Professional experience

Skilled content writer and communicator

I’m a skilled Freelance technical writer/editor with 20+ years’ experience in writing, editing, marketing and communications. 

Rapco

  • Rapco: Relevant and Articulate Publicity and Communications.
  • I set up Rapco in 2008 to help businesses and the Government to create clear, easy to read content for websites and communications.
  • Specialty areas: Business, compliance, digital/web content, plain English and technical.
  • I write for clients like the Human Rights Commission, NZ Police, MBIE, NZTA, Maritime NZ, Immigration NZ and Standards NZ. 
  • My writing has also been published in many sector specific trade magazines.
  • I provide these freelance services: Technical writing, operational policy development, content writing, editing and developing communications materials for businesses.
Recent contracts
  • Human Rights Commission, Ministerial Review – Policy Review Project, 2019 (Organisational Policy Writer).
  • NZ Police Iwi Community Panels/ Te Pae Oranga Project, 2018 (Senior Policy Writer).
  • MBIE Health and Safety Event Reporting Project, 2017 and 2018 (Senior Technical Writer).
  • NZTA Hyperion Replacement Project, 2016 (Senior Advisor – Change Comms/Relationship Management).
  • Immigration NZ Website Redevelopment Project, 2015 (Senior Writer).
  • Consumer Affairs Consumer Law Review Project, 2014 (Writer).
          Qualifications
          • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (BCA in marketing and management).
          • Diploma in Business.
          • NZ Cert Management.
          Recent professional development
          • PRINZ 2017 Certificate of Practice in PR and Communications Management. 
          • Trained by Contented, Write Ltd and PRINZ: Writing plain English business content, Web content, Accessible content, SEO content for websites, Social media content, Mobile content, and News content.
          Professional memberships
          • Member of TechCommNZ since 2017 (see my TechCommNZ profile)
          • Member of the NZ Society of Authors and Writers Association, since January 2018.
          • Member of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) 2008 - 2018.

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