I don’t expect a lot from a freelancer: just someone who can pitch a good idea, turn it into a great story, and deliver to the brief and on time. Is that so much to ask? As deputy editor of Next magazine and now at North & South, I’ve worked with Monique for the past four years and she’s never let me down. Plenty of others have. Whether it’s a colourful profile, an evocative travel story or a thoughtful investigation into a social trend, she clearly identifies the market she’s writing for and brings her pieces to life with humour, flair and insight.

Joanna Wane,Deputy Editor, North & South

 Monique’s special quality, as far as I’me concerned, is her enthusiasm. It was what appealed to me – along with her writing – when we worked together at the Bay of Plenty Times. It’s equally true of her work as a freelance writer. It’s that enthusiasm which lifts her work above the ordinary and, especially in the travel area, makes her stories so appealing.

Jim Eagles, Travel Editor, NZ Herald

Monique has been a valued member of our Enterprise Magazine team for several years.  She is a good writer, and a delight to work with, being such a positive person.  Her work has always been done to a high standard, and she always meets deadlines promptly.  She gets on well with business owners and managers, and understands them and their enviroment.

Max Mason, Chief Executive, Tauranga Chamber of Commerce.