Welcome! My name is Jackie Smith and I am a freelance journalist, editor and proofreader, and marketing graduate from Brisbane, Australia. This is my blog, Jackie Smith Writes. In addition to information about the services I offer, and informative articles on how my skills can assist you and your business, this blog also contains an … Continue reading Welcome

Jackie Dee – Six String Heart (Album Review)

With a strong focus on storytelling and lyricism – reflective of Dee’s comment that this album is a “collection of songs to symbolise a monumentally challenging time for me and my family” – one would be forgiven for expecting the album to feature more traditional-sounding songs, telling stereotypical tales of the downtrodden in life.

Anna Clark – Private Lives, Public History (Literature Review)

Australian historian Anna Clark is well-regarded in her chosen field and is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in Public History at Sydney’s University of Technology. In the early 2000s, she received the NSW Premier’s Prize for Australian History and the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Best Literary or Media Work Advancing Public Debate alongside colleague … Continue reading Anna Clark – Private Lives, Public History (Literature Review)