Doug Wallen is a freelance writer and editor based in Beechworth, Victoria. He writes regularly for The Big Issue, The Australian, Broadsheet, The Guardian and beyond. He served as Music Editor of The Big Issue for five years and has hosted the weekly radio show Waste the Alphabet since 2017, in addition to booking live music in Beechworth. Before moving to Australia, Doug worked as an editor at several community newspapers in Philadelphia and freelanced for major publications around the USA.
I’m lucky enough to write about things I enjoy: music, books, cocktails and food. That might mean reviewing an album or interviewing a chef, depending on the day. My outlets range from magazines and newspapers to websites and streaming platforms, and I moonlight as an editor, subeditor and copywriter. I also write band bios, do some freelance PR, book a lot of gigs, and host a weekly radio show. Again, pretty lucky.