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This is some information on my qualifications, achievements and experiences, as well as links to my social media accounts. I'm a writer, and a former computer programmer. - C. A. Broadribb.


About Me

I taught myself computer programming when I was 15 years old, did it as a hobby for years, ran a BBS (Wild Thoughts BBS) for a few years in the early 90s, studied a computer science degree, and worked in various IT jobs: computer programmer, webmaster, computer laboratory assistant, Internet Assessor.

I've worked in a variety of other jobs too (and still do).

I've been writing ever since I was six years old. I've written novellas, short books, short stories, articles etc. I've had some of them published, and self-published a lot of my material as ebooks on Amazon.com.



My Qualifications

Master of Arts in Professional Writing
Graduate Diploma in Journalism
Bachelor of Science (Computing) with distinction
Certificate Level 3 in Public Administration
Year 12 Certificate of Secondary Education (and Tertiary Entrance Exam)



Short Courses and Workshops I've Completed

Time to Write, WEA
Fiction writing, WEA
Writing For Yourself, Tuart College
Fiction writing, Tuart College
Creative writing, TAFE
Writing Pitches
Writing and Selling Feature Articles, NSW Writers Centre
Unblock the block, NSW Writers Centre
How to Get Published



Literary Competition Successes

2017: Third Place in City of Rockingham Short Story Awards, Commendation Certificate in ZineWest
2014: Joint ZineWest Editors' Award
2010: Special Commendation in the Scarlet Stiletto Awards
2009: Won the innovation category of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards
2004: Highly Commended in the KSP Awards



Where I've Had My Fiction Published:

Anthologies: Hopscotch, NWG Anthology, Short and Twisted, ZineWest.

Literary Magazines: 21D Magazine, Narrator, Ripples, The Write Angle.

E-Publications: Broadkill Review.

Websites: Anti-SF, Books Online, H2G2, National Young Writers' Festival, Pixel Papers, RMSED, The Radii.



Where I've Had My Non-Fiction Published:

Anthologies: NWG Anthology, Polestar.

Newspapers: Auburn Review, Australian Senior, Festival News, Inner West Courier, North Side Courier, Parramatta Advertiser (letters to the editor), Parramatta Sun, Sydney Morning Herald (Column 8), The Precinct, Wentworth Courier.

Magazines and Newsletters: Athena, Australian Traveller, Capture, Fine Print, Money (letters to the editor), Newswrite, NZ Author, Screen Education, Stiletto, The Full Bench, Vertigo (poster).

E-Publications: H2G2 (The Post), Newsbite, NSW Writers' Centre blog, Partners in Crime e-newsletter, UTS e:Connect, UTS Fine Print, Village Voice e-newsletter, Writers Connect, Writing 4 Success e-newsletter.

Websites: Australian Women's Book Review, Festival News, H2G2, IMDB, Journal of Politics and Culture, Newsday, Photozo, Pure Travel, Reportage, The Chimes, The Radii, Thylazine, H2G2, Village Voice.



Writing, Editing and Proofreading Work:

Sub-edited and categorised news stories, and wrote news stories, for a news website
Edited a resume for a Senior Systems Engineer/Service Delivery Manager
Proofread a self-published poetry anthology
Wrote a scholarship application letter for a cookery course
Edited document templates for a travel tour operator
Edited an SEO service proposal
Edited an MBA research proposal
Edited a blog entry on gestational diabetes
Wrote a letter to a doctor on behalf of a patient
SEOd an article on alkaline powder for a website
Edited a health and wellbeing service proposal
Wrote selection criteria statement for an application for a marketing position
Collated and edited information for an associate professor application
Formatted and proofread a playscript
Edited a resume and wrote selection criteria for an administration\customer service position
Edited podcast scripts and documents for a business broker website
Proofread a gratitude journal manuscript
Wrote an ad for a petsitting service
Compiled summaries of news stories
Edited a resume and cover letter for a service desk team leader
Wrote articles on locations and events for a real estate website
Proofread an immuneology research project proposal
Did peer tutoring for a uni journalism subject
Writing content and providing layout suggestions for a clothing website
Wrote ads to sell items on eBay for others
Wrote Facebook status updates for a social media marketing business
Read and commented on ebooks
Edited a document on learning theories
Typed and proofread transcripts from recordings for an overseas business
Proofread content on a personal development webpage
Proofread webpages
Checked a new job search website and provided written feedback
Wrote two articles, on the Myers Brigg Type Indicator and the Socratic Method
Read and reviewed an ebook on corporate culture



My Social Media Accounts