Words, writing and me. We go way back.
Here’s some example’s of some words I’ve thrown together in a variety of different ways…
Hilary Jackson in Idealog Magazine
Hilary Jackson in NZ Natural Parenting Magazine
They will ALL make you think, guaranteed 🙂
On being 5 Reporters at once: The SmallWorlds Chronicle…
2008-2013 I worked for SmallWorlds – a world-leading 3D Virtual World based in Auckland which has a global player audience of 10 million plus registered users.
As part of my role as co-editor, I ‘ghost-wrote’ for a myriad of different fictional reporter/characters for The SmallWorlds Chronicle. I was variously Kent Kronkite (a 1950’s styled reporter), Honesty Blaize (a more modern efficient and devoted newshound), Johnny Wilde (sports reporter), Coco SmallWorlds (style and fashion editor) and Ruby Rush (art and creativity reporter). Each character had their own distinct personality and I infused their pieces with their unique style and vibe. 3 of 4 articles per week would encompass sales of virtual goods, marketing and PR pieces, community activities, HQ staff and player interviews, game updates / change management.
On being Ruby Rush – Community Manager at SmallWorlds…
Ruby and I had an awesome time together writing all kinds of stuff for SmallWorlds.
Player advocate & representative of the population of SmallWorlds – Ruby was known as SmallWorlds Guardian Angel. We ran loads of contests (movie, digital art). We wrote lots of stuff together for First Post (which is what the SmallWorlds Chronicle morphed into) and were in regular direct communication with the community on the forums. Spreading lurve whenever we could. Seriously. Most of our writing was community focussed, although we also wrote marketing & PR pieces, change management stuff, software update announcements etc. Ruby and I were nothing if not flexible. Which leads me to making the confession that actually, I in fact WAS Ruby: she-is-me… in blonde dreads.
I’ve been writing all my life. I could bore you with a big long list of places I’ve worked, link you to more stuff I’ve written, etc etc ad infinitum. But I feel like I’ve said enough.
I’ve written a lot, in a heap of different styles. Business writing, academic writing, poetry. I had my own parenting education website for 4 years. Friends and colleagues come to me to help them polish stuff up.
I like to work with words.