Yes, my parents named me after a Dr Who character. Glad we cleared that up.
I’m Sarah-Jane Collins, and I’m not able to time travel (dammit).
A few years ago Facebook made you write something pithy to go in a box beneath your profile picture – remember that? No? You probably complained when they changed it. Anyway, mine was “Without deadlines and coffee, I’d never get anything done”. It’s the truest thing I’ve ever written about myself.
I’m a journalist. I’ve worked for The Age Newspaper and The Global Mail, and I’ve written across politics, courts, education, environment, science, technology and culture. Once I got to report on Melbourne’s top five dumpling houses. That was a career high.
Right now I’m working for Fairfax Media and doing some freelance stuff too.
I’m from Brisbane (yes, I like pineapples in savoury settings) and I currently live in Sydney, after five years in Melbourne. If you want to know my position on the Sydney v Melbourne question, you’ll have to buy me a drink first (lets just say it’s complicated).
This blog is for my writing, about whatever takes my fancy, and I might try to share some of the best things I’ve read elsewhere too.
You can follow me on twitter here. Please do.