Independent new media journalist
Yvette Nielsen speaks from hands-on experience
as a content creator, consultant, trainer, and award-winning
writer and sub-editor.
She has written a web site review
column since 1997 and was ABC Radio Queensland's
weekly radio "cyber scribe" from 2001 to 2003.
Her own free e-newsletter and web site - brizcomm.com.au
- won the national Smart Communities category
in the 2002 Asia Pacific ICT Awards.
Yvette spent 11 years as a print journalist
on Australian and Fleet Street newspapers and magazines
before seeing the light of the modem.
After leaving newspapers in 1995, she worked as a
freelance writer, editor, marketer, university tutor
Since 1996, she has specialised
in online content, reviewing web sites and sharing
her skills in gathering, structuring, writing
and promoting compelling online information.
Yvette provides in-house workshops,
content strategies, information architecture, writing/editing,
and site and e-newsletter critiques for
government and business.
Yvette pioneered content training
in Australia in 1998 and has inspired thousands
of people through her fast, fun and friendly web-writing
and e-newsletter workshops.
Yvette's international guest-speaking gigs
include the BBC's New Media Editorial Conference in
London (May 2002), Internet Content West in Los Angeles
(June 2001), and Asia Business Forums in Seoul and
Singapore (2000, 2001).
She was web writer on a project that won the Australian
Financial Review/Telstra Internet Award for Best
Software in 1997.
Yvette has a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in
Journalism and Government) from the University of
Queensland and did a year of a Masters research
degree in online communication in 2000 before being
invited to embark on her PhD through Queensland University
Yvette has a Certificate IV in Assessment
and Workplace Training along with extensive experience
as a university lecturer and tutor.
She was one of a select group on the Asia Pacific
ICT Awards Panel of Experts (Australia) and an Expert
Panel member (Content) for the International ICT Awards.
Yvette has been a judge for the Australian Schools
Web Challenge and the Asia-Pacific Queensland IT&T
See her list of clients
or contact Yvette via firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvette Nielsen...benchmarking online
Phone - 61 (0) 41 771 8683
E-mail - email@example.com
Web - brizcomm.com.au - where content is queen
Postal address - 37 Hannan Crescent, Ainslie, ACT
"Thank you very much for speaking at the BBC's New
Media Editorial Conference, running the training workshops
and inspiring so many people. We are privileged to
have had a passionate writer, who knows her stuff,
motivating us to create even better content." - Jonathan
Halls, Manager, BBC Training (New Media), London.
"The workshop was fan-bloody-tastic! I felt a bit
brain-dead the next day...but looking forward to getting
into it. You're an inspiration!" - Louise Ralph, www.econnect.com.au
"I have found the brizcomm newsletter to be not only
informative but very entertaining. I have been able
to do research through the articles and apply new
and improved ways of operating my own business, which
is Internet based. Keep up the fantastic work!" -
Jamie Brammah, www.myhealthspecials.com.au
"I really like your writing style - it has so much
energy. I reviewed a number of your past newsletters
and was very impressed with your writing style. You
have the ability to succinctly detail items and topics
that are usually dull, boring and generally tedious
to non 'techy' people." - Art Gibietis, President
& CEO, Baltic Enterprises, LLC, US
"This is from Kiwi land just to say that I enjoy your
newsletter better than any other news item I receive.
You have a great sense of humour and I bet you're
good looking as well." - Leo Taillie, New Zealand
"I have only been listening to your spot on the ABC
this year. In the past I had been listening to & registered
with a lass known as Miss Megabyte. Your time on radio
& web site is a lot better. As far as the book goes
I shall leave it up to you & I may possibly find another
ineresting site again & send it to you." - Warren
"You have no idea how valuable your Surf Club is to
this old wrinkly, who finds things electronic still
a little strange.Please keep up the good work." -
Peter Kemp, Brisbane.
"I felt I had to tell you how much I look forward
to your Surf Club feature each week. As I'm a teacher
I find it has a lot of value for my students and I
frequently refer them to interesting sites, which
you have reviewed." - Mary-Lou Horner, Brisbane.
"I wish to congratulate you for finding new web sites
each week…I have found many interesting ways of surfing
the net, faxing free on the Internet, sending cards,
and lately visiting the Power House, playing with
colour tests and using a time zone converter which
is very convenient as I correspond with friends all
over the world. I hope you will keep the good work."
- Philip Morlet, Brisbane.
Art Gibietis, President & CEO, Baltic Enterprises,
LLC - www.strangecosmos.com
WORLD FAMOUS! We just received word from a well-respected
journalist in Australia that they have reviewed our
site and included StrangeCosmos.com in their recent
newsletter. Additionally, they discussed our site
during their weekly Radio Show on ABC (Australian
Broadcasting Company). Obviously, this woman has superior
taste and sophistication beyond just talent and insight.
Yvette Nielsen - you are cool! Her organization, brizcomm
(www.brizcomm.com.au) provides online content benchmarking,
consulting, workshops and a newsletter which highlights
timely Internet related tips, information and interesting
links. It is crisply written and easily readable for
those of us not into the technical bits and bytes
of today's computer systems and programs.