Words that Work

WORDS THAT WORK - Freelance writing and editing

Jesse Blackadder has run Blackadder Communication, providing writing and editing services, since 1997. She is skilled in taking technical or complex material and writing it in language that can be enjoyed and understood by ordinary readers. Click here for more.

WORDS IN PRINT - Freelance journalism

Jesse writes magazine features on topics including Antarctica, wine flavours, native bees, adventure travel, biodynamic farming and climate variability. She won the 2012 Guy Morrison Prize for Literary Journalism. Her work has appeared in Australian Geographic, Womankind, The Australian, Outback, Mindfood, Gardening Australia, Wellbeing, Research News, Australian Landcare, Australian Farm Journal and Women’s HealthClick here for more.


Jesse is the award-winning author of three adult novels: Chasing the Light (HarperCollins 2013), The Raven’s Heart (HarperCollins 2011) and After the Party (Hardie Grant Books 2005) - and three novels for junior readers 8-12: Stay The Last Dog in Antarctica, Paruku The Desert Brumby and Dexter The Courageous Koala (ABC Books). Visit Jesse's author website.

WORDS ON FILM - Screenwriting

Jesse is working with Bangalow Pictures on a feature film adaptation of her novel Paruku. She has been selected for The Athena Project (funded by Screen Australia) to develop her screenwriting career. Click here for more.

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