CORE's Team

Fiona Summerfield

Content Editor


2019 Poupou Huia Te Reo Level 4 - Te Wānanga o Raukawa
1998 PG Dip Medical Technology Clinical Biochemistry - Medical Laboratory Technologists Board
1996 PG Dip Journalism - University of Canterbury
1995 Bachelor of Science - University of Canterbury

Contact details


P: 0800 267 301

M: 021 584 913

Region: Nelson / Marlborough / West Coast

Fiona Summerfield FS

Professional profile

Fiona has a background in writing, editing, and marketing in education and other sectors. The writing projects she has worked on are varied in topic including education, science, technology, and food. She has written for print, web, and video. She has worked for the last eight years in tertiary education including as a marketing manager. She has previously worked in sales management in the medical diagnostic sector.


  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Assisting with building and maintaining online resources

Professional body membership

  • The New Zealand Society of Authors

Conference presentations, seminars and workshops

2018 Nelson Page and Blackmore Readers and Writers Programme speaker

Awards, fellowships and scholarships

2016 NMIT Business Support Award for outstanding performance and valuable contribution
2013 Short listed for Kobo/NZ Author E-Publishing Prize
1995 Robert Bell Scholarship

Personal statement

I like writing to provide inspiration for others. It maybe through understanding a new concept, a new cultural worldview, or thinking about a subject in a new way. I love it when a well written piece makes a difference to the reader.