Speaking

Listen to me speaking about all things PR, comms and marine conservation in some recent podcast interviews. If you're looking for a podcast guest or event speaker and think I could be a good fit, feel free to get in touch.

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How to deal with rejection

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Why I just want to write cool stories about fish - and how I deal with rejection

Speaking up for the ocean through science comms and journalism

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Life as a science writer: sharing the ocean's best bits with the world

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Conservation freelancing, finding clients and crafting messages that work

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Pain free PR for freelancers w. Melissa Hobson

How to avoid greenwashing w. Melissa Hobson

The power of words in conservation

Delving into my marine conservation niche and how I find my stories

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Transparency and authenticity when promoting your brand

PR masterclass with Melissa Hobson

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Female founders: Melissa Hobson

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Getting PR smart with Melissa Hobson

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Ready to chat?

Hello!

Great to hear you're interested in working together - I'm always keen to hear about exciting new stories from marine conservationists, potential commissions from editors and suitable briefs from prospective clients.

So, let's chat. You can send me an email (I aim to respond within three working days, usually sooner) or book a call below. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Please note: due to high demand, I often have a wait time for new clients and cannot guarantee last-minute availability.

As such, please give as much notice as possible for your projects. Thank you!

Or book a call:

I do not work with the fossil fuel industry. If that's you, please look for support elsewhere. Thank you.

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I support Project Seagrass by donating 1% of every cleared payment from my services via Work for Good

N.B. I do not work with the fossil fuel industry. If that's you, please look for support elsewhere. Thank you.

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