About me

One of the things I enjoy most about my work is the stories I get to tell, whether it’s writing a lifestyle magazine article that can enrich the readers’ lives or helping a business with their public relations to get the message out about their unique services and qualities. Everyone has a story to tell… and here is mine (in a nutshell).

Vera DevaiI still remember learning my first word of English in primary school at the age of four. More than 30 years ago my family emigrated from Hungary to Australia and I was promptly placed in school to master the language. And once I did that I couldn’t get enough of it – I was truly a chatterbox, and I loved reading and writing.

My love of English all through school, combined with my endless curiosity about absolutely everything, led me to study journalism at university. Knowing I would pursue print journalism after finishing my bachelor’s degree, I soon went from writing for a local newspaper in Brisbane to reporting on everything from politics to arts and entertainment for the national news wire service Australian Associated Press. My news and feature articles were published nationally and internationally including several front page newspaper articles.

My drive to evolve as a journalist and writer meant a move in 2004 to Sydney, which I still call home. And after five years of news reporting and covering major stories, such as the Cronulla riots in 2005, I made the switch to magazines.

I went on to edit national specialist publications such as Education Review and Aged Care Insight and sub-edited consumer and custom magazines such as Virgin Australia’s inflight magazine Voyeur. Finding my niche as a writer on all things lifestyle, I have written for Weight Watchers magazine and one of Australia’s highest selling weekly women’s magazines New Idea. I have also contributed articles to Universal Magazines and the Sun Herald newspaper.

Always looking to learn something new, I then decided to hone my skills in public relations and corporate communications, working for two multi-national companies in Sydney and London. This allowed me to branch out and extend my experience into the online and digital medium, and social media.

Now as an independent communications and public relations specialist, I enjoy working with a variety of clients on various projects that will continue to inspire and challenge me, and where I can continue to combine my experience and enthusiasm for all things media-related.

Anyway, that’s enough about me. I am more interested in your story… let me tell yours.