Trained as a journalist, Kirsten worked for the National Business Review and The Main Report (writing the business, agriculture and executive health and wealth newsletters) and researched three non-fiction books.
In between researching books and writing articles, Kirsten completed a Master of Arts in Communications Studies, with her thesis exploring the controversial free press, fair trial (trial by media) debate. This saw her pore through countless media clippings and interview lawyers, police media liaison officers and the families of murder victims about the ‘public’s right to know’ versus the right of an accused person to a fair trial.
Staying in the tertiary sector, Kirsten went on to coordinate the national Maori education project, Te Kotahitanga, at the University of Waikato’s School of Education before moving south to manage marketing and communications at the University of Otago’s School of Business. Settling in Wellington, Kirsten began working in communications consultancy at Senate Communications before establishing The Real Article in 2007 specialising in writing, editing, and proofreading. Born and bred in Hamilton (with a one-year OE at the age of two and a half), Kirsten is relishing life in the capital with her husband and two children in tow. An avid film viewer, Kirsten's ideal work-life balance includes quality time with family, The Real Article, and a movie (and coffee) at The Roxy Cinema in Miramar.
Contact Kirsten: M: 021 462 048 E: firstname.lastname@example.org