The Juice

Q: Who’s Carrot?

My other name is Caroline James. I am a writer who left Australia’s sunshine state, three days after submitting my final uni assignment clutching a one-way ticket to London.

The exodus began an affair with 35 countries in a decade, and a professional adventure focused on newspapers and magazines.

This started with a cadetship at Leader Newspapers in Melbourne, Victoria.

Three years’ reporting for Travel Week Australia followed. I then returned to London as a reporter and sub-editor for various suburban newspapers.

But a “dream job” descended as aviation/business reporter for Travel Weekly.

And so began a roam of the globe reporting airline route launches, strikes and take-overs.

I interviewed some of the world’s chief airline bosses.

Grilling Sir Richard Branson about Virgin Atlantic’s services to Cuba, in the back seat of a limo in the Bahamas still stands out as a career highlight …

But all good parties, er, interviews must come to an end.

Returning to Australia, I was offered the deliciously challenging role of chief sub-editor of Sun Community Newspapers on the Gold Coast. It led to a role with The Gold Coast Bulletin as its Tweed bureau chief.

Still seeking adventure, I returned to Melbourne. I joined the Sunday Herald Sun team as a sub-editor and soon become its property editor. It unleashed a voracious appetite for all things made of bricks and mortar.

Who would have thought?

Contact Caroline if you need a freelance editorial contributor, ghost writer, editor, proofreader or collaborator.


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