[ About Me ]

Meet Elen Turner

I’m a PhD-qualified writer and editor who has been creating and shaping compelling content for print and web publications and academic and independent authors/writers for nearly a decade. Currently based in the small New Zealand city of Nelson, I work with publications, businesses and writers around the world, including Australia, the USA, Canada, Nepal, and Singapore.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Australian National University 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts with First-Class Honours, English and History, University of Otago 2006
  • Diploma for Graduates, Art History, University of Otago 2006

[ Futher training and profesionnal development ]


  • Introduction to Professional Academic Editing online course, Ideas on Fire, 2021
  • ACES Conference 2021 (online)
  • CIEP Conference 2020 (online)
  • EFA Developmental Editing for Academics, online course, 2020
  • How to Write the Perfect Fiction Editorial Report, Louise Harnby (CIEP accredited course), online course, 2020
  • EFA Proofreading and Copyediting with The Chicago Manual of Style, online course, 2020
  • CIEP Proofreading I, online course, 2020
  • EFA Foundations of Storytelling, online course, 2020
  • Club Ed Developmental Editing of Non-Fiction, online course, 2020


  • Himalayan Writers Workshop with Eric Weiner, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2016
  • Matador U Travel Writing Course, Introductory and Advanced, online courses, 2015-16
  • Pink Pangea Travel Writing & Yoga Retreat, Costa Rica, 2015
  • Gotham Writers Workshop Creative Writing Course, online course, 2014

Teaching Experience

‘Jane Eyre’, course convenor,
Australian National University, 2013

‘Modernist Literature’, tutor,
Australian National University, 2013

‘Victorian Literature’, guest lecturer,
Australian National University, 2012

‘Introduction to Gender Stuies’, tutor,
Australian National University, 2012