Christel Jeffs

Freelance Creative Writer, Editor, & More

Location:Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
4 Skills
I am a writer, editor and proofreader. My qualifications are as follows:
Bachelor of Arts (English)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Creative Writing)
Masters in Creative Writing
Diploma in Proofreading and Editing

I have been writing since 2010 and have done much of my own proofreading and editing during this time. I have belonged to two different writer's critique groups, one of them since 2008, so I have much experience in critiquing and fine-tuning other people's work as well. I have also done informal editing and proofreading projects at different times over the last few years - now, in 2018, I have started my own editing and proofreading business, Jeffs Editing Services.

I have published a novel (The Gumdigger's Wife, 2016) and a poetry book (Counter-Cultural Christian Chick, 2018). Other writing credits include:

Published pieces:
“What Kind of Christmas?” – Children’s story for PSSM Discovery Magazine (Dec 2009)
“Beyond Blessed” – Quarter Hour Weekly, Palmerston North (September 2012)
“Mother and Memory” – Positive Words Magazine, Australia (May 2013)

2009: Whangarei Libraries Youth Creative Writing Competition (3rd place, short story) – “Love for the People”
2013: AUT Creative Writing Competition (2nd place, poetry, 15+ category) – “After Saying Love”
2014: Whangarei Libraries Flash Fiction Competition (3rd Place) – “Underwater Girl”

Other achievements:
August 2012-present: Writing a blog –

In terms of writing skills, I have experience writing in a variety of different genres, including:
Journalistic writing/press releases
Historical fiction
Non-fiction articles
Creative non-fiction
Writing for Children

I am capable of following briefs to write any kind of copy you may require. As a writer myself, I understand the profession's difficulties and how personal a pursuit it can be - thus I will listen to your requirements and collaborate closely with you to ensure you are happy with the end result.

If given the chance to work for you, rest assured that the work will be completed with creativity, concision and flawless presentation.