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Our Journalists And Publicists

At Handle Your Own PR we really value the relationships that we have with some awesome journalists and professional publicists. We love being able to give you access to work closely with them and their brilliant minds! They can help you understand what the media is looking for and then use their skills and knowledge to craft your media-friendly story angles, and edit your releases. Below you will find some of the fabulous, approachable and highly experienced journalists and publicists that have attended our PR events.

Wendy Squires

Wendy has been a journalist for more than 20 years. She was edited Cleo and Australian Style magazines as well as holding senior positions on Elle, Mode, Who Weekly, Madison, Woman’s Day and the Australian Women’s Weekly. Nowadays she is an opinion writer for the

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Sarah Boykett

Sarah Boykett is a PR professional with over 15 years of experience in PR for some of Australia’s best-loved people and brands and has spruiked some incredibly interesting stories to the media during this time. From cherries to national icons, festivals to safaris, Sarah has

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Neil McMahon

Neil McMahon

Neil is a freelance writer who has extensive experience in Australian and overseas media, largely on the print side but also some background in radio and television. He has held a variety of senior roles at Media Week,  Fairfax (9 years) and The Sydney Morning

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Michelle Fincke

Michelle has been the Melbourne Editor of House and Woman’s Weekly and has recently finished as the editor of Fernwood magazine. She is also a freelance Editor and Journalism Teacher. The media she most often writes for these days includes Freelance work for The Australian

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Linda Fincke

Linda has been working for Handle Your Own PR as a publicist for over 12 months now. She has worked in PR for well over 20 years, including for Universal Pictures and Disney. Linda is a ‘foodie’ herself and has recently been working with some

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Jo Munro

Jo Munro is best known as The Savvy Shopaholic with the tag line Shop More, Save More’. She is a regular TV presenter on Channel 9’s Today Show and A Current Affair and The Carousel magazine’s resident shopping expert and a regular contributor to Women

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Harriet Farkash

Harry started interning at Slimming & Health magazine where she was soon offered a full-time position as their staff writer. She then went on to become acting deputy editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and founder of Flamingo Pink. It was then a fast forward to becoming

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Emma Vidgen

Emma is a senior journalist with over 15 years working on magazines that target women.Emma has most recently been the Editor of Real Living magazine, and prior to that was the Lifestyle Editor for Woman’s Day and Yours magazine.

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Edwina Carr Barraclough

Eddie is a beauty and lifestyle journalist and editor with over seven years’ experience spanning print, digital, commercial and social media and content strategy. Eddie writes for publications like Sydney Morning Herald, Whimn, News.com.au, Mamamia, Body & Soul, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Kidspot and has created

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