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Meet Rebecca Thyer, our Brisbane-based writer extraordinaire

Everyone should have a Rebecca in their lives. Radiating positive energy, she is a problem-solver for whom nothing is too much trouble. Super-organised and fantastic writer you just know that when she’s involved everything will be …. well, as she would say, ‘cool bananas’.

Here Bec shares a few things about herself as part of our #2minuteswithcoretext series.

• Describe your job  

I write science-based stories for people in agriculture.

• How long have you worked here?

I’ve worked at Coretext since 2004.

• Best aspect of your job?

I love talking to people and hearing about their work – either in labs or in the field - and piecing it all together into a story.

• Tell us about the photo you’ve provided

One of the last times I visited relatives in Scotland we came across a statue of the famous poet Robert Burns dressed up for Christmas. It seemed a good idea to celebrate the festive season by taking my photo with him. I don’t know a lot of his work apart from Auld Lang Syne

• Where were you born?

I was born in Toowoomba (on the Giabal traditional lands) but spent most of my youth in north Queensland on the lands of the Bindal and Wulgurukaba People 

• What are the best things about where you live now?  

I live in Brisbane now on the traditional lands of the Turrbal and Yuggera people. I love the weather here and it's easy to get to the beach or into the bush.

• What are you reading, watching or listening to?  

I’ve just finished reading ‘The Bookbinder of Jericho’ by Australian author Pip Williams. It’s about the women who fold, stitch, and create the books at the Oxford University Press, a really fascinating read.

•  My last holiday was:

I went to K’gari island (Fraser) at Easter. The island was beautiful and despite all the warnings about dingos we only ever saw two.

•  The country I’d most like to visit is:

I’d love to go back to Italy. I went there as a backpacker many years ago and have always wanted to return and spend some more time there.

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