Work samples from my 'Day Job'

I’ve been a full time freelance writer and editor since 2000, working for a variety of print media in New Zealand, including many nationwide publications. Since 2016, my work has been mainly focused on writing and editing services for corporate and commercial clients, although I still regularly undertake commissions for a range of magazines. Following are samples of my work. 

Editor/Writer

Regulus is a thrice-yearly magazine I write and edit for St Andrew’s College, a prestigious private co-educational school. I am also the editor of Collegian, the St Andrew’s College student yearbook.

Read Regulus November 2020 edition here

Commissioned stories

Following are some commissioned stories from clients. 

Registered Master Builders’ Association magazine Building Today story – ‘Protecting your work site from COVID-19’. Read here.

 

Antarctic Heritage Trust – The Explorer newsletter – stories about the Inspiring Explorer Expedition 2020. Read pages 5-6 here. 

CablePrice – Track and Wheel magazine –  The Making of a Monster  
Read pages 22-26 here 

Design

Brochure and business card content and design for Awake Herbal

I also created website content for www.awakeherbal.com

Websites

Following are some websites I have contributed large amounts of copy for:

www.stac.school.nz
www.awakeherbal.com
www.photoworthyimages.com
www.bootcampwithkaz.co.nz

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 a handful of the (literally) thousands of celebrity and feature stories, business stories and columns I have written over more than 30 years.

Celebrity Olivia Newton John talks about life, love and her walk to raise funds for cancer read here

The amazing story of the Seven Irishmen and the Undaunted Mine in Central Otago read here

Suzi Quatro chats about her book Unzipped and just how hot it gets in her leather jumpsuit.
read here

British children’s writer Jacqueline Wilson was a huge hit with Kiwi ‘tweenies’ on a visit to New Zealand read here