I grew up in the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, in a rural town. I left New Zealand
at 18 and lived, worked and traveled in the UK, USA, Finland and Saudi Arabia before
returning to Te-Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington where I currently live with my partner and two
After completing a BA(Hons) in literature, I worked in communications and web content
development. I then established my own business providing content writing and editing
services to tech companies and academics in the US, Europe and Australasia. After completing
a Masters in Creative Writing (Distinction) in Prose at the University of East Anglia (UEA)
in the UK, I began working as a freelance editor and writer, spending two years at Te
Herenga Waka University Press (THWUP) as an editor.
I enjoy working with books in many different ways, whether writing, editing, typesetting,
proofreading or critiquing, but my particular strength is in the collaborative approach of
working closely with a writer to develop and prepare their book through editing for publication.