Presenters and Sponsors for September 2016

The Writer’s Toolbox

Sunday September 25, 2016, 10:30am – 12:30pm

With so much knowledge and insight to share, below is a list of the presenters for this workshop.

Joan Gladwyn, Proofreader and Editor (BSc, MSc, Dip Edit) — Proper Words
Joan Gladwyn trained as a physicist in England, and worked first in industry, then as a physics teacher in the UK, and more recently as Science Outreach Coordinator at the University of Canterbury, after moving to New Zealand in 2003. Joan’s experience in proofreading publications during her time at UC prompted her to complete the Diploma in Proof Reading and Editing at the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies. Fascinated by words and language, Joan enjoys perfecting non-fiction manuscripts for her clients, whether on paper or screen. When not editing, Joan constructs personalised crosswords. You can find out more about Joan and Proper Words at

Shelley Chappell — Author and Advisor at University of Canterbury
Shelley Chappell wrote her PhD on the motif of fantastic metamorphosis in children’s and young adult fantasy literature and has taught literary analysis at a variety of institutions. In her spare time, Shelley writes fairy tales and other fantasy fiction for all ages. She is the author of BEYOND THE BRIAR: A COLLECTION OF ROMANTIC FAIRY TALES. To find out more about Shelley, visit her website,

This workshop is proudly sponsored by: