Communications, content and copy writing; Freelance journalism; full stack web development. Northland and Auckland NZ

Let’s make wonderful words: I want to work for you.

Yo! I’m Michael Botur, Wordsmith, and I want to make wonderful words with you. 

I am moving beyond marketing and sales writing and hoping to find a role involving lots of human interaction.

I want to contribute effective communications to make people’s lives better, perhaps writing around themes of environmentalism, education, recycling, health services or social justice.

The goal: Using words to help people.


Résumé 2016 – 2019

Since 2014 I have been assisting organisations with communications writing such as news releases, web pages, blogs, social media and newsletters. Clients utilise my storytelling skills to drive awareness, sales and branding. I operate

KiwiWords (formerly Michael Botur Writing Services, but that name was a mouthful)

Running my own business delivering writing services to clients and some journalism. Clients have included Te Tai Tokerau PHO, Paramount, Northland Inc startup businesses, Conferenz, Wright Communications, Massey University e-centre, Signal Security, Balance Insurance, Headline Publishing,, Property Plus, Alliance Media, Advanced Computers Ltd, Result IT, Property Plus, NZME., The Pond, Intelligent Ink and many SMEs for who I have written news stories, columns, web content, blogs, newsletters, business-to-business communications & social media.


  • Communications Writer (independent contractor) – Northland District Health Board News stories, newsletters, media releases, social media, communication campaigns.
  • Interviewer / Researcher SHORE Research Centre at Massey University
  • Tutor/Programme Coordinator – Agriculture NZ; Literacy Aotearoa; Massey University
  • Reporter NZ Herald, NZME. / APNZ News Service (casual / part time 2013-2014)
  • Temp Admin and Customer Service– University Admissions Office, AUT University.
  • Sales, Customer Service and Data Entry, Auckland Council.
  • Web Content Editor, Researcher – Telecom, Uni of Auckland, Auckland Council.


Skills to pay the bills

Web content editing; journalism; typing; Microsoft Office, Adobe suite; photography


Education & Training

  • Graduate Diploma in Journalism – Massey University
  • Masters in Creative Writing- AUT University
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Otago
  • National Certificate in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education – VisionWest

Phone 021 299 0984 / email

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