A small-town girl at heart, I have been lucky enough to live in many places across New Zealand: Ōamaru, Central Otago, Kerikeri, Wellington – even the metropolis of Auckland. Now calling Te Whanganui-a-Tara home, I am a freelance editor and writer.
Moving from Ōamaru to Wellington to attend Victoria University, in 2016 I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) degree in English Literature and History. 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 non-fiction. I am currently studying for a certificate in te reo Māori at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
In my spare time, you’ll likely find me reading a good book, writing, or experimenting with arts and crafts. Over the years I have learned to play the flute, the piano and the cello – and still enjoy playing the cello when I get the chance.
Please feel free to get in touch – I would love to hear from you!