Projects

Report: The case for impact investment in Sustainable Mobility in developing countries for Enea Consulting

Report: The case for impact investment in Sustainable Mobility in developing countries for Enea Consulting

The Shell Foundation commissioned Enea Consulting to study the sector and derive a case for Sustainable Mobility investment in developing countries. In commissioning this study, the Shell Foundation expects to increase awareness and help remove barriers to investment in Sustainable Mobility.

Report: Driving social change, together – philanthropy impact report for Berry Street

Report: Driving social change, together – philanthropy impact report for Berry Street

Project included interviewing stakeholders and writing articles covering their philanthropic journeys.

Report: Data opportunities for smarter networks, by Enea Consulting for Blick Creative

Report: Data opportunities for smarter networks, by Enea Consulting for Blick Creative

Project report by Enea Consulting for Energy Networks Australia. Extract: “Data is a key enabler of the digital transformation of businesses, and digitalisation is revolutionising multiple sectors of the economy. This includes the energy sector. In this sector, network service providers (NSPs) — who are responsible for planning, building, operating and maintaining electricity networks – are becoming increasingly data‑driven.”

Book: Wrestling with Resilience 2nd edition

Book: Wrestling with Resilience 2nd edition

Written by psychologist Christopher Shen and Associate Professor Simon Moss, Wrestling with Resilience is a handbook for developing resilience and mental toughness. In it, Christopher and Simon develop the readers’ understanding of and ability to perform in a difficult environment in their workplaces and lives, through clear concise explanations supported with practical activities. This 2021 edition includes recommended habits and practices to build resilience for COVID-19.

Position paper: An Integrated Approach to Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Mental Health Service Provision in Victoria, by VTMH for Blick Creative

Position paper: An Integrated Approach to Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Mental Health Service Provision in Victoria, by VTMH for Blick Creative

We edited this position paper for VTMH.

The paper proposes a high-level and integrated strategic approach that addresses Victoria’s mental healthcare system as a whole, and outlines Victorian Transcultural Mental Health’s (VTMH) strategy for engaging governments, lead agencies, service providers, and communities to embed diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) principles into mental health care, access and practice.

Report: ‘Partners in diversity: A transcultural and community mental health collaboration to build organisational cultural responsiveness’ for VTMH, through Blick Creative

Report: ‘Partners in diversity: A transcultural and community mental health collaboration to build organisational cultural responsiveness’ for VTMH, through Blick Creative

We edited this report, written by Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH), a state-wide capacity
building unit that focuses on improving responses to culturally diverse populations. It discusses and reviews a collaboration between VTMH and Neami National, a community-
based provider of psychosocial mental health support services.

CAN Christmas campaign 2020 for Blick Creative

CAN Christmas campaign 2020 for Blick Creative

In collaboration with the design team at Blick Creative and in close consultation with the client, we wrote the inclusive, respectful and inspiring campaign copy and slogans for the 2020 Church of All Nations (CAN) Christmas campaign, including slogan “Together, we CAN help our community this festive season”. The campaign included posters and multiple social media tiles.

Annual report: Berry Street 2019–2020, for Blick Creative

Annual report: Berry Street 2019–2020, for Blick Creative

We wrote and edited the Berry Street annual report for the third year in a row, in collaboration with the design team at Blick Creative and senior marketing managers at Berry Street. This included writing the opening pages on behalf of the CEO and Board President.

Extract: “It’s been a year like never before. One that has — in so many complex ways — demonstrated the constancy of change, as well as how rapid change can so brightly shine a light on existing inequality.”

Website copy: Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights for Blick Creative

Website copy: Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights for Blick Creative

In collaboration with the AMWCHR leadership team, we edited and rewrote the copy for AMWCHR’s new website, designed by Blick Creative.

Extract: “As one of the leading voices on Muslim women’s rights in Australia, we support a vision of Islam at its most progressive, immediate and pertinent to the challenges that Muslim women face.”

Website article: Leadsun solar lights stand strong after recent Goulburn floods

Website article: Leadsun solar lights stand strong after recent Goulburn floods

We wrote this article to brief, in collaboration with senior leadership and the marketing manager at Leadsun.

Extract: “Thankfully, however, the solar lights Leadsun had just finished installing in Goulburn – as part of Stage 2 of what is being called Australia’s largest solar lighting installation along the Wollondilly River Walking Track – stood strong.”

Website copy: Transform IT

Website copy: Transform IT

Extract from the website copy we wrote in close consultation with the founders and directors of Transform IT.

Extract: “Whether you’re looking for the perfect IT specialist or to build a high-performing team, Transform IT can provide you with outstanding professionals who specialise in niche areas across analytics and strategy, project management, transformation, application and cloud services, security, and solution architecture and design.”

Client feedback:
“Louise is a talented content writer and editor who has worked as an extension to our marketing department to assist us with a variety of projects. Through all our engagements she has always been very responsive and dedicated to our needs. We would have no hesitation in recommending her services to businesses or individuals as she would be an asset to anyone.”

Leadsun July 2020 e-newsletter

Leadsun July 2020 e-newsletter

We wrote this and other e-newsletters for solar lighting company Leadsun, to send to their database of mainly local government stakeholders.

Extract: “With huge numbers of people accessing public recreational spaces, it’s a crucial time for local governments to consider the role of sustainable, affordable SMART public lighting in shaping safer, more active communities. Click below for the 6 key advantages of SMART public lighting.

Website copy: Victorian Transcultural Mental Health, for Blick Creative

Website copy: Victorian Transcultural Mental Health, for Blick Creative

Over a period of months, we worked closely with the Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) Manager and senior consultants to craft their new website copy, and support them in other key written communications pieces for their new website (including copyediting technical reports and papers). Extract: “VTMH supports the mental health of diverse people, communities and systems.

VTMH is funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and is administered by St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.”

Website copy: OHS & COVID-19 page, Verus

Website copy: OHS & COVID-19 page, Verus

We were approached by one of the Verus directors to write this website page content in 2020, after having worked previously with them on the updated content for their new website (we wrote or edited most of the copy on their current page).

Extract: “COVID-19 has triggered enormous changes in the measures employers need to take to meet their OHS/WHS obligations to protect employees from infectious diseases.”

Report: Future grid for distributed energy, for Blick Creative

Report: Future grid for distributed energy, for Blick Creative

We edited this report for ENEA Consulting, an independent firm with offices in Paris, Melbourne and Hong Kong, which provides strategic consultancy that maximises energy transition and sustainability opportunities globally.

The report covered a study funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), with the collaboration of CitiPower and Powercor.

As editors, we worked closely with principal consultants at ENEA to bring together the voices and styles of the report contributors into a cohesive, consistent and informative technical report, ensuring that all key messages were clearly communicated and that the writing style was impeccable and reflective of the high standards of ENEA as a leading consultancy firm.

Leadsun website: writing & editing for SEO & marketing

Leadsun website: writing & editing for SEO & marketing

We were approached by Leadsun to assist in rewriting their new website copy and ensuring it was reflective of their new marketing strategy while also optimised for SEO purposes. We engaged an independent SEO expert to assist and worked in collaboration with them and the marketing team at Leadsun to rewrite the content.

(Client comment: ““True to form, I first connected with Louise from Hummingbird from a very informative and witty piece of writing she posted on LinkedIn. This clever piece of writing hooked me into read more and inspired me to reach out to see if she could help my business with a new website and branding redesign. As our business is literally creating a new niche market that is disrupting the status quo, how we communicate to the market really matters. In a very short amount of time, Louise not only cleaned up and made our content read exceptionally well, but provided more measured and impactful content to help us with our branding. I would thoroughly recommend Hummingbird for any business that values high quality writing to keep their brand, on-brand!”)

Case studies x 8: Verus (national risk management consultancy)

Case studies x 8: Verus (national risk management consultancy)

As part of a new website by Blick Creative and in collaboration with Verus directors, we wrote the following 8 case studies (as part of a bigger project to write the new website content):

Major retailer – large re-licence program
Global public transport company – bespoke three-year safety strategy
Multinational manufacturer – OHS management system improvement program
Multi-media organisation – governance review
Retailer – Procurement & Contractor (P&C) management review
Rail freight company – combined self-insurance and AS4801 audit
Major retailer – critical risk review
Self-insured retailer – development of new safety management system

(Client feedback: “Using Hummingbird for our website copy was one of the best decisions Verus made in rolling out our new website. After many false starts internally, we approached Louise for assistance and she was able to quickly and succinctly get us back on track. The quality and style of the writing was exactly what we were looking for.”)

Telstra: suite of externally-facing operations manuals & welcome pack

Telstra: suite of externally-facing operations manuals & welcome pack

The operations team of Telstra’s Retail Partner Channel needed to create a suite of written documents to go out to their external Telstra partner stores, to ensure the store owners understood the key operational, visual merchandising, brand, communications and compliance obligations of their partnership with Telstra.

Not having these documents was causing an excessive reliance by the partners on the individual members of the Telstra operations team for support with daily activities and questions, impeding the ability of the team to focus on other work. The team recognised that a professional technical writer would be best placed to tackle the challenge and deliver a suite of documents that would help partners understand and follow their obligations, reducing pressure on the operations team.

The team also needed a Welcome Pack designed and written for those partners, as well as their own processes documented for potential training of new operations team members, as well as to guide other staff performing other roles within the Retail Partner Channel team, with whom the operations team worked closely (for example, the individual retail store account managers).

Through technical writing consultancy Abelard Consulting, we successfully planned, designed, wrote and delivered all of the above.

Client feedback:
“Thank you for all of your collaborative work with the team. The end result is a awesome set of documents that place us in an amazing position for good compliance channel expansion and growth.”

“Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for everything and the manuals. They look and sound fantastic thanks to you.”

Case studies x 18: Solar Panel Options, for Mity Digital

Case studies x 18: Solar Panel Options, for Mity Digital

As part of a new website design by Mity Digital, we wrote the following 18 case studies to showcase the work of Solar Panel Options throughout Victoria:

Website copy for Verus: Industry profiles

Website copy for Verus: Industry profiles

“Governments are under unprecedented pressure to respond to the rapidly changing needs of citizens in a time of unparalleled social, financial and environmental uncertainty.”

Book: ‘Working Mums’ by Louise Correcha & Danielle Ross Walls

Book: ‘Working Mums’ by Louise Correcha & Danielle Ross Walls

Contributors include:
• Missy Higgins, singer-songwriter, musician, actor and activist
• Alisa Camplin, former world champion aerial skier and Olympic gold medallist
• George McEncroe, founder of Australia’s first all-female rideshare service Shebah
• Annie Nolan (Uncanny Annie), equality activist and social commentator

Blick Creative website copy

Blick Creative website copy

Wrote the whole website. Extract: “Our diverse not-for-profit, government and commercial client base keeps our ideas fresh, and our studio applies skills, creativity and discipline to ensure professional results every time.”

Essays on Technical Writing book

Essays on Technical Writing book

“Let’s start off with a spot of surface analysis: at the simplest level, there are two broad views on what technical writing is: a prescriptivist view and a descriptivist view.”

Hobsons Bay Community Centres Research Project Report for Blick Creative

Hobsons Bay Community Centres Research Project Report for Blick Creative

The report details the research conducted over a two-year period with the community centres located within the Hobsons Bay City Council LGA.

Koorie Kids Shine at Kindergarten poster, Victorian Department of Education and Training for Blick Creative

Koorie Kids Shine at Kindergarten poster, Victorian Department of Education and Training for Blick Creative

15 hours a week FREE kindergarten is available for your child.

Koorie Kids Shine at Kindergarten flyer, Victorian Department of Education and Training for Blick Creative

Koorie Kids Shine at Kindergarten flyer, Victorian Department of Education and Training for Blick Creative

Kindergarten is a program where your child can have fun and learn through play and activities.

OC Connections Annual Report 2017 for Blick Creative

OC Connections Annual Report 2017 for Blick Creative

OC Connections is a not-for-profit organisation providing services to more than 470 adults…

Solar Panel Options website copy for Mity Digital

Solar Panel Options website copy for Mity Digital

In an industry unfortunately sometimes characterised by the opposite, we’re proud of our longevity, dedicated staff and reputation for technical expertise, honesty and integrity.

Wrestling with Difficult Stakeholders book

Wrestling with Difficult Stakeholders book

Wrestling with Difficult Stakeholders offers practical, validated techniques that all employees, from recent graduates to experienced managers, can apply to their interactions with a range of difficult people in their businesses and lives.

Wrestling with Resilience book

Wrestling with Resilience book

This handbook is designed to introduce and develop practical skills in controlling stress, developing resilience, maintaining confidence and self-esteem, and performing under pressure.

Berry Street annual report 2018 for Blick Creative

Berry Street annual report 2018 for Blick Creative

“The commitment and passion of our staff, carers, donors, partners and supporters is incredible and speaks to the quality of our work and the exciting future that lies ahead.”

Berry Street Annual Report 2019 for Blick Creative

Berry Street Annual Report 2019 for Blick Creative

“The commitment and passion of our staff, carers, donors, partners and supporters is incredible and speaks to the quality of our work and the exciting future that lies ahead.”

Victorian Department of Education: Transition to School Resource Kit 2017, for Blick Creative

Victorian Department of Education: Transition to School Resource Kit 2017, for Blick Creative

The Transition: A Positive Start to School Resource Kit (the Kit) is designed to provide contemporary, evidence-based, practical guidance for early childhood professionals…

In Between Thoughts: Santosh Nambiar (book)

In Between Thoughts: Santosh Nambiar (book)

Your brain is constantly engaged in the thinking process. Most of the time you are unaware of the incessant ‘chatter’ going on in your mind…