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Jade Reidy
BA English Literature, Postgrad Diploma Broadcast Media

Writer, editor, book production manager: non-fiction books, biographies, corporate communications, feature journalism, case studies, annual reports, web content, award applications, vision documents, speeches, documentaries, profiles.


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Media Experience
Print, web, film, TV


Biographical Note

“I think Jade has written a great piece (How the West was run) – very well researched and well written – she has really got the essence of the history of the west and set a very high bar.”    Bob Harvey, ex-Mayor Waitakere City

“Despite having three speeches to write that night, I picked up this book (Not just passing through) when it arrived and couldn't put it down until 1am.”                                                            Phil Goff, Mayor of Auckland

“You are doing an awesome job. I'm not just saying that. You are really putting your heart and soul into this.”
                                                                    Dr Kerry Spackman, bestselling author The Winner’s Bible


25 years as a book and feature writer, publication editor, book production manager and corporate communications specialist.

Experience you can trust. Complex ideas made easy. Strategic, creative support for leaders and high-performance teams.


Areas of expertise

Auckland – its people, places, transport and politics; its history and its challenges

 Education – tertiary sector research and people
 Environment – everything from pest management to urban ecosystems
 Philosophy – the Big Questions
 Biography – the lives of people, places and organisations
 Annual reports and strategic plans – multi award-winning writer and structure consultant
 Book project management – from conception and budget through to print and delivery.

Awards

 Oxford University Writer’s Fellowship 1997

 Best Written News Story, Australasian Religious Press Association Awards (ARPA) 2016
 Gold Award, Australasian Annual Report Awards, 2015, Auckland Transport
 NZICA Annual Report Awards: RNZFB best annual report and best governance reporting in the Service Organisation category 2005–2008, (content consultant, writer)
 Creative New Zealand Creative Places Award 2007 in the Arts Provision category – for Snapshot: Auckland’s creative industries and Blueprint (editor).


Publications

Below is a selection of published work that Jade has authored:

SPANZ and Fringe magazines, features and news stories, 2014-16 www.presbyterian.org.nz/publications/spanz-magazine; www.fringemedia.co.nz
Love of the Game: 100 Years of Auckland Netball, Auckland Netball Centre, 2011
 “How the West was run” and “Looking after ourselves”. Two chapters of West: the History of Waitakere, Random House, 2009
Te kaitiaki o te Putea: the History of the ASB Community Trust 1988 – 2008, ASBCT 2008
Not just passing through: the making of Mt Roskill, Auckland City Council, 2007 and 2013
We are therefore I am: The life of John Hinchcliff, AUT University, 2004
 Feature journalism and reviews in New Zealand Listener, Next Magazine, South China Morning Post, New Zealand Herald, Sunday Star Times.

And edited:

The Ant and the Ferrari: Lifting the Hood on Truth, Society and the Universe by Dr Kerry Spackman, HarperCollins, 2012. www.antandferrari.com
Advance magazine 2006-Spring 2010. www.unitec.ac.nz/research/advance-magazine
Crossroads: The history of Ellerslie, unpublished 2016.

"To break through the barriers that separate us from other minds
and hearts is the purpose – and reward – of words well chosen."

Contact Details

M: 021 046 4039
E: jadereidy.writer@gmail.com
Skype: jade.reidy
Huia, West Auckland 0604, New Zealand