Jazial Crossley is a writer, editor, journalist and communications manager based in Wellington, New Zealand.
I am a passionate wordsmith with experience as an award winning business journalist, a perfectionist magazine editor, a social media-savvy online writer and bespoke corporate communications scribe.
At five years old, I knew I wanted to be a writer. I began publishing my work online in 1996 after teaching myself html. My first website was a band fansite then I moved into publishing my poetry, short stories and journals online – back before ‘blogging’ was a word.
I have reviewed music for various publications in New Zealand and Australia, travelled internationally to write about New Zealand businesses operating overseas and have been the Editor of two magazines. During my undergraduate degree, I was selected as one of a handful of people accepted into author Witi Ihimaera’s creative writing class at The University of Auckland.
As a business journalist, I wrote for New Zealand’s top business media National Business Review, Fairfax Media including Sunday Star Times and Dominion Post. I focused on writing about property, women in business, entrepreneurs, food and beverage sector, NZ-China business relationship, the NZX and more.
I am results driven and specialise in writing content that sings while concisely communicating the messages that need to be conveyed.
I live in Wellington with my fiancé and our miniature schnauzer. I am studying part-time for my MBA at Victoria University of Wellington, due to be completed in November 2017.
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