There’s no WME Without ‘Me’: Introducing Content Writer Ellen
If you look amongst the crowd of our content writers, this one is defined by her pixie size and peter pan style collars. Her comedic flair and quick-witted ability do not go unnoticed, as you will see in this week’s cultural segment. Find out how wordsmith Ellen puts the Me in WME below!
Name: Ellen Hookey
Role: Content Writer (and Meme Queen)
A little about myself…
I grew up in Bacchus Marsh, or “the Big Apple” as we like to call it (it has a lot of orchards). I studied Literature as well as Ecology and Conservation Biology at university, and I have been accused of being a “nerd”. I am a Melbourne historical and sightseeing tour guide on the side, and I love a dress with pockets.
When was the first time you heard about the internet?
I remember hearing that classic nostalgic dial-up tone; however the first time I properly remember engaging with the internet was in Year 7 watching Salad Fingers and being a bit unsure about this whole “internet” thing…but then I saw the Magical Trevor and Badger Badger Badger video and it redeemed itself in my eyes.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I love getting the chance to write about causes that I’m interested in when the opportunity comes along, and hearing about businesses doing innovative and cool things. I also particularly enjoy writing about the weird and wacky ones, and adding a healthy dose of puns into my copy.
Hobbies: I looove op shopping (it’s like a treasure hunt for grown-ups!), Melbourne history, embroidery, reading, writing, nature, travelling, riding my bike and finding creative ways to live sustainably. I also like having too many hobbies.
Interesting fact: I’ve lived in the Netherlands and Ireland, and I’ve visited the Chernobyl exclusion zone (but I didn’t get any radioactive superpowers, sadly).