About me


Barbara Graham, freelance publishing services, Wellington, NZ

I’m a freelance publishing professional with years of experience in print and digital publishing. I’ve worked for New Zealand publishers Bridget Williams Books, Huia Publishers, Massey University Press, Playmarket, Te Papa Press and Victoria University Press, for organisations such as the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, the New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment and Victoria University of Wellington, and for numerous academic journals.

Usually in Wellington, New Zealand. Currently in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Singing, music, theatre, literature, language, travel, food, French language and culture, social sciences, biological sciences, marine sciences, New Zealand history, New Zealand contemporary issues. Also my two-year-old son, my husband, and my two cats!

Diploma in Publishing (Applied), Whitireia; BMus (Performance Voice) and BSc (Marine Biology), Victoria University of Wellington; AMusA, AMEB; ATCL, Trinity College.


  • PANZ internship, Whitireia New Zealand, Wellington, 2014
  • 1st place, Alliance Française Song Competition, Wellington, 2013
  • 1st place, Concours de Festival de Musiques et Langue Françaises, Paris, France, 2010
  • 1st place, Napier Aria, Napier, 2010
  • Lankhuyzen/Whetu Kairangi Masonic Trust Award, Freemasons NZ, Wellington, 2009
  • Mona Ross Scholarship, New Zealand School of Music/VUW, Wellington, 2009
  • Mary McHardy Scholarship, New Zealand School of Music/VUW, Wellington, 2008

Editorial and publishing coordinator; opera and musical theatre singer/performer; freelance publishing professional.