You’re a Senior Writer at DRAFT! What does that mean and what do you do?
As Senior Writer, I read and edit all written submissions. From there I’ll provide feedback to Summer and the writers about their pieces, and we’ll decide if we want to include the piece in the magazine!
Where were you before this?
I was in my first year of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations at RMIT
What did you go to school for?
I am studying Public Relations with the intention of progressing into speech writing or editing, and PR gives me a great understanding of the pressures, motivations and goals that influence people and organisations.
How did you get started at DRAFT?
I met Darcey at uni and once I learned that she was starting DRAFT with Summer I was keen to write for them! I wrote a piece and did some editing for DRAFT One, but now have a more formal, permanent role.
Favourite part of your job?
Being able to write and read about today’s most pressing issues through the eyes of some really talented writers.
Least favourite part of your job?
Having to decide which pieces to include!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I would love to be a political speech writer, but I’d also love to work in the book industry in an editorial capacity.
What’s one piece of advice you can offer to someone who wants a job like yours?
Put your writing out there as early as you can, always seek advice and critique from others and read as widely as you can.
Tell me something weird about you.
My favourite smell is the inside of an old book…
Dante Boffa is currently studying a Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). He begun writing at an early age, and has an interest in current affairs and classic literature, his influences are varied and ever expanding. For more, follow Dante on Instagram @d.oonts