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Gabe McGrath

Freelance writer

Location icon Australia

Need a copywriter who 'gets' your brand and your customers?
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Or write a professional Wikipedia article about yourself, your business or organisation?

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My features have appeared in outlets such as The Age/Sydney Morning Herald, Jetstar magazine, Essential Kids.com.au, Crikey.com.au, Retro Gamer (UK), and Wired.co.uk.

My essay 'Another 4 minutes of non-stop commercials' was featured alongside pieces by Alice Pung and John Birmingham in the 2013 Emerging Writer Book.

For 16 years, I've written radio commercials for businesses & non-profit organisations that grab attention, trigger emotions & generate results.

You can read the *full* articles in my portfolio, by clicking on the *headline* of each piece.

Portfolio
Devices for school (Intel)
How to make your child's laptop kid-proof

By Gabe McGrath You're about to buy your child a BYOD laptop. Or maybe you've bought one already. Either way, you're wondering how these high-tech devices can survive your child's schooling! The good news is they can - and here are 6 steps to make it happen. 1.

BUPA - The Blue Room
12/26/2015
First time dads: What to expect at the birth

I've done a fair few content marketing articles for Bupa's "The Blue Room", and this is one for those men about to become fathers for the first time.

Miscellaneous

The Age
04/16/2016
Dads flex to success

Reid Johnson is a director of a customer services unit. You might easily picture him in meeting after meeting each Friday, or chained to his desk. But the team he works with most closely that day are not quite the groomed business crowd you'd expect - they're younger for a start.

Jetstar Magazine
07/01/2013
Merewether 2291

My debut in Jetstar magazine - giving a local's tips on the Novocastrian suburb with one of Australia's most spectacular beaches.

Australian Author
08/19/2014
Don't ask forgiveness, seek permission [$]

You're writing a book. You want a photograph for the cover, a poetry quote or line from a pop song to enhance a scene... Is it legal? How do you get permission? These and many other questions are answered in this useful how-to guide.

Retirementliving
11/07/2014
Must-have apps for your smartphone

Apps put the 'smart' in smartphones. They're little programs that cover entertainment, communication, fitness and health and are also great at organising your life! They can be an excellent way to pass the time, catch up with the news, do your banking and much more.

Crikey.com.au
06/13/2007
Storm in the Hunter

June 2007... Newcastle, Australia is devastated by a 1-in-100 year storm and flooding. This intricate 2 part story follows a number of residents, for 48 hours they won't forget.

Retirementliving
10/01/2014
How to cope when you're getting a divorce

Perhaps you were the instigator, after years of thought. Or your partner announced it, out of the blue. Maybe you decided together that things just weren't working. The fact is, you're now separated or divorced and there are a huge number of emotional and practical issues to deal with.

Parenting

Essential Kids
08/19/2014
20 terrific kids books you didn't grow up with

One of the great joys of parenting is the chance to finally read our favourite childhood books to our own kids. But what about more recent children’s books? Here’s a list of 20 sure-fire winners to get you started...

Kidspot
03/26/2015
Purple Day: 16-year-old girl raises epilepsy awareness - Kidspot

Almost 1 in every 200 Australian children have epilepsy. What would it mean if your child or one of their friends was diagnosed? Would they occasionally fall to the ground, in convulsions? (Not necessarily). If they did fall, should you hold them down and put something in their mouth? (Never.)

Essential Kids
03/20/2014
When you hope for a bad diagnosis

A first-hand account of a difficult 18 months - as our son battled a multitude of health issues and went through numerous tests and procedures.

Huggies.com.au [Kimberly-Clark Australia]
01/31/2013
Drawing - it's just a bit of fun, isn't it?

A 1000 word article distilling a huge amount of academic information into something appropriate for parents from a variety of backgrounds. Research included email interviews with experts, accessing academic journals, summarising parenting guides and searching for biographical information for the 'artists as children' section.

My Child
06/01/2011
Are you game?

A 2300 word article including quotes from professionals, opinions from industry representatives and case studies from parents. Also included were a hardware buyers guide, a list of recommended titles grouped by platform and age suitability, plus a list of further online resources for parents.

Wired.co.uk
03/10/2011
GeekDad time travels with a 30-year-old cassette

I was one of the guest 'Geekdad' bloggers on the Wired.co.uk website. My debut post made a splash; picked up by Wired's U.S. site, then The Tom Dunne morning show - leading to a live interview on Dublin's Newstalk 106-108FM.

Videogames

Retro Gamer magazine
09/10/2009
Why you must play: Power Drift

Retro Gamer magazine's "Why you must play" series showcases classic - but overlooked - arcade/coin-operated games with amazing detail. Each piece features detailed reviews - and comparisons - of 6 home conversions. There's a 7 game 'timeline' section (showing how the game was influenced by - and influenced - other titles) and 'things to look for' highlighting particular elements that stood out in the game in question.

JustOneMoreGame
11/20/2009
Fighter Captured - The Galaga Phil story

A huge online feature telling the story of Phil Day, the Australian who won - and lost - and won again the Galaga world record, despite being blind in one eye.

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