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Fiona Stocker
Freelance writer and editor working on books and articles, website and blog content. Signed with international crowdfunding publisher Unbound, publishing mid-2018.



Local Availability:
Based in Tasmania, can travel with notice.

Media Experience
Print, Web, Magazine, Books


Biographical Note
I write books and feature articles for Australian magazines in the biography, travel, tourism and small business space, but not confined to these.

Additionally, I ghost write and edit books and articles for other people. My services are ideal for private individuals, consultants or small business owners writing a book or piece of material they want to self-publish.

If you do not have the advantage of an editor appointed for you by a mainstream publisher, you can most certainly benefit from the expertise of an experienced ghost writer / editor – and so can your work.


Examples of books and other material I have edited and helped to produce includes:


• A Place in the Stockyard: celebrating Tasmanian Women in Agriculture. A commissioned piece resulting in a coffee table book documenting the achievements of this significant community group, and commemorating their 20th anniversary. Historical and social documentary, plus feature article style biographies of individual members.
• Broads Abroad: Worldly Wise – a series of travel stories based on the experiences of members of an online travel network, a highly creative and colourful work.
• A coffee table book celebrating the life and work of a major British fashion designer.
• A self-help book for boys and their parents, and accompanying workshop material.
• Right First Time: a business owner’s Human Resources manual delivering industry advice and documentation on HR procedures, with an emphasis on readability, and including creative articles and case studies.
• Blog posts for an #HR, industry consultant and social media influencer, working on material by the business owner and contributors.
• Web content for multiple small businesses, including Farmgate Festival Tasmania at www.farmgatefestival.net.au 

Twenty plus years’ experience across many sectors - including corporate, academia, small business and advertising – makes me versatile. I deliver accurate, engaging copy that does not need sub-editing – to deadline.

I work from home in Tasmania, and can service clients across Australia or globally.
My own book is under contract to major international publisher Unbound, based in the UK. In 2017 I am crowdfunding from their platform for my travel memoir Apple Island Wife: Escape to Tasmania - publication due mid-2018. I am contracted for a sequel, Saddleback Wife: the Unexpected Pig Farmer.

Besides writing and editing, I also run a small farm and gourmet food business with my husband, Langdale Farm, and am an organiser and Board member of Tasmanian government funded Farmgate Festival for which I provide marketing and social media.

Find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as @appleislandwife or Fiona Stocker.
Samples of work can be found on my website
www.fionastocker.com.


Published Writings

Graziher, 2016 – 2017
Tasmania Forty South – 2016 – 2017
A Place in the Stockyard: celebrating Tasmanian Women in Agriculture, 2016
Broads Abroad – Worldly Wise, June 2015 (editor)
Winning Design magazine, 2014
Living the Dream magazine, 2014


Contact Details
Fiona Stocker, Glengarry, Tasmania, Australia 
Mobile: 0407 030 865
Website: www.fionastocker.com