The Freelance Elf - Freelance Writer * Website content * Blog posts * Feature articles and case studies
With 13 years of experience as a freelance writer and a further six years as a newspaper journalist, I can help your business or organisation create the copy it needs to make an impact.
I specialise in working closely with small and medium-sized business owners to help them develop their brand and connect with customers. I create website content, blog posts, feature articles and case studies and can also review and improve your existing content.
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Long-term contracted roles include:
Working with ChildForum (now Officer of Early Childhood Education), an advocacy and information group working in the early childhood education sector.
Working as the head copywriter at Web Genius, a New Zealand-based web marketing company specialising in websites for small businesses
Working with Physiotherapy New Zealand writing feature articles for their in-house magazine.
Reporter - The Press newspaper, Christchurch
I began at The Press doing general reporting duties. In August 2006 I became the Education Reporter, a role I performed for 18 months until I went on maternity leave. During this time I covered early childhood education, school education and tertiary education, writing breaking news stories, investigative stories and features. I also covered the Court Reporters role for a number of months.
Reporter - Kent Messenger Group Newspapers, UK
As a reporter at the group’s flagship paper The Kent Messenger, I carried out general reporting duties producing content for both the print edition and the website. I was also responsible for running marketing campaigns and competitions. I also spent time in the role of news editor choosing the best stories and assigning them to pages and helping new reporters improve their skills.
Reporter - Kent Regional Newspapers, UK
I performed general reporting duties for a number of the group’s print editions and at one point was solely responsible for one edition including writing articles, commissioning images and working with advertising and layout departments
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology and English
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology and English and American Literature
Graduated with Upper Second Class Honours