|Company Name:||Write up your alley|
|Media:||Advertising, Books, Internet - Website and Blogging, Consumer Magazines, Social Media|
|Speciality:||General, Travel, Academic, Education, Humour, Columnist, Culture, Fiction, Training|
|Profession:||Writer, Copywriter, Editor, Trainer/Lecturer, Proofreader, Subeditor, Researcher, Script Writer, Transcriptionist, Copyeditor|
My life is spent not drowning; but happily waving, in a sea of words; reading, writing, speaking, listening to and thinking about them.
A degree in English, together with a rich and varied work experience history has provided me with a wide range of skills. My passion for education is reflected in the ten fulfilling years I spent teaching six- and seven-year olds; relishing the sheer delight on their faces as they discovered, for the first time, the joys held within the written word. In addition, I have taught adults to speak, read and write English as a second language; trained both children and adults on various computer systems; and written and designed training manuals. The years I spent working as a personal assistant and legal secretary (both locally and in London), have resulted in an ability to type at the speed of light.
Blessed with an eagle eye; I pounce on spelling mistakes and grammatical errors with the accuracy of a raptor swooping down from the heavens and plucking mice out of wheat fields. I am meticulous, thorough and an advocate of triple-checking. My proofreading and editing experience to date has ranged from school reports to books, articles and audio-to-text transcripts. A regular attendee at writing workshops, I write daily because I believe, in the words of Anaïs Nin, that “we write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
I am available for freelance work in the fields of writing, editing, proofreading and transcription.
Please visit my blog on www.writeupyouralley999.wordpress.com for samples of my writing.
I look forward to hearing from you!