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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationAuckland, New Zealand
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  • ProfessionsContent Writer - Editor - Feature Writer


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About me

I've been working with words for over 15 years, originally as a journalist and more recently as a copywriter, content writer and ghostwriter. Regardless of the role, I've got a passion for telling other people's stories. I'm keen to consider any ghostwriting, copywriting, content writing or journalism roles.

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  • Content
  • Brand Content
  • Advertising Content
  • Magazine Editing
  • Editing
  • Interview

Work history




Aug 2015
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Freelance
  • I was the ghostwriter behind 'Zero to 60', the life story of Tony Quinn, a self-made man who made his millions selling pet food before investing in his passion for motorsport. Tony built Highlands Motorsport Park in Central Otago in 2012 and bought Hampton Downs in 2015. As well as a circuit owner he's also a very successful driver in his own right as well as the category owner of the Australian GT Championship. 'Zero to 60' went straight to Number One in the New Zealand Non-Fiction Bestseller's List when it was released in August 2016 before it was knocked off the top spot by a certain Richie McCaw, the former All Blacks captain. I'm currently working on my second book for a leading New Zealand company celebrating its 20th anniversary in business in 2017. The book is a celebration and a historical record of the highs and lows of managing a fast growing, family run business.


Freelance Writer


Apr 2006
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Freelance
  • Since I started freelancing I've written about BASE jumpers and BMXers, DJs and drifters, motocross riders and mountain runners, businessmen and boxers, golfers and greenkeepers, musicians and magicians, artists and athletes, sidecar racers and swimmers, triathletes and tennis players, cyclists and Croatian folk dancers. My work has been published in: The Red Bulletin,, Sunday Star Times, Herald on Sunday, Metro Magazine, Sky Sports Magazine, Golf & Vacations Magazine Australia, The Cut, New Zealand Golf Magazine, Rugby World and Rugby News.


Country Editor

Red Bulletin

Jan 2010 - Oct 2015
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Freelance
  • As the New Zealand Country Editor for The Red Bulletin, Red Bull's lifestyle and adventure sports magazine published in 12 countries, I was responsible for liaising with the editorial head office in Austria, pitching story ideas, managing freelance writers and photographers, writing feature stories, profiles, internet copy, headlines, photo captions and sub-editing contributor's copy.



BSc Human Resource Management

Dublin Institute of Technology

Sep 1998 - Jun 2000
  • Dublin, Ireland


Graduate Diploma in Business

University of Limerick

Sep 1994 - Jun 1995


Bachelor of Arts in English, Sociology & Politics

National University of Ireland, Galway

Sep 1991 - Jun 1994
  • Galway, Ireland



Recreation, Adventure and Community Sports Reporting

NZ Sports Journalist Association

  • Three-time winner of this award in 2010, 2012 & 2013.