Testimonials & Awards


Health Journalist of the Year 2012 National Press Club of Australia

Best news feature, article or presentation, for reporting on health, health science or innovation directed to medical professionals 2012 National Press Club of Australia

Government Communications Australia Award 2011 (internal campaign to remove red tape)

Highly Commended: Best editorial/feature rewrite 2004 Publishers Australia


“Heather, I wanted to let you know it was a pleasure working with you. I’m rapt in the result achieved. Thank you for taking the time to listen and understand what we are working to achieve, then applying your amazing skills to bring it all together for us. Great work, thank you!”
Neil Baillie
Managing Director
Offshore Procurement Specialists, October 2014

“Heather worked with ChildFund Australia to refine and condense our program policies.  Her ability to write using professional language that is easy to follow has really helped revamp the policies.  Staff in our country offices have said they will be using the policies a lot more now as they can understand them better. Now that they are more action orientated they will also be easier to put into practice. Heather is a delight to work with. She is fun, friendly, reliable and professional.”
Jackie Robertson
Policy and Program Development Coordinator, ChildFund Australia, January 2013

“Heather has been working with General Practice NSW for nearly a year. She has assisted us to develop a more consistent and comprehensive approach to our communications, streamlining our newsletters and training staff to write and communicate succinctly. Heather is fabulous to work with and approaches her work sensibly and ethically, ensuring at all times that she understands what is being communicated and why. Heather is a great trainer and actively mentors staff with good humour along the way.”
Caroline Curtin
General Manager, General Practice NSW, March 2012

“Heather prepared speeches and other material for me during my period as Chair of Vision Australia, 2000 to 2005. Vision Australia, which was formed during this time from four separate state-based organisations, is Australia’s national blindness agency with an annual turnover at that time of around 100 million. Heather’s writing is engaging, and she has the ability to provide detailed and accurate information in a way which is informative and keeps the attention of the reader. She easily adapted to the process of writing for my voice. I would be pleased to recommend Heather to any organisation.”
Graeme Innes AM
Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission, April 2012

“I have known and worked with Heather Wiseman for more than 20 years in various roles. Most recently, I commissioned Heather to write feature articles for  Australian Rural Doctor and the Medical Journal of Australia. Heather can always be relied on to write accurate and engaging stories — and to get the most from every story. She does her best every time — near enough is never good enough for Heather. I have no hesitation in recommending Heather as a professional, committed and skilled writer and editor, who will deliver high-quality work, on time and with a minimum of fuss.”
Marge Overs
Former Editor, Australian Rural Doctor, December 2012

“Heather is enthusiastic, dedicated and, importantly for a journalist on any magazine, is always full of new and good ideas. Of the 12 full and part-time staff who work for the magazine, she has proven the most valuable.”
Wayne Buttner
Editor, Home Beautiful, January 1996