for about five years now and have also written about parenting for The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, the ABC and a wide range of magazines, and I’m always finding new angles and interesting relevant information – I never tire of this topic!

Dozens of articles were written for the site in 2008 and 2009 on topics selected by the Huggies brand manager based on extensive research by the company.
Parenting articles by Fran Molloy

Copywriting included liaison with search-engine analysts, brand management and other key staff as well as independent research to determine appropriate statistics and the latest appropriate health information.

Freelance feature article: Small business and insurance

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This is a feature article written for the May 2009 issue of internet business mag NETT magazine; it explores small  business insurance and the role that an insurance broker can play.

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Copywriting through a Commercial Writing Agency

From time to time, I get commissioned by copywriting agencies, such as Australian commercial writing agency Corpwrite, to help them meet client briefs.

Between March and May 2009, I delivered an extensively-researched white paper for a large Australian information technology firm on behalf of Corpwrite. Thanks to my work with the whitepaper, about Cloud Computing, I was profiled in the Corpwrite newsletter and I’m pleased to continue delivering commercial IT copywriting for them, when there’s a need.

Commercial writing profile

Commercial writing profile

Freelance feature article: “Bloating” – a common women’s health issue

SMH article about bloating

SMH article about bloating

This story for the Sydney Morning Herald ‘Essential’ health section explores the implications of an Australian health study that found two-thirds of women suffer from abdominal bloating.  More information is available from the Gut Foundation

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Freelance feature article: Health risks of mobile phones and technology

Technology Health Risks story

Technology Health Risks story

Mobile phones, computer screens and even gaming consoles all carry health risks; this article for Livewire, the technology section in The Age, looks at some of the common problems for technology consumers in Australia.

One source for this story was Canberra neurosurgeon Dr Vini Khurana, whose research suggests that heavy mobile phone use increases the risk of certain types of brain tumours. His website details his findings.

See the full story published in The Age here

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Freelance feature article: What’s Wrong with GTD?

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Time management book “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” has topped international business book bestseller lists for eight years. Written by mild-mannered time-management superman David Allen, a Californian management consultant, the book outlines a time-management system for the information age which solves a problem most time-stretched workers didn’t know they had: clearing the clutter of unfinished tasks littering their brain-space , by collecting and processing every task, every piece of information, every promise – then managing them through a process of regular reviews.

This story was one of the first to kick off the Whakate online management journal, now a well-respected international business publication.

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