Sara Phillips is an award-winning science writer and editor based in Melbourne, Australia.Currently, she is executive editor for the Asia-Pacific region of Nature Research Group’s custom publishing arm.
She edited the 2020, 10th-anniversary edition of the Best Australian Science Writing.
Previously, she was the national environment reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where she filed news and feature stories for online, radio and television, and editor of ABC Environment online, a now-archived portal for the ABC’s environment content.
Starting out on an environmental trade publication WME, she later became deputy editor of Cosmos magazine, where she was part of the team that won magazine of year not once, but twice. Cosmos Online won internet site of the year under her editorship. And the editor won editor of the year for 2005 and 2006, while she was supporting him.
She was also the founding editor of G magazine, a sustainable lifestyle magazine. Her team won consumer magazine of the year (for print run over 30,000) at the Bell Awards for magazine publishing, and she took out editor of the year.
As a journalist, she has written for publications including ABC online, Cosmos magazine and G magazine, The Canberra Times, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Ride On, Australian Cyclist, Green magazine, Treadlie magazine, The Helix, Australasian Science and more. In 2006 she won the Reuters-IUCN award for excellence in environmental reporting (for a Cosmos story, “Unquenchable”).
She has also proof-read and subedited for a range of government and media clients.