Aden Rolfe

Aden Rolfe

Copywriter and Editor

Sydney, Australia
Writing and Editing

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Aden Rolfe's Overview

  • Technical Writer at Toot Sweet
  • Freelance Editor at Harlequin
  • Copywriter and Editor at Self Employed

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Aden Rolfe's Summary

Aden Rolfe is an accomplished copywriter with expertise in bid and report writing, research, media analysis, web writing and marketing.

Working for a variety of organisations in the arts and corporate sectors, he brings with him experience and insight gained over more than a decade as a writer, editor and proofreader.

Aden's past and current clients include:

- Archie Roach
- Building Bridges
- Carriageworks
- Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA)
- Emerging Writers' Festival
- Enterprise Learning Projects
- Footscray Community Arts Centre
- Harlequin
- Local Consumption Publications
- Melbourne Free University
- Melbourne Writers Festival
- Music NSW
- National Institute of Circus Arts
- Screen NSW
- Screen Tasmania
- This is Not Art
- Toot Sweet
- The Voxel Agents

If you need words written, edited or proofread – for print or online – get in touch.

Aden Rolfe's Experience

Technical Writer

Toot Sweet

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Writing and Editing industry

2011Present (3 years)

As a technical writer for Toot Sweet, Aden is part of a dynamic team that specialises in bids, tenders, proposals and technical documentation for sustainability and major infrastructure projects. We make complex information readable, concise and persuasive, and provide writing and editing resources to produce executive summaries, cover letters, CVs and other sales documents. Toot Sweet is based in Melbourne and Hamburg, enabling us to work overnight for clients in both Australia and Europe.

Freelance Editor


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Publishing industry

2010Present (4 years) Sydney, Australia

For Harlequin Australia, Aden has edited Jilted by Rachael Johns and Queen of the Road by Tricia Stringer.

The Australian Romance Readers Association said of Jilted: “You are immediately drawn into the story and keep turning the pages needing to know what’s going to happen next.”

Aden also proofread Paycheque by Fiona McCallum and the 2012 Horoscopes by Dadhichi Toth.

Copywriter and Editor

Self Employed

2009Present (5 years)

Aden has worked on billion-dollar government tenders, edited books and literary journals, and written education manuals. He regularly writes proposals, reports, articles, web content, CVs, artist statements, catalogue essays and festival programs. He offers clients a range of services, from small, one-off jobs to ongoing, long-term projects.

Broadcast Media Monitor

Media Research Group

20092011 (2 years) East Melbourne

Aden worked as a Broadcast Media Monitor for MRG, a division of Australian Associated Press (AAP), monitoring radio and television feeds for a variety of corporate and government clients. Part of a dedicated team of media analysts, the role required quick decision-making and the accurate synthesis of media to keep clients up to speed with evolving developments.


Critical Animals

January 2009December 2010 (2 years)

Aden co-directed Critical Animals in 2009 with Britt Guy and in 2010 with Sarah Caufield. The role covered all aspects of festival administration and event management, including programming and curation, fundraising, budgeting, communications, artist liaison, logistics, production and personnel management.

Critical Animals is a creative research symposium held annually as a part of This Is Not Art festival in Newcastle, Australia. It’s a forum for students, researchers, writers, artists, thinkers and curious individuals who are critically engaged with creative and experimental art practices. It’s an opportunity to present papers and ongoing research, as well as to challenge creative practices and work collaboratively with others in the field.

Radio Production Intern

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Broadcast Media industry

20072007 (less than a year) Ultimo

Aden completed a radio production internship with the Radio Arts department of ABC Radio National in 2007.

The internship culminated in a full-length, library-themed episode of “The Night Air”, co-produced with Ella O’Keefe, Lawrence Champness and John Jacobs. For this, Aden adapted the Walter Benjamin essay “Unpacking My Library”. Aden also produced segments for the Worn and In the Swim instalments of “The Night Air”. “The Night Air” is a sound collage program: radio abstraction for listening pleasure.

Aden Rolfe's Projects

  • The Emerging Writers' Festival Reader

    • May 2009 to September 2009

    The Reader combines highlights of the sell out 2009 Emerging Writers' Festival with general writing information and new creative works across various writing forms. A resource for emerging writers, a “how-to” of advice and information, a collection of stories and experiences from both established and emerging writers, publishers, editors and other literary movers and shakers. The Reader is about the craft, the approaches, the techniques and processes; the discipline(s), the forms, the experiments; the inner life, the social life, the lifestyle, the ups and downs, the tricks and the tribulations, the fun and the failure. Including works by Clem Bastow, Mel Campbell, Kathy Charles, Andrew Hutchison, Tiggy Johnson, Krissy Kneen, Benjamin Law, Meg Mundell, Jennifer Mills, Ryan Paine and many more.

Aden Rolfe's Publications

  • The Reader

    • Emerging Writers' Festival
    • 2010
    Authors: Aden Rolfe

    Aden edited Volume 2 of The Reader for the Emerging Writers’ Festival.

    The Reader brings together ideas and insights into the craft, philosophy and politics of being a writer. It’s about writing and everything that comes with that: editing and publishing, motivation and distraction, the missed opportunities and the poetics of failure. With articles, essays, poems, fiction and artworks, The Reader blurs the lines between the creative and the critical, ultimately asking, what is it to be a writer?

Aden Rolfe's Skills & Expertise

  1. Writing
  2. Editing
  3. Copywriting
  4. Research
  5. Copy Editing
  6. Creative Writing
  7. Proofreading
  8. Web Content
  9. Non-fiction
  10. Feature Articles
  11. Blogging
  12. Editorial
  13. Press Releases
  14. Storytelling
  15. Newsletters
  16. Social Media
  17. Travel Writing
  18. Publishing
  19. Radio
  20. Books
  21. Broadcast
  22. Content Strategy
  23. Content Management
  24. Fiction
  25. Ghostwriting
  26. Online Publishing
  27. Publicity
  28. Content Development
  29. Literature
  30. Poetry

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Aden Rolfe's Education


Certificate IV, Small Business Management


University of Technology, Sydney

BA Comms, Writing, Cultural Studies


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