Jane has been a freelance digital content wrangler for several New Zealand companies. She is an experienced content manager, web editor, proofreader, digital asset manager, copy-editor, image researcher, transcriber, and subtitler. She navigates the unfolding territory of digital content with curiosity and ease.
She has created and curated simple, elegant and clear websites for award-winning New Zealand authors, literary journals, individual books, writer residencies, publishers, academics, architects, a photographer and GLAM-sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) memberships and SME businesses. She is not currently taking on new clients.
She has over thirty years of bookselling under her belt; from bricks and mortar stores to web-based e-commerce bookshops. She crossed over to publishing in 2009, where she gained experience in copy-editing, production, and marketing of New Zealand books for Phantom House Books and Te Papa Press. Within the last ten years, she has also gained wide experience in online content and digital asset research, wrangling, and management.
Jane is currently managing content for the websites of Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, and prior to that creating digital label interactives, telling New Zealand’s stories in exhibitions at Te Papa. She is a strong advocate for plain language, te reo Māori, and accessibility, both technically and culturally.
All of these perspectives and her can-do attitude place her in a handy position of being able to understand many of the requirements and idiosyncrasies of digital assets and websites. Her wide interests and adaptability also enable her to work within other business realms. By defining, communicating and translating ideas and system requirements between stakeholders and technical developers, she has practical and intuitive approaches to finding solutions in many areas of small and larger organisations.
She finds writing about herself in the third person most odd.