I’m Ruth Dawkins, a writer from a tiny island in the north of Scotland. You might also know me as DorkyMum. In 2013 I moved from the UK to Tasmania, where the cold winters, beautiful sunsets and generous measures of whisky make me feel very much at home. I currently live in Hobart with my husband Young and our nine year old son.

As a copywriter I specialise in work for universities, not-for-profits, and the tourism sector. My recent clients have included Tourism Tasmania, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, and the University of Tasmania.

As a feature writer I have been widely published in local, national and online press, for titles including The Washington Post, the Guardian and Observer, Time Out, SBS Life, Kidspot, The Lifted Brow, and The Crafty Pint. In 2011, I edited the Kids Section of Fest magazine, commissioning and writing reviews of children’s shows at the Edinburgh Festival.

I have more than ten years of experience in communications and community engagement roles in a diverse range of organisations, including the Tasmanian Writers Centre, the Stop Climate Chaos coalition, Edinburgh University Students Association, Save the Children UK, the Scottish Green Party, Christian Aid, and the WWF/Ben and Jerry’s Climate Change College. I currently chair the management committee of Tasmanian publishing house Transportation Press.

If your organisation is looking for help with copywriting or communications, please get in touch.

Photo via Margaret Clift McNulty/Cocoa Rose Boutique Photography