Meet the team

Natalie Dawson

Founder of Elite Words

Natalie knew she loved writing at an early age, leading her to pursue a Bachelor of Communication majoring in Journalism at Western Sydney University. She was a formidable student and alumnus, and was welcomed back to the university as a project coordinator, communications officer, and web manager. She was wildly respected by her colleagues in this role, having driven successful campaigns and boosted conversion rates. However, her passion for writing needed something bigger. This is where Elite Words comes in. 

Natalie founded Elite Words in 2017, and so much has happened since the business’ tentative beginnings. Elite Words started as a one-person show, with Natalie providing copywriting services for her clients while also managing every other aspect of her business. Since then, Elite Words has grown to take on huge clients, including billion-dollar companies and government departments. With Elite Words, Natalie is able to fulfil her passion for helping others succeed through the power of elite stories, content strategies, and words. 

Throughout Natalie’s career, her focus has always been to foster genuine human connections and engagements through storytelling and strong communication strategies. This is why Elite Words is driven by the mission to empower business, organisations, and individuals to connect through elite words. Her results-driven mindset has led to fruitful endeavours as she found herself at the forefront of viral campaigns, impactful content marketing strategies, and successful storytelling pieces, whether they be feature articles, podcasts and interviews, or social media content. 

When Natalie isn’t writing, you’ll find her tending to her garden, cooking up a tasty dish, cheering on the football (soccer) or watching Netflix. While Natalie is often working at her computer, she’s also the adventurous type and loves to travel and get outdoors.

Odessa Blain

content writer

Odessa spent her earliest years in Sydney’s Bondi Beach, but she grew up in Sydney’s Inner West. Odessa has a BA (majoring in English Literature and Philosophy) from The Australian National University. In 2020, she completed her Honours in English, with her thesis focusing on Southern Gothic literature. Odessa has always loved reading and writing. She had her first short story published when she was in high school and has continued to write for online publications. She also has experience in journalism. 

Outside of work, Odessa loves playing the guitar, organising shelves and reading. She speaks fluent French, basic Spanish and still possesses a surprisingly good recall of her high school Latin. Odessa’s passion for writing drew her to Elite Words. Now, Odessa applies her creativity and curiosity to every piece of copy that comes across her desk. She loves the fresh challenge that each piece of content writing brings. Her goal is to get to the heart of the matter, putting in words what your company is all about. 

 

Ella Boyd

content writer

Ella was born in London but grew up in the unique and vibrant culture of Sydney’s Inner West. Having completed her degree in English Literature and Writing Studies at the University of Sydney, Ella has a passion for writing and its power to change the world. Ella is about to commence her Masters in Publishing at the University of Sydney this year and is keen to eventually complete a PhD in English Literature. With a keen interest in volunteering, Ella has been involved in helping high school students to read, aiding in the running of large-scale sporting events, and assisting in crowdfunding campaigns for environmental education organisations.

Outside of work and studying, Ella regularly travels and competes in endurance events such as triathlons and is currently training for a 50km ultramarathon. Ella was interested in Elite Words for their integrity, diverse client base and the opportunity to expand her writing skills. Ella is passionate about content writing because of its variety, with no day being the same. She also loves copywriting for its focus on research skills that allow her to gain an understanding of nuanced topics that she would not previously have learnt about.

Anna Ly

content writer

Anna grew up in South Sydney, enjoying the proximity of surrounding beaches and national parks. Anna is a graduate from the University of New South Wales, where she completed a BA of Media (PR and Advertising) with Distinction, as well as a BA of Media Honours with a spot on the Dean’s List in 2020. With a love for all things creative, Anna has always been passionate about writing and undertook numerous creative writing and English courses at university. This, combined with a major in public relations and advertising, fostered Anna’s strong interest in copywriting within the business and marketing landscape. Eager to learn more about the field during her studies, Anna gained professional experience in marketing, content creation and copywriting for a variety of business sectors.

In her free time, Anna enjoys visual arts, photography and listening to music. Anna loves working for Elite Words because of its inclusive and supportive culture with the added opportunity to learn from a talented and skilled team. Content writing is the perfect fit for Anna because she is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and grow their impact through the power of words and storytelling.

Abigail Stratton

content writer

Abigail grew up in Uki, a village in northern NSW. She moved to Sydney to pursue university, wherein she is in her final year of completing a Bachelor of Communications (Creative Writing) at the University of Technology, Sydney.

She has loved storytelling since she was a child, enjoying creating alternate realities for her toys with friends and siblings. Abigail cast herself on an everlasting trajectory of storytelling when she learnt to write. Over the past few years, she has applied her literacy skills to marketing and business development sectors.

Coinciding with her passion for storytelling, Abigail enjoys expressing herself through visual art. She loves drawing and is a firm believer in art as a therapeutic vehicle. Art therapy is a keen area of interest in her personal written work. She is also very passionate about health and fitness; Integrating holistic health practices into her life is very important to her.

Abigail was drawn to Elite Words for their client integrity, diversity, and the opportunity to further her writing, research and editing skills. She loves content writing because it pushes her to explore outside her comfort zone.

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FUN FACTS

Natalie Dawson

Your favourite book(s)?

As a proud mother of three children, this would have to be anything written by Anh Do. Just a great laugh every time!

What was the first concert you attended?

Michael Bublé – it was an amazing concert too.

What animal would you most like to see in the wild?

 A Lion

Who are you three dream dinner party guests?

Manu Fiedel (I would love Manu to sample some of my Croatian dishes), Julia Bishop (inspirational leader) and Robert Lewandowski (to discuss all things football).

What part of the world/country are you fascinated by?

Switzerland. I have been fascinated by this beautiful country ever since completing an assignment on Switzerland in year 6.

FUN FACTS

Odessa Blain

Your favourite book(s)?

William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and everything by Virginia Woolf 

What was the first concert you attended?

The Kooks 

What animal would you most like to see in the wild?

A platypus 

Who are you three dream dinner party guests?

Joan Didion, Bobby Kennedy and David Bowie. 

What part of the world/country are you fascinated by?

Mexico City and Naples.

FUN FACTS

Ella Boyd

Your favourite book(s)?

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and Essays in Love by Alain De Botton

What was the first concert you attended?

Winston Surfshirt

What animal would you most like to see in the wild?

The Sun Bear

Who are you three dream dinner party guests?

Toto Wolff, Grace Beverley, and David Attenborough

What part of the world/country are you fascinated by?

I am fascinated by Scandinavia and am currently learning Swedish!

FUN FACTS

Anna Ly

Your favourite book(s)?

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

What was the first concert you attended?

Imagine Dragons

What animal would you most like to see in the wild?

Quokka

Who are your three dream dinner party guests?

Rosa Parks, Princess Diana, and Jacinda Arden

What part of the world/country are you fascinated by?

Any historical site!

FUN FACTS

Abigail Stratton

Your favourite book(s)?

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding, Clarice Bean by Lauren Child, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and all William Blake’s poetry

What was the first concert you attended?

Kate Miller-Heidke

What animal would you most like to see in the wild?

Unicorns

Who are your three dream dinner party guests?

Frida Kahlo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Charles Eisenstein

What part of the world/country are you fascinated by?

Ancient Egypt