Based in the Byron Shire hinterland village of Federal with her family, Veda Dante is a communication specialist with more than 25 years experience as a freelance photojournalist, copywriter, feature writer, and content provider.
Former publishing positions include: editor of Lifestyle Pools + outdoor design magazine (the Federal Publishing Company then News Custom Media), contributing editor for Pure Health (News Limited), feature writer for Travelling in Australia Magazine (Morrison Media), and editor of Health & Fitness (International Masters Publishers).
Born in Melbourne, educated in Perth and toiled in Sydney, Veda moved to the North Coast in 2007 where she continues to freelance to private clients across the country. She has also become a regular contributor to local media including Byron Shire News, the Northern Star and, now, Common Ground.
Veda is a prolific writer whose work spans tourism, art, music, sustainability, culture, community and wellbeing. When she’s not on deadline, you will usually find her kayaking with the kids on the Brunswick River, running to the Cape Byron Lighthouse with friends, attempting to stay upright on her long board, or soaking up the serenity on the family property.