Jane O’Connell

I am a writer, editor and content specialist with a 30-year career in broadcast journalism, digital content, magazines and book publishing.


With a background in broadcast news and current affairs, I worked as a reporter, producer and supervising producer in commercial television before joining ninemsn to help build Australia’s biggest online content destination, establishing more than 50 television and magazine websites from the PBL media stable.

Following seven years in Singapore and London in senior editorial roles with MSN (Microsoft), I returned to Australia and completed a postgraduate degree in creative writing. I am now happily focussed on my original love of writing and editing.

Work with me


Experience in writing news, current affairs and lifestyle stories across a broad range of topics including breaking news, general interest, people and location profiles, tourism, small business, homes and property.


Let me help you prepare your non-fiction book proposal, manuscript (editing, writing or ghostwriting), book blurb, back cover copy and publicity material.


If you’re after polished, professional copy for print and digital, or need help with corporate comms, writing business reports or producing media releases, I’d be happy to provide the words.


From short news articles to feature-length profiles, essays and non-fiction manuscripts, I can bring my editorial experience for structural, style and line edits.



email: jane@janeoconnell.me

phone: + 61 (0) 408 248 024