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I’m a writer, author, editor and Content Queen from Christchurch, New Zealand. Read on for details of my latest book Never Forget , and to learn about the writing, editing and marketing services I provide to corporate and commercial clients, and small businesses.


A book for the present to remind us of the past

I’m incredibly grateful to the wonderful people who shared their stories for my latest book  Never Forget  which highlights the effect of World War II on ordinary citizens, who either made the decision to fight, or whose lives were completely turned upside down by the war’s impact. Two of the stories feature men who were born in New Zealand and served for this country. The rest were children of war in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), Poland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, who eventually found a safe haven in New Zealand as evacuees or migrants. This book features some incredible, previously unpublished photographs from their personal collections.


It is my hope the often harrowing wartime stories in this book will remind us of who really suffers in times of war and help to start a conversation about how we can do things differently as a human race – to work together, build community and find compassion and love for each other, rather than continually fighting about the things which divide us.


The catchphrase ‘content is king’ has never been more relevant in a market that is saturated with information. Creative and compelling storytelling is the key to ensure your business stands out from the crowd. That’s where I can help.

These are some of the services I offer:

With a background in journalism and extensive experience as a publisher and editor, I can walk you through the process from concept, creation and design  to the implementation and delivery of your printed or online material.

As a Content Queen, I deliver dynamic copy and ensure you get the best value from it across all your platforms, whether that is your website, blog, e-newsletter, in-house publication, e-book, or social media. I can also help to integrate your content to create an effective marketing campaign. Need a script for a promotional video or advertisement? I can help with that too.

During my long career I have interviewed everyone from celebrities, politicians and sports stars to businesses owners across almost every sector imaginable. I am comfortable talking to anyone and writing about pretty much anything!

My articles have been widely published in national and local newspapers and magazines and I continue to write regular articles for a handful of  nationwide trade magazines. 

View more examples on my Work page 

"Jo's knowledge, professionalism and talent is exceptional and a true credit to her."
Sarah Smith
Director, Waipuna Estate

Current and recent clients include:





More non-fiction


Writing non-fiction books is my passion. I have written three other books in addition to Never Forget. My second book, The Long Way Home tells the inspiring and heartwarming true story of Ronnie Sabin, who in 1950 with his brothers Eddie and Joey was plucked from the slums of Newcastle, United Kingdom and sent to Fairbridge Farm School Molong, in NSW Australia as a child migrant.

This book will be available as an e-Book on Amazon in mid-March 2019. Read more 


Contact Jo Bailey
Content Queen
Tel: +64 3 313 0466
Mob: +64 21 718 035
Email: jo@jobailey.com