Straight from the horses’ mouths
“Jane Lyons is a talented wordsmith, sharp creative and lateral thinker – and a pleasure to work with. She has brought fresh points of view to the projects she has been involved with and beautifully expressed the branding values and positioning statements for the clients of Little Big Epic. Her experience and reliability are solid, and with a strong professional base the focus becomes how far she can take the assignment.”
Marco Morales, Creative Director, Little Big Epic, littlebigepic.com.au
“Jane is one of my favourite writers, and my go-to person when writing for community. She writes to engage the reader and can make even the dullest content easy to understand, interesting and funny. Honestly, I don’t know how she does it. It’s wordsmithing without the wank. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her, and hope to share her talent with more of my clients.”
Amelie Loye, Managing Director, engage2, engage2.com.au
“Jane has helped to establish Burning Seed as one of the greatest regional Burns in the world. She has always acted professionally and knowledgeably, and brings a great deal of passion and commitment to a role that requires a strong communications strategy and a creative approach for this unique, dynamic and participatory community.
As the event has grown, she has built the team up, increased the media footprint and implemented a brand new website, while showing an ability to engage the community, produce creative content and manage crises equally as well.”
Phil Smart, Director, Burning Man Australia, burningmanaustralia.com.au
“Jane Lyons was contracted in 2014-15 by the National Marine Science Committee as the writer for the National Marine Science Plan (www.marinescience.net.au)
– a major collaborative effort by more than 500 scientists and stakeholders.
Jane’s challenge was to take input from a number of technical and science teams, which ranged in clarity and quality, and turn it into a clear and interesting document for an audience that spanned public, government, industry, politicians and scientists.
Her ability to build an understanding of the material’s technical breadth and the marine science community’s cultural quirks; influence and work closely with the executives; capture the technical material in an engaging writing style; and deliver on time and above expectations was exceptional.
John Gunn, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute of Marine Science, aims.gov.au
“Jane has written a number of features for Medical Observer, a specialist medical publication for a professional readership. The commissioned features require a sophisticated approach beyond the general readership and she always delivers. She has an engaging writing style and clearly goes to great effort to meet the brief and deliver on time. I would recommend her work to other editors without hesitation.”
Brad Mclean, Former editor, Medical Observer, medicalobserver.com.au
“I have worked with Jane at Fairfax Media but have also hired her as a reviewer on the Good Pub Food Guide, which I edit. She is a talented writer who has always been both professional and personable.”
Keith Austin, Editor, Good Pub Food Guide
“Jane is a highly experienced and creative sub-editor who can tackle diverse topics with ease and professionalism. Jane is very speedy but doesn’t sacrifice attention to detail. Also she was a lovely, friendly presence in the office.”
Helen Westerman, Deputy Managing Editor,
The Conversation, theconversation.com.au
“Jane is both thorough and responsive in attending to our varied requests, which include editing grant proposals, grant reports, newsletters, film subtitles, guides and toolkits. These support our human rights and environmental work with video and digital-rights change makers in West Papua, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, East Timor and beyond. Jane’s work is always of the highest quality, and she communicates with professionalism.”
Andrew Lowenthal, cofounder and director, EngageMedia, engagemedia.org