Keith Mexsom

I have been writing fiction and non-fiction for more than 30 years and I have had a good deal of magazine and newspaper experience in both New Zealand and Australia as a publisher, editor, sub-editor, journalist, feature writer and copywriter – working in both a team environment and as a freelancer. I am now based in Sydney.

I have a Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies from Massey University (2009) and in 2008 I was awarded the Freelance Writer category of the 2007/2008 Statistics New Zealand Journalism Award. In that same year, I was also the recipient of the Bruce Jesson Critical Writing Award which included a grant toward the writing of a book about certain aspects of Auckland’s transport history.

Education:

Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies, Massey University, New Zealand – Awarded February 2009.

Experience:

More than 30 years as a journalist, feature writer and copywriter, and 7 years as an editor and sub-editor.

Awards:

The Freelance Writer Category of the 2007/2008 Statistics New Zealand Journalism Award.

The Bruce Jesson Critical Writing Award 2008.

Professional Affiliations:

The New South Wales Writers’ Centre, now known as Writing NSW

Past member of National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (USA)

Past member of the Society of Editors, Western Australia