About Sarah-joy

I write words to make you smile.

Sarah-Joy brings a smile and a sense of fun to everything she does…hence the name Joyful Communications. With over 7 years’ experience in public relations, marketing, TV production and journalism and event planning, Sarah-Joy adds value to her clients’ projects with her unique insights and point of view.

Finalist in a televised National Spelling Competition at the tender age of 7, a career in communications and copywriting was inevitable for Sarah-Joy. She is also a passionate Central Queenslander and volunteers her time with the TEDxRockhampton organising team and several local networking groups.

Sarah-Joy can be found working at coffee shops around Rockhampton, on anything from million-dollar tenders to blog posts, capability statements, marketing plans, product promotions, media releases and more.

Need someone to work on your PR, marketing or comms strategy?

Fun Facts about Sarah-Joy


  • She spelt the word ‘zephyr’ wrong in a televised spelling competition and still winces whenever she thinks about it.
  • She was an attendee at the 2016 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings, as part of a Global Voices delegation.
  • Once upon a time, she wrote a newspaper column on married life.
  • She’s a contributor on Flying Solo, the Australian microbusiness community.
  • She earned her Masters in Public Relations at 26 and her Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Professional Communication before 21.
  • Although she edits at least ten resumes for family and friends each year, she’s never actually been successful in a job application (but at the same time has never been without work – go figure that one out).


Master of Business
(Public Relations)

Queensland University of Technology
2013 – 2017

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

First Choice Training, Brisbane

Bachelor of Business/
Bachelor of Professional Communication (with Distinction)

2006 – 2011


Global Voices Scholarship Recipient 2016

World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings

Dean’s List 2016

Queensland University of Technology


Public Relations Institute of Australia

Member (MPRIA)

International Association for Public Participation

IAP2 Member

Australian Marketing Institute

Associate Member (AMAMI)

Want to work with me?
Get in touch.

0431 556 640