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Who Zest isWho Zest is

Heather MillarHeather Millar
Director, Writer, Editor 

About Heather

Heather worked in customer publishing in both the UK and Australia for 10 years, and has worked as a freelance writer and editor for another 10. She has also worked in government and non-profit organisations.


  • Hardie Grant Magazines, Melbourne – managing editor
  • John Brown Publishing, London – managing editor
  • Community Services Victoria – editor
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, Adelaide – editor and communications officer
  • Australian Society of CPAs, Melbourne – promotions and communications officer


Some of the clients Heather has worked with either in customer publishing or in her freelance career include:

  • Australian Medical Association (SA Branch)
  • Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia
  • Royal Automobile Association (RAA)
  • Mining and Quarrying OHS Committee
  • Portway Housing Association
  • Arts SA
  • City of Adelaide
  • National Pharmacies
  • Vic Tourism
  • Coles
  • WorkCoverSA
  • Virgin Atlantic (UK)
  • InterCity Trains (UK)
  • Spice Girls and 19 Management (UK)

Freelance journalism

Heather has written for a range of magazines and newspapers including: Country Style, Fleurieu Living, Interiors, Period Home Renovator, Nature and Health, Just Health + Beauty, Healthy (UK), Sydney Morning Herald, Clubmag and more.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and English), University of Tasmania
  • Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling, Ikon Institute


Heather is a member of the South Australian Society of Editors.


Heather has been a member of the Board at the Cancer Care Centre Inc. and Australians Against Racism, for whom she co-edited Dark Dreams: Australian Refugee Stories and There’s No Place Like Home (with Eva Sallis and Sonia Dechian) published by Wakefield Press.