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If people were like trees, and developed rings, my innermost ring would definitely be ‘reader', followed by ‘feminist', and ‘conversationalist'. I have always loved books, reading, writing, and talking; and in my 30s I've created for myself a work portfolio that I love and that plays to my strengths.

I value professionalism, courtesy, and honesty. I am always seeking to improve my skills and welcome constructive criticism. Because I have the luxury of working in fields that I find personally as well as professionally fascinating, I tend to come at projects full throttle. I bring to bear not just my practical and technical skills and strategic thinking, but also my ongoing, questioning engagement with the philosophy and ideology behind what I do. 

I value education and constructive discussion. I love learning and strive to be open to new ideas, including challenges to ideas that are precious to me. I really enjoy the training work that I do, and greatly value my role as a tutor on the Whitireia publishing course.

work history

I have been self-employed since 2012. This is a brief history of some of my jobs before that time, plus some of my major contracts since.

New Zealand Listener
Book reviewer, 2016–present

Whitireia Publishing
Sales, Marketing and Publicity Tutor, 2015–present

Escalator Press
Consultant, 2015–present

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand
Communications Lead, 2014–present

Te Papa Press
Acting Sales & Marketing Manager then Publicist, 2013–2015

BooksellersNZ
Features writer, 2012–present

Phantom House Books
Publicist, 2012–present

South East England Development Agency (SEEDA)
Senior Policy Manager then Knowledge Programme Manager, 2008–2011 (UK)

Women’s Enterprise Task Force
Manager (on behalf of SEEDA), 2008–2009 (UK)

Biocompatibles
Intellectual Property Manager, 2006–2007 (UK)

Ufi
Tutor Pool Database Manager, 2004–2005 (UK)

National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Library Assistant, Alexander Turnbull Library, 2003–2004

education

Diploma of Publishing (Applied)
Whitireia New Zealand, Wellington, 2012

BA (Hons) First Class, English & History
University of Otago Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo, Dunedin, 1999–2002