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. Since 2016, my work has been mostly providing writing and editing services for corporate and commercial clients. Current clients include St Andrew’s College, Antarctic Heritage Trust, CablePrice, Barral Institute of New Zealand, and Essence magazine. I am always available to write commissioned magazine articles.


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 May 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 on pages 5-6 here. 



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


Brochure and business card content and design for Awake Herbal



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

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, feature, business stories and press releases I have written over more than 30 years.

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The amazing story of the Seven Irishmen and the Undaunted Mine in Central Otago read hereCelebrity Olivia Newton John talks about life, love and her walk to raise funds for cancer read here
The artistic life of super-talented Hawarden artist Sharon Earl
read here
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 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