Three Hats Ltd director, Jane Harris, creates and curates simple, elegant and clear websites for New Zealand authors, literary journals, individual books, writer residencies, publishers, architects, a photographer and an engineering mate who builds lights out of found objects.
Jane is also a freelance Moneypenny for several companies within the New Zealand book trade; currently for the Whitireia Publishing Programme and some New Zealand publishers as a publishing assistant, copy editor and digital strategist. She navigates the unfolding territory of eBooks, eReaders, digitising content and social media with and without Apple iOS6 maps.
She has nineteen years of book selling under her belt. From well-known chain stores, to Unity Books Wellington, to being part of creating an e-commerce bookshop specialising in New Zealand books. She crossed over to the publishing side in 2009 — feeling somewhat like a double agent — where she has gained experience in editing, production and marketing of New Zealand books and related events.
Both of these perspectives, and her ability to create websites, place her in a handy position of being able to understand the requirements and idiosyncrasies of websites in the publishing arena. Her wide interests also enable her to work within other business realms. Ask her about importing the ex-military jet…
Jane is also an able Geek/Non-geek Liaison Officer translating the technical to the non-technical and vice versa.
She finds writing about herself in the third person most odd.