My name is Erin D. I am a poet, novelist and editor living in Te-Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington), Aotearoa New Zealand.
I am an editor at a legal publisher, editing, proofreading and producing law journals, textbooks and specialist legal books. I have experience proofreading across mutliple genres and have assessed several poetry, fantasy, creative non-fiction and YA fiction manuscripts over the course of my degree.
My YA novel, Because Everything Is Right but Everything is Wrong (Escalator Press, 2017), was a finalist in two categories in the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and it centres around mental illness, high school and being a teen with the whole world stretched out in front of you. I have been featured in the Auckland Writers Festival, the Nelson Readers and Writers Festival and Verb Writers Festival in Wellington.
I write about illness, perception, disability, love, body image and fear and am currently working on a collection of personal essays. I like true crime, therapy, barbershop and my cat Maura, who is named after a Love Island contestant. I am my most authentic self when I am riding my moped on a sunny day or swimming in the sea, in any weather.
- Finalist for Best First Book Award – New Zealand Book Awards Children and Young Adults
- Finalist for Copyright Licensing NZ Award – New Zealand Book Awards Children and Young Adults
- Bachelor of Applied Arts in Creative Writing
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Publishing
I edit, proofread and produce law journals, textbooks and specialist legal books on a range of topics.
Steele Roberts Aotearoa
While on a work placement as a publishing assistant, I assessed fiction manuscripts that were submitted for publication, designed marketing collateral and edited fiction manuscripts for publication.
Allen and Unwin
While on a work placement as a publishing assistant, I wrote marketing newsletters, proofread manuscript in their final stages before publication and assessment manuscripts that were submitted for publication.
Whitireia New Zealand
While working on this course, I edited, marketed and typeset real publications while also learning from and working with top industry professionals.
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