If this is the first time you’ve visited my blog, welcome! It’s great to see you here. My name is Melinda Irvine and I’m an Australian freelance copywriter, poet, author and musician.
Even though I’m Australian, I live most of the year in the Philippines. I first came to the Philippines in early 2014 to volunteer after SuperTyphoon Yolanda smashed the coastline and fell in love with the people, culture and a small boy I found wandering the streets.
Here on my website you’ll find a mix of poetry, artistic and nature photography as well as blog articles informed by my experiences as a writer, volunteer and adopted mum. Everything is my own work.
My aim is to blog every day and the writing and poetry is inspired by whatever I happen to see in front of me or what I’ve been doing that day. Sometimes it’s a wide-open and lonely stretch of beach behind my home-town (if I’m in Australia) at other times I find inspiration in the bustling local market in the villages of the Philippines. Very often I’ll write the stories of children who live in neighbouring the “Purok” or updates of my progress as the adopted mum of the small boy I met on a dirt road in mid-2015. Whatever I’m writing though, it’s current and reflects where I am right now.
Professional Writer, Copywriter and Content Writer
Professionally, I’m a freelance copywriter and author and work for a range of small business and corporate clients helping them refine the text on their websites; write content to promote their products and services; or develop written office procedures and operations manuals. I also write and self-publish my own poetry books (which are available for sale) and submit to literary magazines and publishing houses.
If you notice a break in between blog posts or that I haven’t written a poem in a week or so, that usually means I’m embedded somewhere in a client project. If you’d like to learn more about me and my creative works browse through the website, there is plenty of info and I keep it up-to-date. Alternatively click here for more information about how to hire me for a copywriting project.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you will enjoy the website and my creative works. If you love it please follow my blog and tell your friends too. Even better join the conversation, comment on the posts or shoot me a message using the contact form: I always love mail.
All my love.
Melinda J. Irvine
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