My name is Samantha Allemann and I’m a freelance writer and editor.
I’ve been freelance writing for over two decades, and editing for seven years.
In the 90s, I wrote for my local newspaper about the issues facing youth – how to use electronic mail, and remembering which pocket of your cargo pants you put the Tamagotchi in.
At 16, I sourced a fake ID to get me into music gigs, not to drink, but so I could diligently take notes about the show and submit my reviews to street press.
Seeing my name in print was intoxicating. I was accepted into RMIT’s Professional Writing and Editing course directly from high school, and since then I have written for many print and online publications.
Having completed the Australian Writers’ Centre Copywriting Essentials course, I also work as a freelance copywriter and have worked with various creative agencies, brands and companies.
I was the sub-editor of Pip Australian Permaculture magazine for several years, so I also know how to work with writers (and when is the right time to plant potatoes).
I also have worked in-house at McGraw-Hill and Wiley-Blackwell, coordinating the publishing process for textbooks and journals. Two of the Psychology books I worked on won Educational Publishing Awards.
I’m curious about many things and love speaking to people about what they’re passionate about. I’ve written about finances, health, food, music, education, real estate, permaculture, homelessness, activism, pets, babies, birthmarks, cat litter, UFOs, paint, bowels, roadkill, plogging (jogging + picking up litter) – you name it, I bet I’ve written about it.
I pride myself on my ability to work quickly while still producing quality work. I always meet my deadlines and offer speedy turnarounds; something my editors have praised me for.
You may have heard me on 3RRR FM playing music and speaking in my radio voice, but these days I mostly talk to my child, cats and house plants.
Based in Melbourne (Naarm), I am available for freelance work. Get in touch to find out more or to arrange a video chat.
Photo by Eliana Schoulal Photography