|Julia Marshall worked in Sweden for 12 years, most recently as Lund regional manager of Appelberg Publishing Agency, a leading Swedish publisher of multi-language company magazines and web communication.
She also worked as managing editor at Appelberg with particular responsibility for starting up new magazines. She worked on a number of internationally award-winning corporate magazines in up to eight languages, for international companies including ITT Flygt, AGA, ASG, and Alfa Laval for whom she was responsible for starting an award-winning combination print-web magazine, here.
Julia at the launch for Elfrida
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In New Zealand, she completed the Victoria University course run by Kate De Goldi in writing for children in 2000 and was national coordinator for the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards in 1999. She trained in publishing for two years with Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, New Zealand before setting up Gecko Press in 2004.
She has First Class Honours in English Literature, from Otago University, New Zealand and was born and brought up on a farm in Marton, New Zealand.