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Rachel Benn

Skilled journalist and editor, with Maori and photography abilities and corporate communications experience. Versatile with writing, re-writing and editing, turning the complicated into the readable.

Local Availability:
Able to work in the Waikato and Auckland regions, and around New Zealand with sufficient notice.

Media Experience

Biographical Note
I am an experienced journalist who has developed excellent skills, both in New Zealand and overseas, in writing, re-writing and editing written material to a high standard. Simplification and readability is my objective.

Equally at home in business, tertiary, central and local government, and grassroots environments, I can tackle a wide range of different work. Having completed a te reo Maori course and been in different Maori environments, I am comfortable with Maori protocols and have limited te reo ability.

I can also offer the option of photography with most jobs.

Published Writings

NZPA journalism and editing; national news agency covering all subjects.
SAPA journalism and editing; South African national news agency covering all subjects.
Provincial newspapers journalism and editing; special interest health and tourism.
Corporate communications writing media releases, developing media strategies, writing and editing promotional and campaign material; special interest in education, government and political issues.
Corporate publications journalism, photography, layout; Editor of monthly magazine (readership 70,000); special interest in education, government and political issues.
Freelance journalism; news and feature stories published in NZ and in the UK; book editing; technical writing/editing.

Contact Details
Raglan, New Zealand
Phone (07)825-7277