Before I began writing full-time, I worked in industry. Twenty-five years’ commercial and business management, mostly on communications projects across Europe, the Middle East and the beautiful Pacific Rim.
But over the years a niggle grew, an itch I couldn't ignore. As a hobby I'd always loved writing; spare time was filled with research, manuscripts, a cheerful mania for editing. Finally I took a gulp, left the comfort of regular employment and went full-on for the writing malarkey.
To learn my new trade I took an MA in Professional Writing at Cornwall's Falmouth University. It was inspiring; I came away trained in feature writing, literary non-fiction, and research methods.
Now, as well as producing my own material I edit other people's non-fiction copy, business writing and advertorial pieces. From basic spelling, grammar and punctuation checks to major rewrites: refreshing, condensing, amplifying. I'm always happy to sit with the client to understand what's required, I write to style, and I've never missed a deadline.