A small-town girl at heart, I have been lucky enough to live in many places across New Zealand: Ōamaru, Central Otago, Kerikeri, Wellington, Auckland. Now calling Kirikiriroa home, I work with collections at Waikato Museum and also freelance as an editor, researcher and writer.
Having moved from Ōamaru to Wellington to attend Victoria University in 2013, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) degree in English Literature and History in 2016. A trained editor and proofreader, I have since graduated with a Graduate Diploma in Publishing from Whitireia Publishing. The course surprised me: while I assumed that I would love the intricacies involved with learning grammar, editing and plain English writing, I also discovered a love for the practical side of typesetting, the storytelling side of marketing, and the organisational side of project management. To hold our published books at the end of the year was an absolute highlight.
I have always loved learning, so even when I’m not studying I enjoy trying a new language, researching family genealogy or reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction. I continue to pursue postgraduate studies in the museums field through Massey University.
In my spare time, you’ll likely find me reading a good book, writing, or experimenting with arts and crafts.
Please feel free to get in touch – I would love to hear from you!