Hello there. Monique Balvert-O’Connor is my name and writing is my trade. I am a freelance writer with a background in newspaper journalism.

My professional writing experience spans more than 25 years, covering a broad variety of issues for leading New Zealand magazines and newspapers.

As a writer I cover the following:

  • News stories
  • Press releases
  • Blogs
  • Website words
  • Interpretative signs
  • Media liaison

I have a diverse client base, which enables me to write about a wonderful range of things from business stories, to house, garden and human interest pieces.

My university years resulted in an MA(hons) degree and a diploma in journalism.

I believe I must have been a wise 21-year-old. Choosing a writing-based career back then is a decision I have never regretted – I remain passionate and engaged and feel it is a privilege to hear and share the stories of others.