About

Melanie Basta
Piccolo Angelo Photography

What happens when you mix a Politics and International Studies Bachelors’ Degree with a Diploma in German Language, publishing experience, and sales, sales, sales? A pretty heady cocktail, if you ask most people.

This is the story of a girl who diagnosed a nation of teenaged girls with ‘The Jealousy Bug’ at thirteen, vomited on school camping trips, smashed tennis racquets, listened to turbo-folk, went to Saturday school, hoarded books and magazines, and somehow, pulled it altogether into something useful.

Over the past five years, I have progressed from the role of a journalist across lifestyle, culture, and literature to a managing editor of trade publications for the built environment, construction, and marketing industries. I have wrangled my love for the written word into writing news articles, essays, features, narrative non-fiction, SEO copy, content marketing, (solus) EDMs, and sponsored content.

My work has been published in Going Down Swinging, MiGoals, Meanjin, Filtered Journal, Facility Management Magazine, FM Media, Better Building, Better Building Daily, Executive Agents, Urban Walkabout, Farrago and Girlfriend.

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