About

Hello, I'm Sharon Lapkin.

I worked in the publishing industry for more than 11 years,

helping hundreds of authors and writers publish their content,

but for the past five years I've been writing for people like you.

Are you ready for a copywriter who's also an award-winning editor?

Someone who pitches directly to your target audience?

An expert certified content writer who's an SEO pro?

A sought-after writer who puts you first?

Do you need a writer who translates complex concepts into plain language?

Are you tired of searching for properly researched error-free content?

Welcome to Melbourne's finest copywriting!

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My publishing credentials

– Master of Arts (Editing and Comms)

– Graduate Diploma of Arts (Editing and Comms)

– Indexing: Theory and Application Certificate

– Master of Education

– Bachelor of Education

 

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Portrait of Sharon Lapkin

The roles that prepared me to write for you

 

– Contributing writer, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 

– Managing editor/ Publications Manager, DeakinCo. (Deakin University) 

– Editor and Writer, Early Horizons (an education magazine) ASG 

– Medical writer/ Supervising Editor, Royal Australian College of GPs 

– Developmental Editor, Area9 Lyceum (Copenhagen) 

– Senior Editor, Macmillan Education (Secondary) 

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Three trophies – gold, silver and bronze

Some of the publishing awards that led me to you

Senior Editor (Macmillan), Cookery the Australian Way (8th edn)
Winner – Secondary Reference Resource of the Year

Senior Editor (Macmillan) Keys to Geography – Winner, Geographic Resource

Editor (freelance), My Place for Teachers
Winner:
– eLearning Industry Awards
– Australian Education Publishers Award
– Interactive Media Awards

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Writing work I'm proud of ...

Articles on prominent medical luminaries including:

– Nobel Prize Nominee Dr Catherine Hamlin
– Best-selling medical author, Professor John Murtagh
– Australian of the Year, Professor Fiona Wood
– Dr Edward Zuckerberg (Mark's dad)
– Professor of neurosurgery and neuroanatomy Antonio Di Ieva.

"Sharon Lapkin, I'm very grateful for your extraordinary editorial expertise and the attentiveness that you have afforded me. I've much enjoyed our exchanges and have managed to learn a thing or two about this borrowed language of mine."

– Gary Deirmendjian, A Prevailing Sense of Disquiet

What I can do for you

Click on the icons to learn more about the range of services I offer

Speechwriting

Tailored words that excite and inspire your audience

Editing and proofreading

Award-winning copyeditor at your service

Blog posts

SEO content that Google loves and readers share

Medical writing

Accurate, informative health and medical writing

Photography

Images that support your messaging

Ghostwriting

We have your back (confidentially, of course)

Business writing

Copywriting that sells your perspective or your product

Content marketing

Powerful storytelling with a strategic purpose