Words are my Passion
Let me use them to help you win more business
I learnt early on that writing was my ‘thing’. I spent many happy hours when a child, writing my own stories and got a gold medal for writing thank you letters after Christmas and Birthdays! I still love brandishing my fountain pen containing my flavour of the month ink and a pretty card to write a note to someone.
My biggest passion is helping people to communicate with each other – it’s a painful experience to be misunderstood. My complete inability to comprehend numbers and maths helps me to appreciate the frustration felt by people who struggle with the written word.
Experience is key
My first ‘proper’ job involved getting time and motion study qualifications. At the time, I had no idea how this played to my strengths. I began to love documenting processes and procedures and figuring out how to make them more productive. I also got heavily involved in translating these documents into training courses and then giving the courses and discovered that I really enjoyed helping others to learn new skills. I spent many years as a technical author.
"Easy reading is damn hard writing"
Later in my career I discovered marketing and was fortunate enough to study for and gain a Degree in Marketing, and this began my interest in bid writing and copywriting. I developed a real passion for marketing and copywriting because it’s all about really understanding your customer and learning the best way to reach them. I tend to view bid writing as the perfect balance between technical writing and marketing – readers want the technical information, but also want to appreciate the benefits of the product or service.
I’ve also been fortunate to be involved in a huge range of business sectors giving me an appreciate of many types of businesses.
Having over 30 years’ experience in business writing certainly brings benefits to my clients. I’d love to share that experience with you.
Variety is the spice of life
I truly believe that variety is the spice of life. This is why I enjoy the various types of business writing and training I get to do. There is a strong synergy between all my services and I enjoy my days in my turret writing for clients as well as my days in the training room with groups of delegates.
What about hobbies?
I’m very lucky to have writing as a hobby as well as a career choice and am re-learning calligraphy after a gap of some years. I also have an affinity with water and have enjoyed a wide range of water sports over the years – everything was from water skiing to sailing. I also like creating things, my current favourite hobbies being quilting, crochet and dabbling with a paint brush. However, my main love at the moment are my two rescue dogs who are unendingly entertaining.
Working with me
I’ve worked with clients all over the world thanks to the internet, Skype, and email. I’ve even trained in Belgium, Amsterdam, the South of France and Delhi in India (but I had to get on a plane for those!). We don’t have to live close to each other to have a successful business relationship anymore. I am lucky to live in the West Midlands so I can get to most of the UK without too much trouble for meetings and training days.
My promise to you
- I will always respond to you within 24 hours
- I’ve never missed a deadline yet and I don’t plan to start any time soon.