My husband Andrew, who began this blog in October 2007, died peacefully on September 3rd 2012, at the age of 83, after long and well-controlled illness culminating in a sudden, brief decline. He worked on his autobiography for years but never completed it. Instead he left behind various pieces of life writing which would have formed part of it. I will gradually include this material here, giving the dates on which the pieces were written. I'll also add some of my own reminiscences and items of information I have about him. At some point this blog will become an archive, without further additions. — Rosemary Nissen-Wade

Andrew's Professional Qualifications

Andrew's Professional Qualifications

Freelance Journalist, Author
Member Australian Society of Authors
Reiki Master, Spiritual Healer

Usui Shiki Ryoho; Tibetan Reiki, Shambhalla Reiki; Karuna Ki; Seichim; Angelic SKHM; Khnum; Radiance Force
Qualified Practitioner: Indian Head Massage; Thought Field Therapy; Theta Healing; Life Magic Celestial Healing; MPRUE (Magnus level)

Curriculum Vitae

Full member Australian Society of Authors

Positions Held:

1960-63 Film Editor ABC TV Melbourne
Editor Film Editors Guild of Australia newsletter
Editor Film Australia magazine
Part time journalist Ringwood Times

1968 Editor (part-time) Script, Screen & Art, trade magazine for the film/TV industries

1969-70 Melbourne representative Sydney-based Mount Green Publishing Company; editor Script, Screen & Art, contributing editor Security Australia

1970-72 Founder, publisher & editor Lumiere Magazine
for film,TV & photographic industries. Supported by the Arts Council.

1972-74 Editor Plastics News, official magazine of the
Plastics Institute of Australia

1975-91 Founded Kiplings Newsletter Services to publish corporate newsletters. Now Kiplings Business Communications, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Became a member of the International Association of Business Communicators based in San Francisco.

1975-77 Melbourne correspondent for three Sydney-based national newsletters: Inside Retailing, Foodweek, Business Week

1980 Director Andromeda Productions to make films for cinema & TV.

1986 Co-founder “Discovery”, a seven-day live-in accelerated learning program for teenagers

1989-92 Melbourne editor Greenweek, national newsletter on the environment

1993 Joined Horizon Fund Limited as Public Affairs Executive and Co-ordinator of the Watchdog Association

1994 Moved to NSW

2000 Began a BA majoring in Writing at Southern Cross University

Writing Credits:

1966 Meanjin Quarterly No 4 "The Enigma of Australian Television"

1975 Nine-screen audio-visual script for Department of Capital Territory (ACT) on the social and financial implications of living in Canberra

Film scripts for Spastic Society of Victoria

1976 Audio-visual script for Art Foundation of Victoria

1989-93 Articles in Personal Success magazine:
"In the Spotlight"
"Accelerating the Learning Process"
"The Discovery of Youth"
"A Journey without Distance"
"Making Cents"
"Master Mind"
"Where has the spirit of selling gone?"

Electrical Engineer
"World Energy Grid A Reality"

Energy Forum published by Dept. of Manufacturing Industry and Development:
"Emission standards pose problems for energy utilities."

SCORE - a periodical for the teaching profession:
"Thinking - a new trend in education"
"Motivating children to motivate themselves"
"Love Heart and Brains"
"Breaking new ground in early childhood development"

Australian Small Business & Investing
"When the tough get going"

Electrical Engineer
"Meeting Australia's power needs"

Independent School News
"Recycling - a challenge for all Australians"
"Making new choices in education"

1998 Conscious Living
"Off with the Pixies"

1999 "Games Children Play"
Short story published in an anthology by the Northern Rivers Writers Centre

2000 The Magic Bat
Children’s story published briefly online by an e-publisher, who then sold the business to someone who folded it!

2006 Jorell
Children's book published with the assistance of the Australian

Booksellers’ Association, one of 10 selected from manuscripts submitted.2008 Jorell goes into second edition, published by Life Magic.

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