I am a highly skilled wordsmith, with two decades of experience in journalism, copywriting, web copywriting, feature writing, blog writing, ghost writing (fiction and non-fiction), researching, editing, web content editing and proof reading.
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I have lived in the US (Seattle) for a number of years and so am also an excellent UK English to American English translator and familiar with US terms and sentence structure.
I am also a fully trained and experienced life coach and expert in the self development field.
My representation is one...
I live in a 200-year-old cottage in an English village with my husband, Tim, and our boy, Thomas, who's eight. We share our home with our dog, Myrtle, and three cats.
Two years ago I left my work as a city journalist in London, exchanging the rat race for a peaceful village life and am now a full-time freelance writer and editor. I'll be working for you from my office, which is a sunshine drenched converted shed in our back yard.
I love all aspects of writing and copy editing and think it's important to create the clearest and most interesting communications possible. I'm a creative thinker. Years of working for UK national celebrity gossip magazines and women's consumer titles makes my writing a little different from the rest. I'm a brilliant headline writer and I can get straight to the heart of what the customer, client or reader wants. I know the emotional sell.
I'm a clear concise writer. I can translate the most convoluted corporate-speak into plain English and make anything an interesting read. Frankly, I could write about cleaning the bath and make it as exciting as white water rafting!
My main interests are in self help and self development as I am a fully trained and experienced life coach, but I am able to write about any subject.
I'm a great editor. Years of sub editing magazines means my copy is clean, error-free and cut back to the bare basics. Less is almost always more. I can take raw stream-of-consciousness copy and transform it into...
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The Food Philosophy
2006 - Present
I have written an online course for compulsive overeaters, which is provided through my website. I am also author of a book on the same subject, currently going through the publishing process.
Now (high-profile UK celebrity gossip title)
Senior sub editor/chief sub editor/feature writer
1998 - 2006
I was a member of staff for six years and a freelancer for two years. During my time at Now, I switched roles, from editing to writing and back.
Woman magazine (established UK women's title)
Researcher/Senior sub editor
1988 - 1996
Woman magazine has been a popular women's magazine since 1928. I began as an editorial assistant and researcher and moved on to become a sub editor. I was with them for eight very happy years.