Writing

When I was eight years old, I wrote a short story about two stars who were friends. It was a bad story. It wasn’t even really a story, but it was a piece of writing. Since then I’ve written a lot more, and, thankfully, a lot better. I’ve had personal essays, novel excerpts, poems and articles published in journals and blogs. I am constantly working on a piece of writing and I’m always looking for publishing avenues and opportunities.

Read more about Because Everything Is Right but Everything Is Wrong here.

Published writing available online:
This New, Brief Body

Starling Mag, 2021

Slideshow

Starling Mag, 2020

Mirrors

4th Floor Journal, 2017

A Policy A Day: Youth Sexuality Education

Mashed Calculus and Differential Potatoes, 2017

Because Everything Is Right but Everything Is Wrong – Excerpt

4th Floor Journal, 2016

Whirinaki

4th Floor Journal, 2016

. . . movingly and poetically told.

The Sapling

Editing

Looking for a freelance editor? Need someone to help strengthen your story? Spot your typos? Change your hyphens to en dashes? I am a trained freelance editor with a sharp editorial eye. Get in contact with me now!

Manuscript Assessments

Sometimes a story or poem just isn’t quite there yet. In my experience, the best thing to do is get a fresh pair of eyes to look at it. Throughout my creative writing degree, I assessed fiction, poetry, memoirs and essays. Working with creative writing is my passion. Over the years I have gained many skills to help writers develop their story. I am available for manuscript assessments and structural editing jobs.

Copy-editing and Proofreading

No matter who or what your writing is for, making sure it’s polished and clear is important. I am a thorough and motivated copy-editor. Need help with grammar? I can help you produce a grammatically-correct piece of writing, free from typos and errors. My creative strengths lie in fiction, person essays and poetry. However, I can copy-edit and proofread any style of writing, including university papers. I enjoy working with words in many forms and am determined to make any piece I work on be the best it can be.

I am based in New Zealand, but can easily adapt to US spelling and overseas university style guides.

Contact me with your editorial query or project now!

I am a graduate of Whitireia’s creative writing programme and publishing graduate diploma. Find out more about the courses available here.