“If you are looking to tell powerful stories then I’d highly recommend hiring Jo to help you.” 

Francesca Eathorne, General Manager, Antarctic Heritage Trust   (Read more testimonials here)

content creation

Need dynamic copy which you can use across all your platforms, such as your website, blog, e-newsletter, in-house publication, press release, an e-book, or your social media campaign?

Here are some examples of work I’ve done for other clients. Click on the link to read the August 2019 issue of Regulus for St Andrew’s College, and on the images to read product promotions for CablePrice and Ideal Electrical, a profile written for a Harcourts real estate agent, and copy for an Antarctic Heritage Trust newsletter.

Read Regulus August 2019 edition here

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design, advertising, marketing 

In the design realm I team up with talented graphic designer Laura Cropper to create a range of promotional material including advertisements, brochures, signage, and corporate profiles . I can also manage advertising campaigns and placement on my clients’ behalf. This example is a double page spread produced for Christchurch International Airport.

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freelance articles

Throughout my long career I have interviewed many fascinating people and written about almost every imaginable business sector for a wide range of local and nationwide publications. Following are just a few of the (literally!) thousands of stories I have written over the last 30 years.

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The amazing story of the Seven Irishmen and the Undaunted Mine in Central Otago read here Celebrity Olivia Newton John talks about life, love and her walk to raise funds for cancer read here
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The artistic life of super-talented Hawarden artist Sharon Earl
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British children’s writer Jacqueline Wilson was a huge hit with Kiwi ‘tweenies’ on a visit to New Zealand read here

 more celebrity profiles:

Suzi Quatro, Celia LashlieRichard TillGeraldine BrophyPeta MathiasBoh RungaFleur SullivanRight Honorable Jenny ShipleyMarilyn WaringSunny JacobsCarol HirschfeldCaroline & Georgina Evers-SwindellSarah UlmerJulia Hartley-MooreKaryn HayPoppy King, Suzanne Paul, Jo SeagarOne LandDaniel Gillies, Julia Deans, Topp Twins

more news, business and rural stories:

Few nerves for Pike River author, Clip ‘n Climb reaches new heights, Charolais breeders choose beef bulls over dairyIBM Smarter Cities Challenge Christchurch, Take a tour of Meadow Mushrooms, Friendly rivalry at Blue Mountain Angus StudTim Shadbolt on SouthlandTop Geologist’s career at Turning Point, International Plaudits for Printing CompanyWomen in MiningQuakes affect Tourist Sector, Once a day milking pays dividendsTony Kokshoorn on West Coast recovery, Mines Inspector not here to wave stick, Peel Forest Estate Test Deer under Commercial ConditionsKiwi miners enjoy Philippines experience, West Coast identity Glenys Perkins

more feature stories:

Celebrities’ Favourite photosWho wanted to be a Millionaire?Champagne SuperclassFrom Corporate World to Third WorldTravel feature for NZ HeraldPike River FamiliesRetro HolidaysAre we Being Served?Ronald McDonald HouseBroadgreen Historic Home,  Colourful Past of Landmark Rangiora Building,

copywriting and PR

I have written numerous articles, press releases and product testimonials for a range of corporate clients, many with a national profile. Following are some previous examples:

CablePriceNational Trade AcademyNumat, Te Pari ProductsMedifab


Read about my four non-fiction books here.

Feature project – Never Forget read more

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From Rag Trade to Mag Trade read more The Long Way Home read more When the Doors Go Up read more


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