Louise Schwartzkoff

Writer and editor

I'm a creative and reliable editor and writer with more than a decade's experience in print, web and radio journalism.
I spent five years as editor of The Sydney Morning Herald's flagship arts and lifestyle section, Spectrum, leading a growth in audience that defied the trend of the host newspaper.
My work has appeared in publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Guardian, The Observer, Time Out London, Time Out New York and The CEO Magazine.
I also create content for brands, including the University of Sydney, the Australian Museum, United Airlines and Austrade.


The Sydney Morning Herald

Wildlife and wild weather

Paddling with otters and cruising beneath volcanoes on a dramatic expedition in Russia's Far East.

Good Weekend
Nicolas Hénin: the man who laughed at IS

Held hostage by Islamic State for 10 months, French journalist Nicolas Henin says the terrorist group is not the force it would like the West to believe.

The Sydney Morning Herald
The Red Queen and me

After 43 years, Isobelle Carmody brings The Obernewtyn Chronicles to a close.

The Sydney Morning Herald
How words saved Erwin James

Writer and convicted murderer Erwin James has a message of redemption for those who – like him – have made terrible mistakes.

Time Out

Time Out Sydney
Making Muriel a musical

Twenty years after the film's release, the girl from Porpoise Spit is coming to the stage.

The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney

A magazine for university donors

The University of Sydney
New nursing scholarship in memory of a lost love

Neil Pennock will never forget the care his partner Trace Richey received from the nurses at St Vincent's Hospital. He is establishing a new scholarship in Trace's name.


N Magazine
Covered girls

Modest fashion is having a moment as designers cater to women of different faiths and cultures.

The CEO Magazine
Tour de France: More Dealing Than Wheeling

The Tour de France is a spectacle of human strength, strategy and skill. But it’s also about money. From its earliest days, business needs have shaped the famous race.

Australia Unlimited
From fish and chips to Michelin stars

Brett Graham began his career serving seafood by the water on the New South Wales north coast. Now he has joined the elite band of Michelin-star chefs.