I love language. I’ve worked with it all my life, as a linguist, teacher and writer. Now, I help businesses develop a clear, authentic voice across their web, newsletter and social media presence. Find out about my writing services and see some examples of my work for business websites here.
My qualifications and experience: I have an MA in teaching English to speakers of other languages, and a PhD in bilingualism and language education. I’ve also got fifteen years’ experience teaching University students about the structure and use of English.
My skills: My writing is clear, accurate and engaging, and I love explaining technical and complex ideas in fresh, accessible ways. I’ve written about language and music for the Guardian, including this on portmanteau words like phablet and fauxhawk, this on the art of subtitling foreign-language TV dramas for British screens, and this on ladies’ barbershop singing.
My writing’s often funny – I lowered the tone at Women’s Cycling magazine, where I wrote unreliable horoscopes for cyclists, and a regular column dishing out humorous advice. I also wrote this daft French vocabulary quiz for the Guardian. Other writing has appeared in Total Women’s Cycling, Singletrack Magazine, BikeRadar, grit.cx, and Sinfini Music.
I also know my social media, understand email lists, newsletters and surveys, and can build websites in WordPress. Oh, and I speak French and German.
Browse my writing portfolio, look at my writing for business websites, read my personal blog (opera, barbershop, cycling and satire), and contact me if you’d like me to write for you.