Helen Leggatt is a British freelance writer living on the South Island of New Zealand.
After a long career in advertising and marketing, working with some of the best agencies in the U.K., she now pursues her passion for writing specialising in a wide variety of current topics relating to e-commerce, online marketing and social media.
As well as having nearly 3,000 articles published by BizReport, Helen has been published in the San Diego Reader (online and in print), the Malvern News and has been written about, as well as writing for, Emigrate NZ magazine.
A former travel writer and sub-editor for SoMuchWorld.com Helen has written of her travels around the globe. After emigrating to New Zealand from the UK in 2004 Helen was asked to write a regular column for the Malvern News in Canterbury, New Zealand, called A Brit in the Boonies.
So popular was the column that the San Diego Reader published five extended versions and the column has now been collated into an ebook of the same name. You can read a sample and purchase the ebook via Smashwords.com.
A passionate and experienced genealogist and taphophile, Helen contributes to genealogy magazines in New Zealand and Australia. She is a member of the Families in British India Society (FIBIS) and the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.
Her cemetery recording project in rural Canterbury, New Zealand, Hunting Kiwis, has received attention from press, radio and print media in New Zealand and the the UK.
Helen’s writing style is straightforward and conversational, often punctuated with her wicked sense of humour and always accurate and to specification.
Although the medication is helping, Helen has never quite recovered from missing out on Bill Bryson’s New Zealand tour.