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Rimas Veselis

Rimas Veselis

News Writer

Rimas Veselis is a freelance writer at eChoice covering Property and Money. He has a Bachelors Degree in Communication and his work has been published across a wide range of publications. When he isn't writing, Rimas is an accomplished musician who has performed around the world.

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Emma Norris

Emma Norris

Property & Lifestyle Writer

Emma Norris is a writer, editor and author from Sydney, Australia. Starting her career in the magazine publishing industry, she's written for publications like Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, QANTAS and Girlfriend. She covers topics like real estate, property guides, saving and investing for eChoice. When she’s not writing, you’ll find Emma travelling, drinking almond milk lattes at a local cafe, or watching docos on Netflix.

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Vidya Kathirgamalingam

Vidya Kathirgamalingam

Digital news and lifestyle writer

Vidya Kathirgamalingam is a digital content producer and is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) and Bachelor of Laws at UTS. In the past she has interned at publications such as NewsCorp and worked at companies such as AMP, and enjoys using her prior experience to produce news stories for eChoice. When she’s not writing articles for eChoice, she loves travelling, journaling and volunteering. Note: This author no longer writes for Finconnect - eChoice or any affiliate companies.

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Nell Matzen

Nell Matzen

News & Lifestyle Writer

Nell Matzen covers Lifestyle, Property and Money for eChoice. She has a Bachelors Degree in Communication, Journalism and Creative Writing and has been published on a number of websites through her work as a freelance content creator. An avid cook, in her spare time you’ll find Nell pouring over recipes or magic making in the kitchen.

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Melanie Hearse

Melanie Hearse

Finance & News Writer

Melanie Hearse is a West Australian based freelance writer, specialising in real estate, personal finance, health, lifestyle and small business writing. Her work has appeared on four continents, and she regularly contributes to news and lifestyle outlets, magazines and speciality websites. When she’s not tapping on her keyboard, she can be found watching questionable television, reading a book or talking the ear off a stranger, usually with one of her dogs nearby.

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Katy Holliday

Katy Holliday

Finance & News Writer

Katy Holliday is a freelance finance writer at eChoice with more than 10 years of experience covering property, travel and lifestyle topics. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Griffith University, and a passion for nature and the environment. When she’s not at her desk, you’ll find Katy planning her next adventure or pottering in the garden.

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Kathryn Lee

Kathryn Lee

Digital News Writer

Kathryn Lee is a Sydney-based freelance writer and covers everything from finance news to eChoice home loan guides, as well as lifestyle pieces. When not reading up on the latest RBA news you’ll find her out on a hike or in the kitchen trying out a new recipe - with the perfect wine pairing in hand, of course. She has a Bachelor of Communication with a major in Journalism from Western Sydney University.

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Jessica Testa

Jessica Testa

Lifestyle Writer

Jessica Testa is a writer and journalist specialising in lifestyle for eChoice. Jessica has a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from Western Sydney University and six years of experience working in the media and marketing industries. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys listening to her go-to artists’ new music, watching her favourite NRL team play and kicking back with a good book.

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Joanne Ly

Joanne Ly

Lifestyle and property writer

Joanne Ly is a freelance content writer for eChoice, covering mostly lifestyle and property articles. She studied Commerce and Marketing at UNSW and since then has moved towards content creation and social media. Joanne loves taking photos in her spare time, especially when she travels (you’ll never see her without a camera!). Note: This author no longer writes for Finconnect - eChoice or any affiliate companies.

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Ece Demir

Ece Demir

Digital News Writer

Ece Demir is a digital content writer for mortgage news and the property sector. She is currently undergoing her last semester for her Bachelor of Communications, with a major in Journalism at Western Sydney University. Ece has previously only written for her university programs with eChoice being her first on-going role.

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Erin Delahunty

Erin Delahunty

Finance Writer

Erin Delahunty is a freelance writer with more than 20 years’ experience. She is responsible for writing finance and complex home loan guides for eChoice. She completed a print journalism cadetship in regional Victoria and has worked in news and corporate communications for several major media groups in Australia and Europe. She now writes about rural issues, as well as property and elite netball – her non-work passion – for a variety of outlets.

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Debbie Shankar

Debbie Shankar

Digital Communications Coordinator

Debbie is eChoice’s Digital Communications Coordinator, and previously worked as a Digital Producer for Sky News Australia, Seven Network, and multiple Australian magazines. She has a degree in Communication from the University of Western Sydney. When not writing, you can find Debbie on an exciting food adventure, hashing out new recipes in the kitchen or creating water colour paintings!

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Danielle Austin

Danielle Austin

Digital news writer

Danielle Austin is one of eChoice’s property news and lifestyle writers. She has previously worked as a finance news writer with a focus on environmental, social and corporate governance as it relates to the world of finance. She has a Masters in Journalism from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Communications and a Bachelor of Arts from Edith Cowan University. Note: This author no longer writes for Finconnect - eChoice or any affiliate companies.

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