The Unfinished Bookshelf

Hi, I’m Michelle

Ready to get nerdy about writing?
Open a blank page and let’s dive in.


I’m a journalist and reading enthusiast who helps creative people like you improve your technical writing skills so you can confidently develop a unique online voice.

When I’m not getting over-excited about Oxford Commas and subordinate clauses, you’ll find me binging true crime podcasts or with my head stuck in a book.

Come say hello, and find out more about me…


Writing and editing
made simple

Don’t know an adverb from a subordinate clauses? Don’t worry, that’s what I’m here for.

Your online presence shouldn’t be about trying to remember the definition of an adjective or a noun. You’ve got passion and I’m here to help you share it.

Let me take the hassle out of understanding grammar and punctuation rules so you can focus on telling your story online.


Love books too?

I’ve got just the thing…

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Fascinated by murder?

Listen to my podcast

A 9-year-old girl is attacked on a busy road as she walks home from school. Her murder stuns a community, but it also reveals a horrifying secret: a serial killer has been stalking our streets. 

Predator is a five-part narrative crime podcast exploring my ‘hometown murder’. This series of murders irrevocably changed the community I grew up in. I am honoured to tell this story of forgotten women, including a mother who has survived unimaginable grief.

Fortnightly interviews
with authors & creators

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