Liz Harfull

Freelance writer and editor

Liz has more than 30 years’ experience as a journalist, freelance writer and editor, covering a range of issues from popular history and heritage conservation, technical aspects of farm management practices and environmental management, to food and food history, and feature stories about rural life.

She began her career as a cadet journalist on a local newspaper, and later worked for The Advertiser and Rural Press, winning a prestigious Dalgety Award for Excellence in Rural Journalism. She has had freelance stories and photography published in range of newspapers and magazines in Australia and overseas, including Outback magazine, Australian Dairyfarmer, Australian Dairy News, and The Furrow.

Liz’s skills as an editor have been engaged to create newsletters and promotional material, plan and copy edit major corporate and government reports, and fine-tune content for brochures, websites and technical manuals. She currently assists with editing and writing material for National Trust magazines in NSW and South Australia.

Liz is a former president of the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists, the national umbrella group which brings together five rural press clubs and their overseas counterparts. For more than 10 years, she served on the executive committee of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) which represents media and communicators from more than 30 countries focussing on paddock to plate issues.

She was the founding coordinator of a new international award for rural broadcast journalism, and responsible for overseeing a range of journalism awards offered on an annual basis to rural media in Australia. Liz has also served as a judge for the annual Country Press Awards in South Australia.