Since 2016 I’ve been providing journalism, proofreading, social media, campaign writing, web content writing and media releases for Northland DHB, usually providing around 25 hours per week of writing support.
Click for examples of what I wrote for Northland District Health Board between 2016 and 2018:
My first newsroom placement as a student journalist was at the Herald on Sunday. After working for the HOS, including reporting live from the 2014 general election and interviewing members of cabinet, I moved onto casual reporting shifts for what was then the newswire service which was absorbed into NZ Herald. I reported throughout 2014 and provided most of the content for campaigns including Pride of NZ Awards and WWI centenary commemorations.
This is a client for who I provide opinion columns in the real estate magazine Property Plus. A good column brings original content, informs the reader and puts a human face on the product being sold.
A one-off feature about members of parliament who have criminal convictions.
I did some volunteer/ pro bono journalism work supporting HAC through writing media releases and taking photos.
When I moved to Northland in 2015, the region had no online hub for creative writers. So I built WriteUpNorth.co.nz from scratch and it is now the number one forum for Northlanders to publish creative writing and creative writing news.
I worked as the communications intern at NZ Planning Institute at the start of 2015, where my role was to create original news stories and interviews.
An example of a client who needed an in-house magazine published and required my help getting interviews with staff written. https://issuu.com/pattonnz/docs/patton_press_dec_2013
Advanced Computers and Result IT used my help from 2016-2017 creating electronic direct marketing (EDMs) on Mailchimp, publishing web pages and handling their social media, including Facebook and LinkedIn.
A one-off job, writing web content which has passed SEO testing on Yoost
A company which really puts heart into their content writing, Intelligent Ink got me to help creating case studies for a property management company as well as web content for Greg Holland jeweller.
Most businesses who utilise Alliance Media to grow need blogs and webpages written. Some clients like to invest in getting fresh blog content every month. This is because a good blog returns massively successful SEO results. I’ve written blogs for clients in the industries of automotive repair, office furniture, catering, politics, ship repair, travel holidays and more.