Expert writers, editors, communications professionals


Sarah Johnson
Experienced, award-winning writer and editor of professional and technical texts. Specialising in legal, technical, financial and academic documentation and communications for government, not-for-profit, corporate and private clients.

Can work outside local area: Yes

Media Experience
Print; Web

Biographical Note
Sarah specialises in making complex content readable. With a background in law and over 20 years’ experience as a writer and editor, Sarah is comfortable working with any subject matter, for any audience, and in any format. Her experience spans the arts, transport, building, energy, IT, health, education and training, environmental, manufacturing, local and central government, and business sectors.

Sarah’s writing for children and young adults has won several awards, including the Joy Cowley Award and Storylines Notable Book Awards. She writes for publishers in New Zealand and overseas.

References from clients and samples of Sarah’s work are available on request.

Qualifications and professional membership

• MPhil in Publishing Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland
• LLB (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
• Member New Zealand Society of Authors
• Member Technical Communicators Association of New Zealand
• Member Waikato Children’s Literature Association


• Writing and rewriting
• Editing
• Proofreading
• Research and analysis
• Publication management
• Ghost-writing

Working on

• Annual, strategic, district, operational and master plans
• Legal texts and decisions
• Technical manuals
• Policies, processes and procedures
• Tender responses
• Websites, blogs and e-books
• Corporate and stakeholder communications
• Newsletters, brochures and social media
• Articles and press releases
• Style guides
• Local and corporate histories

Previous clients include:

• New Zealand Transport Agency
• Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
• Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority
• Auckland Museum
• Auckland, Waipa District, Waikato District and Waikato Regional councils
• Counties Manukau District Health Board; Midland Health Network; Bay of Plenty District Health Board
• The University of Waikato
• The WISE Group; Te Pou of te Whakaaro Nui: National Centre of Mental Health Research, Information and Workforce Development
• The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
• Trust Waikato
• Mighty River Power
• Laracy Communications
• EcoFX Ltd
• EBSCO Publishing (US)
• KoreaPolySchool (South Korea)
• Edumaxi (China and New Zealand)

Contact Details
PO Box 131, Raglan, 3265, New Zealand.
Phone: 64 7 8258 938