Penny Edman – I am a journalist… writer… ghost-writer… editor… photographer… with more than 30 years of experience who can help you with anything from a media advisory or feature article to a book. I have an eye for layout and design, and an understanding of the production process, both in hard copy and online.

I am also a Certified High Performance Coach.

I am based in beautiful Hobart where my office has an inspiring view of the majestic kunanyi / Mount Wellington.

After beginning my journalistic career with the News-Mail, in Bundaberg, Queensland, I moved to Hobart in 1991 to establish the Archdiocese of Hobart Media Office where I worked until the end of 2004.

As well as directing this office, Catholic Media Tasmania, for many years, I also edited (meaning I was the editor, journalist, sub-editor, photographer, and layout and design person, as well as manager for) the diocesan monthly, 24-page tabloid-sized newspaper, The Standard, for 10 years during which time the paper consistently won awards at the Australasian Catholic Press Association annual awards, including the prestigious Bishop Philip Kennedy Award for Journalism Excellence.

My articles and photographs have been published in print and online throughout Australia and internationally, including in the National Catholic Reporter (USA).

During my time in Tasmania I have been commissioned to write four books (1992, 2008, 2010, 2012) and was actively involved in their production and publication processes.

I have ghost-written two heart-related books (2016, 2019) as well as numerous magazine articles for Hobart cardiologist, Dr Warrick Bishop. We are currently (2019) working on a third book.

Having been on the support staff of Hobart’s Guilford Young College (a Catholic co-educational senior secondary college, 2011–2018), I have a sound knowledge of the Tasmanian and Catholic education systems and am very experienced with college publications including handbooks and yearbooks.

I have managed and produced text, photographs and ideas for websites since the late 1990s.

In May 2019, I became a Certified High Performance Coach (San Diego, USA).