Writing was possibly the furthest thing from my mind when I started my career, probably because English was my least favourite subject at school. It took me a long time to understand that school English and ‘real life’ English are two very different creatures.
The first twenty years of my career were spent in business and industry. For about half that time I was a line manager in the food manufacturing sector. Then I spent a decade working in various management consulting roles across a wide range of industries. I began writing and editing full time about seven years ago.
Today I work with people, largely in business, who need their ideas translated into the written word but are struggling to achieve this. I have a strong belief that business writing should be clear and readable and should avoid buzzwords and jargon at all costs.
My writing experience includes two books of my own and ten books ghostwritten with clients. I have also assisted many others to pull books and blog posts into shape. In addition, I have built up some good experience in self publishing and am able to assist my clients in navigating that process.