Ellen holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, specifically Creative Writing, and a Graduate Diploma in Book Editing and Publishing. She has worked at Penguin Books, edited a nationally distributed magazine published by Universal Magazines, worked as a freelance editor with small independent presses, and has spent time being a bookseller.
Ellen has been involved in the innovation community, and received recognition for her businesses through Anthill's 30under30 awards. Furthermore, she has founded local writing groups and managed novel-writing events to support the writing community.
Ellen currently sits on the boards of the ACT Writers Centre and Diabetes ACT.
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