Work History

Editor at Te Herenga Waka University Press


At THWUP I work with a range of writers on fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, through the editoral process from assessment to publication.

Editor-at-Large, Wasafari


As an editor-at-large I work with a global team to help Wasafari discover promote and support new writing from Aotearoa, and connect New Zealand writers and writing with a broader international network.

Manager Communications and Marketing, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga


In this role I oversaw all media-related work as well as internal and external communications. I also edited and managed quarterly and monthly publications.

Freelance Editor, Writer, Content Creator


I’ve written and edited extensively and in multiple capacities - health and wellness, tech, corporate, academic, marketing, travel, internal communications, speeches, proposals, grant writing and websites.

Communications Lead, KAUST

Saudi Arabia, 2010–2012

Reported to Vice-President as Communications Lead. Work included speeches, reports, proposals, policy, marketing, websites, document management, project management, staff training. Worked in a highly diverse environment.

Owner and Manager, Zebracoms/Pixifish

UK/Finland/NZ, 2009–2012

I ran a blog-writing consultancy which designed, provided and edited blogs for companies. We also produced and edited copy and content for companies and academic institutions.

Content Designer and Writer, CK Wellness Solutions

USA, 2003–2007

Content design, writing and editing for health and wellness sector. Early e-learning and user-interface work.

Education & Awards

Landfall Essay Competition, 2020
Highly Commended for Ziusudra & the Black Holes: Rereading ‘The First Essay’

First Pages Prize

Stockholm Writers festival, 2018

MA in Creative Writing (Distinction)

University of East Anglia, UK, 2010

BA (Hons) First Class, English Literature

University of Canterbury, NZ, 2001
  • Senior Scholar Award
  • John Garrett Scholarship for English Literature
  • Evans Scholarship in Humanities