Why I’m studying… Professional Writing and Editing (PWE)

Writer and librarian Alice Reid is studying professional writing and editing at RMIT. She's the perfect example of how study pathways evolve over a lifetime.

Alice Reid (she/her) is a writer and librarian living on the lands of the Wurundjeri People in Victoria, Australia. She’s the perfect example of how study and career pathways in the arts can be circuitous and unexpected, with different life stages requiring different study options to open up new creative ventures.

Reid grew up in Adelaide and moved to Melbourne in 2007 at the tender age of 21, after completing her Bachelor of Visual Art at the University of South Australia the previous year. She soon abandoned art-making.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk