Steve Hart

Writer / Editor / Project Manager / WordPress / Podcasts

Hi, and thanks for visiting.

My key skill is communication; in writing and the spoken word. To tell people’s stories, and to inform readers and listeners quickly and succinctly.

Specialist areas I enjoy writing about include business, employment, real estate, insurance and consumer finance. Professional interests extend to keeping abreast of social issues, health, education and politics – domestic and international.

It was my interest in local politics that led me to join my local paper in the 80s. As a reporter I covered everything from crime, inquests and politics to issues that mattered to members of my community.

In a few short years I rose up the ranks to become chief sub-editor and deputy editor of my local paper; overseeing 14 regional editions every week.

I spent a few years in corporate comms in the 90s before leaving the bright lights and gaiety of London for Auckland; having been offered a job at the New Zealand Herald in 2000.

On a daily/weekly basis I use WordPress, InDesign, Photoshop, Audition (podcast/audio production) and the MailChimp EDM. Now and again I’ll use video editing software such as Premiere Pro.

Apart from writing for many of the country’s top publishers, and editing numerous titles, I have also run my own magazine and website, Viewfinder, for hobby movie-makers (a business I sold). You can download an example PDF here.