Penny Modra

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Penny Modra is the director of The Good Copy, a Melbourne-based writing school. The Good Copy runs public classes and consults across sectors – including government, higher education, finance, technology, resources and media – to help teams and organisations polish their professional writing.

Penny is a regular ‘grammar enthusiast’ guest on ABC Radio in Melbourne and Sydney, and a proud convener of the Collingwood Crossword Club. She contributes occasional grammar-related features to The Guardian's Books section, hosts interview events for The Wheeler Centre, and recently delivered the closing keynote address at the Australian Institute of Professional Editors national conference.

As a writer and an editor, Penny has overseen projects for City of Melbourne, Visit Victoria, Tourism Tasmania and Mini International. Before co-founding The Good Copy, she spent seven years as editorial director of The Thousands city guides nationally and as a visual arts reviewer for The Age and The Sunday Age. For fun, she has copyedited everything from Head Full of Snakes magazine to PhDs that are due 'quite soon'.

Penny teaches editing in our Associate Degree.