Jan Rooke

Freelance Article Writer & Book Writer

Location:Timaru/Oamaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 Skills
Personal Details

Name: Janet Rooke
Email: janrooke@gmail.com
Nationality British
New Zealand Citizen

Recent work history

January 2010 – Typesetter. Setting copy for print and proof reading/editing, for the local newspaper.

July 2008 – Computer Tutor. Teaching basic computer skills, one to one to ACC clients needing to retrain. Includes Introduction to Computers, Folders and Files, Email, Internet, Keyboarding, Word Processing, Spread Sheets, Desktop Publishing, PowerPoint.

Jan 2009 –Dec 2009 Literacy South Canterbury. Teaching basic computer skills as above to ‘search for work’ WINZ clients. (Work finished when funding for the year ran out)


Recent Qualifications ‘Be Your Own Boss’ course, small business management. Completed
June 2007

Creative writing course, the New Zealand Institute of Business studies

Novel Writing course, the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies

Proof Reading and Editing course, the Writing School, Auckland

Further Education Nursing Diploma, Psychiatric
English Literature, GCSE
Ancient Myths and Legends

High School (Britain) English Language GCSE,
Maths, GCSE
Science, Natural History, GCSE
Typing, GCSE
History, GCSE

Interests and Hobbies

I am currently studying Theology with the Ecumenical Institute of Distance Theological Studies, (EIDTS).
Writing and Reading
Ancient History
The local Theatre Company
Dancing,- belly and ballroom
Folk Art
My local Church Youth Group

Life Experience

A fund raising drive for UNICEF. Including a segment on the local radio, newspaper articles, organising collection boxes in various locations around the town, and talks at local schools.

I have been involved with the local Theatre Company for the past seven years. Involving roles such as publicity officer, props manager, assistant props manager, and prompt (three times) and have played minor roles. Last year I performed my first major role as a dwarf in ‘Snow White and the Six Dorfs’.

This year I wrote and directed the play for the Church Youth Group to perform on Christmas Eve.

Three years ago I wrote and organised the puppet show for the Edwardian society’s Edwardian Weekend in March.

I have taught word processing skills at the local senior net.

I have had several short stories plus series of articles in a Nursing magazine and a Cat magazine published in the UK. I have had a few short stories published in NZ
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Book Writing