About Diane Lee
I have a Master of Arts in Communication Management from the University of South Australia, where I graduated top of my cohort. I have spent a large portion of my working life in education, either directly or indirectly and I’ve also worked on projects for government, travel, tech, content agencies and social enterprises/NGOs.
I enjoy writing creative nonfiction, personal essays and memoir, which you will find in copious amounts on my site. These are “think” pieces where I’m trying to unravel and work out a problem creatively. I’m one of those people who does their best thinking by writing.
I can help your business
In Hanoi, I found my bliss as freelance content writer, copywriter and editor. I have always written professionally, but reinventing myself with a mobile, flexible career was both the question and the answer.
In the (almost) four years I have been in Hanoi, I have worked on a range of projects from travel and corporate websites, blog articles for SEO purposes, magazine stories, academic editing, a communications strategy for a eco-products/thrift shop, ghost wrote a memoir, managed crisis communications for an environmental project and social media for a refillable bottle project — and everything in between.
If you are interested in hiring me to work on your content writing, editing or marketing communications project, contact me and I’d be happy to have a chat.
Self published author
My non-fiction books, the Love & Other Brave Acts series, are primarily based on my personal experiences of love, dating, work and family, and the insights I’ve gained from these experiences.
I also write fiction, and have published a number of short stories, with more to come.
I have a few exciting projects on the go: two memoirs and a full length novel — based on a screenplay I wrote 20 years ago — which is challenging and exciting.
The Diane Lee Project
This website began life as The Diane Lee Project, a blog that I started in 2006 and is the source material for the Love & Other Brave Acts series.
The Diane Lee Project can best be described as a collection of personal growth essays and posts that document my insights, views and experiences about life.
I post to The Diane Lee Project regularly, so make sure you join my email list so you never miss a post.
Having discovered the three loves of my life — running, travel and photography — I try to devote as much time as I can to each of these endeavours. I’ve run three half marathons since 2014, but have now retired from running long distance events.
At home, I am the mother of a quite sensible, well-behaved daughter, and the employee of a much loved cat. I’m single — and have been more or less so — ever since my heart was broken by the Italian more than 15 years ago. Not that I’m defined by that!
I also love travelling — and writing about travelling — and taking lots of photos while I travel.