I am Keeta Williams, a freelance journalist in South Australia.
I am a freelance journalist and writer living in Goolwa Beach, on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula. I have written for prominent publications, including The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, SBS, Whimn, Kidspot, Essential Baby and Good Food Guides.
My background as an early childhood teacher has allowed me to write for industry publications, including Early Childhood Australia's The Spoke, and Community Early Learning Australia's Rattler Magazine.
I also have industry experience in portrait photography, sports training, small business management and digital marketing.
My career started in radio, as an announcer and producer for Triple J and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. I studied at Australian Film, Television and Radio School, made guest appearances on radio in Holland and New Zealand, and hosted internet radio programs in the USA (many years before podcasts became a thing).
I worked as a freelance music journalist for magazines and digital publications, and as a copywriter for Australian record labels. And after a decade in radio and music, I entered a completely new field - early childhood education.
I retrained as a teacher, became a children's service director, and later a trainer and assessor. I was involved in policy development, internal communications, and technical writing for health and safety documentation. I worked with highly respected and progressive organisations, including KU Children's Services, SDN Children's Services, local governments and Gowrie Australia.
Simultaneously, I maintained my work in freelance writing. My clients were small businesses, corporations, non-profit organisations, and various Fairfax publications including Sydney Morning Herald and Good Food Guides.
Teaching and writing allowed me to live the digital nomad lifestyle, working and travelling across Australia, Asia and Russia. While on the road I returned to university, studying internet communications and fine arts through Curtin University.
Travelling through Adelaide, I met my husband. We started a family and settled in quiet, pristine Goolwa Beach. While on maternity leave I studied professional photography. My intention was to create images for writing projects, but as a new mother with a camera I took more photos of big smiles and tiny feet. I discovered side-project success in family photography.
I am currently available as a freelance journalist and writer. I am open to ad hoc assignments and ongoing collaborations on a part-time basis.
Thanks for your interest in my work. I live in South Australia and am available most days between 8am and 8pm ACST. Please reach out, and we can chat about a potential collaboration.