W & S Author's Writing CV
This page is to tell more about the author of this site. Keep reading to find out more.
For editors who would like to see some samples of my published work, you may do so in this section.
My Writing CV
Please scroll down to see a brief description of magazines in which my work has been published.
My Writing Journey
For those who would like to know my journey of writing, please scroll down to read that section
A selection of scanned published articles:
The following list is of scanned copies of a small selection of my articles, They are low-med resolution, so they should not be too slow to to download. However, if you find them too hard to read, please notify me via my contact page, and I will send you a better copy.
A brief note in brackets gives some idea of the subject.
PDF files of a selection of scanned articles:
How to shear Angoras. (How to shear Angora goats)
Are you a weekend warrior? (Concerning back care for landowners).
Gum Craftsman, NZ Memories (Working with Kauri tree gum)
The writer-editor relationship. (Published in the Christian Writer 2013)
New Experience in New Caledonia. 2013 (Shearing in New Caledonia in 2012)
‘Loving The Open Spaces’ in Kiwi Parent LR (About a preschool called ‘Open Spaces’)
Making Do with an Old Orchard (Looking after an old orchard)
OffshoreSaviours (Mercy Ships looking after women in Africa, published 2014)
My Writing CV:
I have completed two writing courses:
The NZ/Australia Writing Course, in 1997
In May 2005, I completed a New Zealand Christian Writers’ Guild Home-Study Freelance Writing Course, and gradually began my freelance writing career.
During the latter course, I began seriously considering a freelance writing career. My first articles during that course were for the Lifestyle Farmer and Growing Today (now called ‘Lifestyle Block/Growing Today’). I had some articles published previous to this course as well.
The best way to learn writing is to just keep writing, and that is what I’ve been doing. I have, since 1993, had over a hundred items published; most of them feature articles, which I particularly enjoy writing.
Magazines in which I have been published include:
(Note that these are all in NZ unless otherwise noted)
Shearing (who published my very first article in 1993, called ‘In your right mind, would you marry a Shearer?’) and Sheep Magazine USA.
Lifestyle Farmer, Growing Today, The Smallfarmer, Rural Living, Dairy Exporter
Challenge Weekly, Possibilities, (no longer published), Daystar (no longer published), Footprints (Australia), Women’s Touch Online (USA)
Christian Writer (published by NZ Christian Writers Guild), Working Writer (USA e-zine).
Northern Advocate and Whangarei Leader (both in Whangarei NZ).
Mana, North and South, Kiwi Parent, NZ Heritage