Kaz Getts - Freelance Technical and Pharmaceutical Copywriter

Download pdf of work samples. Click here.


Kaz is a freelance copywriter based in Sydney and Newcastle. Here’s what she had to say...


FF: How did you start out as a freelancer?

I was working as National Marketing Manager for a large multi-national company. I really enjoyed the creative parts of my role, so I traded in my imposing corner office for a quirky room in the heritage-listed sandstone of the Cliveden Building in Sydney. I really enjoyed the change and I'm still a freelancer many years on ...

FF: What do you specialise in?

Anything hard :)  I find business people look further afield when they have a more difficult task to undertake. That works well for people like me who have multi-disciplinary backgrounds. My main specialties are in technical areas and working on projects in health (including health economics), pharmaceuticals, biotech and hi tech. As I have a pharmacy degree and an MBA, I can come to grips with the technical side quickly and put complex ideas into easily understood terms for investors or sales applications.

FF: What has been your career highlights?

Gee, that's hard to say. I've worked on some incredibly exciting projects for a wide range of companies. Some of the work I'm proudest of has been the "quietest" - that is, working for some of Australia's commercialisation companies such as Unisearch, that took Australia's early stage research and inventions and marketed these to the world.

FF: How does freelancing affect your lifestyle?

I love the flexibility it offers - which allows me to get a balance between my career and my private life - something we all want, I think! I also love the variety of working on a range of projects with a broad range of great people in different companies and industries.

It also makes me pedantic. Freelancing is the best! You can really create a work/life balance!

FF: What other interests do you have?

... I'm a performed playwright - I wrote a musical called "Coppertail Creek" which was performed at Marian St Theatre in 2005  and was really well received - and I've had 2 plays performed at Short & Sweet. My first full length play, "Shades", is to be produced in Sydney later this year. I also tap dance and sing.

Travel is also a particular passion of mine. On one trip my partner and I went on a mummy-hunt through Chile and Peru - a fascinating experience. There's no greater privilege for me than seeing other countries, their cultures and histories. It appeals to the storyteller in me :)

FF: How do you usually source freelance work and what do you think of the Freelance Factory concept?

Pounding the pavement! So I think the Freelance Factory is a fantastic idea! I'm looking forward to creating some solid relationships.

Send Kaz an email - click here.

More detailed information and CV available on the Freelance Factory website. Register now.

Register at the Freelance Factory to see more freelance creative profiles.

Freelance Faces is the official newsletter of The Freelance Factory website.

The Freelance Factory - web based directory of freelance creative talent.

Click  here to go to The Freelance Factory website.

Freelance Faces homehttp://www.freelancefaces.comhttp://www.freelancefaces.comshapeimage_3_link_0
Subscribe Freelance Faces newslettermailto:admin@thefreelancefactory.com.au?subject=Please%20subscribe%20me%20to%20the%20Freelance%20Faces%20newsletter.mailto:admin@thefreelancefactory.com.au?subject=Please%20subscribe%20me%20to%20Freelance%20Faces%20newsletter.shapeimage_4_link_0