Proposal Writer, Project Manager

Region: Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast
Fiona Summerfield


Poupou Huia Te Reo Level 5 – Te Wānanga o Raukawa
WAIO 1x Introduction to Web Accessibility – EdX
Poupou Huia Te Reo Level 4 – Te Wānanga o Raukawa
Post Graduate Diploma Medical Technology Clinical Biochemistry – Medical Laboratory Technologists Board
Post Graduate Diploma Journalism – University of Canterbury
Bachelor of Science – University of Canterbury

Professional profile

Fiona has a background in project management, writing, editing, and marketing in education and other sectors. Since joining Tātai Aho Rau Core Education, she has managed several projects to support the Creatives in Schools programme. She has worked on curriculum support websites – Te Whāriki Online and Technology Online.

She has also helped facilitate a games-based learning practice online programme, is part of the Universal Design for Learning Tātai Aho Rau team, and assisted in collating data for a wellbeing in early childhood report. 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.


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

Professional body membership

The New Zealand Society of Authors

Conference presentations, seminars and workshops

2021: uLearn21 panel host Surviving the storms: Working together on the bicultural journey
2018: Nelson Page and Blackmore Readers and Writers Programme speaker
2018: Story Collider, New Zealand event, storyteller

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

Personal statement

I like writing to provide inspiration for others. It may be 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.