Dr Margot Schwass is ANZSOG’s Case Writer and Researcher in Wellington, based part-time in the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW). She undertakes commissioned case research and writing, and has a senior editorial role across the entire case program.
Margot has significant case-writing experience and is a longstanding freelance contributor to the ANZSOG Case Library. She has produced some of the library’s most popular cases on public policy and management in New Zealand, as well as writing some of our first Pacific cases.
Alongside her role with ANZSOG, Margot works as a freelance writer, editor and teacher. Over the past twenty-five years, she has undertaken projects for New Zealand government agencies (including Treasury, the Bioethics Council, and the Ministries for Education and the Environment), published three non-fiction books and provided editorial and research services to publishers in New Zealand and elsewhere. She is also a partner in Words@Work, a writing training business which works with decision-makers, analysts and other public sector professionals for whom high-level writing skills are essential. Margot holds a PhD in New Zealand literature from VUW, and is currently working on a book based on her thesis (to be published by Victoria University Press in 2018).
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