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Welcome to 2.0

The website of Tom Valcanis, freelance journalist and media consultant. Since 2009 Tom has built a business upon delivering expertly researched, creative and eye-catching copy for a variety of publications and companies.


Tom has written for both print and online as a freelance journalist.

Currently, Tom is a regular contributor to Hysteria Magazine, HEAVY Magazine, Beat Magazine, TheVine, The Big Issue and Metal As Fuck. Some less regular than others.

Work by Tom has been published by Onya Magazine,, Upstart Magazine, The AU Review, Australian Hysteria Magazine, Mess+Noise, Frantik Magazine, The Void, The Metal Forge, The Pun, Invisible Oranges, Junkee and Buzz Magazine. as Tom has worked in newsrooms for the Melbourne City Newspaper and NewsBites, a finance newswire.

Tom has improved businesses as a copywriter and media consultant. He is currently the Marketing and Communications Officer for the .au Domain Administration. He has created and managed major web and app projects such as HistoryWow. He's consulted for Rivers Clothing Australia, LogL, Gamut Global, Diamond Dog Food & Bakery, Bayside Hapkido, The Yard Restaurant and Bar, Dr. Herb Goldberg, Ph.D., BerserkerfoX,, and Savvy Financial, considerably boosting their profiles.

During 2010-11 Tom was the web copywriter-in-residence at the web design firm, HotFox.

Tom's former editor and mentor, Leticia Supple, honored him with writing the introduction to her book, Music Journalism 101. It's the ultimate resource for writers interested in music journalism or for established rock writers to hone their skills. You can purchase a copy on Amazon.

If you like what you see, contact me.


The site's header image was created by MAK ATTACK art, the design and illustration firm of U.S. based artist Michael Kephart. If you'd like some truly eye-popping graphics for print or online, contact him here.