Elissa joined my team on a short-term basis to help with a very challenging project. She handled a great deal of complexity with ease, and was an absolute delight to work with during a stressful time. She was full of ideas, always on the ball, never missed a deadline, and fit in to the wider team exceptionally well. I speak for the whole leadership team when I say she was nothing short of brilliant.
Amy Claire Thompson / Graduate Student Association, Melbourne University
I worked with Elissa on a large copywriting project, which required translation of high-level clinical information. She was incredibly efficient, kept us in the loop at every stage and went the extra mile in gaining a deeper understanding of our complex topics.
Carmen Broadhurst / Healthy Male
Elissa was a fantastic writing and communications resource for CERA, working on projects including eye health guides, news articles, edms and a website redevelopment. When I briefed a task to Elissa, I always had complete confidence that she would produce clean, well-researched and engaging copy that perfectly met the brief and was delivered on time. In particular, she is great at working with subject matter experts and translating complex scientific and medical information into simple, accessible language. Plus, she’s a delight to work with – so all up, a complete gem!
Rebecca Howden / Centre for Eye Research Australia
Elissa has sub-contracted to Influence Global on copyediting projects. She has exceptional attention to detail and brings a strong theoretical understanding of copyediting standards, whilst always adapting these to what is practical for the audience and appropriate for the client.
Red Dearnley / Influence Global
I worked with Elissa as the web designer/developer for ‘The Lookout’ redesign. Her understanding of the not-for-profit sector, as well as her well-rounded understanding of web design and development concepts, made working on this project a great experience for me. As a project manager, she is very effective. She’s clear and direct in her communication yet always respectful and diplomatic. All ideas and suggestions were approached with an open mind and a flexible hand. It was really inspiring to work with someone for whom the objective of delivering the best results for the project was the true driving force behind the decisions being made.
Elissa stepped in with a swag of experience, from strategic communication planning to social media management to event coordination, not to mention excellent writing and editing skills. From day one, she took on tasks and projects with ease and great proficiency, and always produced high-quality work. She is warm, friendly and collaborative, and has a keen sense of the level, form and tone of consultation – with both internal and external stakeholders – required of a project. She demonstrated this to a very high degree in developing communication strategies for two of our flagship programs, and playing a key role in finalising and launching a major new partnership.
Linley Kensitt / Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Thanks so much Elissa for the great work you’ve done reviewing my website and providing recommendations! I also feel I got even more value from your review than expected – specifically around user experience and SEO, but also how to sell myself more in the About page. I’m really glad I hired you!
Elissa is a skilled communications professional with a flair for digial communications and social media. She takes initiative and works proactively to ensure the right messages are being received by the intended target audience using multiple channels. Elissa is respected and trusted by colleagues and has a keen eye for detail. I enjoyed working with Elissa and would recommmend her for communications and marketing projects, particularly in the not-for-profit and social change sectors.
Lisa Trent / Northern Melbourne Medicare Local
Elissa provided me with high quality media and comms support and advice, managed one of our major projects with exceptional outcomes and had a wide ranging skill set from writing to editing, project management, stakeholder engagement, web development, social media management and more. Elissa is an incredibly fast learner, and was able to slip into a family violence specialist organisation with ease and pick up highly nuanced content quickly.
Emily Maguire / Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (now Safe and Equal)
Elissa is a highly valuable communications consultant who brings enthusiasm, reliability, excellence, professionalism and strategic thoughtfulness to her work in print, online and digital platforms. As well as being a technically strong communications specialist, Elissa has rare interpersonal skills; she is unfailingly easy to work with, even when under pressure or working within difficult circumstances. You want her on your project because she will succeed and the way she operates enables others to succeed too.
Shari Davies / Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (now Safe and Equal)
Elissa was organised, friendly and personable, making it easy and comfortable to brainstorm and share information. Her list of pre-workshop questions were good preparation for the session and consideration for our social media planning overall. She helped capture lots of random thoughts and ideas and helped us consider issues that we hadn’t had the time or headspace to nut out. Overall, it was a valuable, thorough and enjoyable social media planning session. I came away enthusiastic about our social plans and full of ideas for the year.
Jessica Deery / Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre