Words. Pretty great, aren’t they?
Can make people laugh, cry, think, care. They can even make people get up and go and change the world...
If you’ve got something to say, but you’re not sure which words to use or whether you’ve used the right ones to achieve the effect you’re after, I can help.
If you’ve got something to say, but you’re not sure which words to use or whether you’ve used the right ones to achieve the impression you’re after, I can help.
I’m a published author, experienced teacher, thought-provoking blogger, versatile copywriter, thorough proof-reader and resourceful editor.
On-line or on paper, whether you’re a yoga guru or a maker of socks, it’s important to create the right impression.
Maybe you want to sound authoritative and trustworthy? Friendly and welcoming? Reassuring and caring? Quirky and off-beat? Cool and trendy? Witty and savvy? Confessional and intimate? Bold and cheeky? Efficient and knowledgeable?
Or maybe just sane would be nice?
Bottom line, whatever your business, the impression you want to create is that you’re a reliable professional with whom your clients will be in safe hands.
And unfortunately, putting an apostrophe in the wrong place once too often, using the wrong kind of‘their’ and jumbling up your paragraphs can often mean that all that painstaking work you’ve done on aligning your chakras and sourcing your organic Booroola wool is going nowhere...
As Oscar Wilde more or less put it, once may be regarded as a genuine mistake, twice looks like carelessness.
But that’s where I can help.
As a former teacher of secondary school, GCSE and A Level English Language and Literature, I’ve had over 15 years' experience of polishing grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation and clarity.
As a published author, blogger and produced screenwriter, I’ve had over ten years’ experience of meeting deadlines, working to briefs and collaborating with creatives and executives.
As a writer, I’m a perfectionist with an eye for flair and detail.
As an editor and proof-reader, I’m resourceful and thorough.
As a person, I’m friendly, conscientious and make a great rum cocktail for after the work is done...
And, most importantly, I enjoy working closely with clients to ensure that we achieve exactly the impression that’s best for you.
You’ve done what you’re good at, now let me make your work shine in the way it deserves.
Whether it's a case of giving your Best Woman speech the once over and adding some jokes (I can do funny ones too on request) or turning your article into the shiny gem the HuffPost are gagging for or transforming your notebook of bus-stopping ideas into luminous website copy - I'm your woman.
See below for more about the kind of help I can offer
Email me if you think you think you might like to work with me.