My Credentials

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My name is Elise Brooke, I have for the last twenty-four years been a writer of nonfiction articles, biography, fiction, creative nonfiction, content, poetry, children’s writing, and screenplays, I have a diploma in Creative writing. I specialize in articles, content writing, and writing mentor. I write in an honest and raw style using simple and to-the-point. Writing is like art your own creation, just like a painting. I do not specialize in one niche and am adaptable.

Most recently since February 2019, I have been mentoring students from the Wellington Polytechnic and privately in developing their own books.

I have strong skills in honesty, confidentiality, planning, consideration, and goal setting. I am able to put myself in another’s shoes, practicing reliability and punctuality. I enjoy making a difference in people's lives and the world, through my writing work and volunteering.

I work part-time from home as an author and freelance writer. I have published parts one and two of my autobiography in 2019, part three is with the editor due for publication on June 2021. The book series is called “The New Zealand Dream.”

I have developed my own website and blog called “Thenzdreamblog”, which I am building a following for.

I consider most writing jobs having written in travel, nonfiction, essay, articles, content, and creative writing. Samples are available on request.

In 2018, I achieved a goal to spread my wings and help the animals in our world. Combining this and my passion for travel while discovering my South African roots. I joined "the Global Volunteers" organization traveling to Kuwantu game reserve in Sibury by Port Elizabeth. Here I worked on a big five-game reserve, gaining experience working with animals. This experience opened my eyes and changed my life.

I have volunteered in 2016 with Tepuke intermediate school prior to this in Vanuatu with setting up school programs.


Key achievements

I have brought up my 17-year-old son and 20-year-old daughter as a solo parent. My daughter Sarah was born with special needs, Add, Dyslexia, dyspraxia, and Irlen’s syndrome. I’ve spent a lot of time doing volunteer work with her half-siblings, three brothers who have intellectual disabilities, autism, Aspergers, dyslexia, and Add.

Whilst doing the above, I ran my own home/mobile business, doing beauty services, makeup, and color analysis, called “Your Image”. I gained valuable business skills. I still use them today, transferring these skills into my writing, volunteer work, and life. For example, managing communication, budgeting, organizational, goal setting, planning, people, and study skills.

I worked as a nurse and support worker full and part-time after selling “Your Image” business.  I did this for eighteen years before deciding to concentrate solely on a writing career in 2014.

Published my first book in November 2019.

Published my second book on August 2020.

Became a writing mentor in April 2020 and published many articles and short stories online

Set up my own website and blog from scratch, self-taught.

Became a content/copywriter in 2020.

Began writing for apps in 2021.

Won a local writing award with "Writing Sparks" for my short story "Stargazing."

Wrote and published "Johnathan" co-authored with Richard Brooke



(Certificates and links available on request)

2021 Co-authored and published "Johnathan" By Richard Brooke and Elise Brooke.

2021 Working for Leveraged Writers as a content writer, this is ongoing.

2021 Write and publish monthly newsletters for "The NZDreamBlog"

2021 Write and publish fortnightly articles and posts to "The NZDreamBlog."

2021 Write and publish writer resources to "The NZDreamBlog." This is ongoing.

2021 Interview and publish to my site many authors, this is ongoing.

2021 Edit and Publish guest post articles for my site. This is ongoing.

2021 Write articles and poetry for Lillian Brummet, "Conscious Blog." This is ongoing.

2021 Wrote and published "Stargazing" with Regina de Wolf's blog, "rdewolf."

2021 Wrote and published "Hidden Agenda" 

2021 Wrote and published "Culture Shock"

2021 Wrote and published "Homemakers"

2021 Wrote "My circle of life," article for Sarah White at "Truestorieswelltold."

2021 Wrote "Freelancing for beginners" for Vigina's blog.

2021 Wrote "Why write your story" for "Winniesbooks."


2020 Wrote and published "The New Zealand Dream, growth and destruction."

2020 Created the New Zealand Dream blog this is ongoing.

2020  Writing mentor for Whitieria Polytechnic and privately from home, this is ongoing.

2020  Wrote “You will never take my soul,” published, to my blog and other websites.

2020  Wrote “The circle of Life” essay, published.

2020  Wrote and published “The New Zealand Dream,” Growth and Destruction by Sheila Smith (pen name.)

2019  Wrote “Stargazing” a short story, published

2019  Wrote “Hidden Agenda” a short story, published

2019  Wrote and published “The New Zealand Dream,” The seeds are sown by Sheila

2019 Marketing, promotion, and social media management of "The NZDreamBlog," and author platforms.  This is ongoing.

2019 Web creation of "The NZDreamBlog."

2019  Creative writing diploma: Whitireia Polytechnic

2010  Management New Zealand Institute Of Management

2005  Business Te Wananga O Aotearoa Sustainable School of Business

2004  Business Chamber Of Commerce

2003  Computing and business administration: Waimarie


Hire me to be your personal mentor in writing your own story or completing that written assignment.

Article and content writing

I am an experienced article and content writer. available for hire. 

Creative writer

I can write for you in many genres, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's books, and scripts.

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