I’m a writer, and my speciality is providing the creative content for websites, newsletters, brochures or anything that needs a good standard of copy-writing, proof-reading, editing or sub-editing.
I can also train people to go through the process from generating an original idea to producing the final output – and not just in printed words, but also in audio podcasts or on film.
If you’re looking for someone to work with you to help promote your organisation or its projects, then give me a call or drop me a line.
See My Story for more details of my experience, but in short:
- I am a journalist with more than 20 years experience of telling stories that make a difference – particularly those that wouldn’t normally be heard.
- I have worked in the press office of an international NGO, for a local newspaper and run my own business since 2005, specialising in Media Relations and PR for charities and the not-for-profit sector.
- I have produced three films, the third of which I also wrote, filmed and edited. It’s called It’s Not Easy and tells the story of Millennium Stars FC, a grassroots football team set up in Liberia by war-affected children, in their own words.
- I’m currently writing the story of Millennium Stars, which I hope will be finished by summer 2015.
I recently began contributing stories, photos and podcasts to The Works Consett, an online newspaper for my home town in the North of England.
Since 2012, I have contributed regularly to the online magazine known as The Good Men Project. I began to get interested in the topic of ‘men’s liberation’ a few years ago, and it stayed in my mind for some time.
I then wrote a piece about what it meant to be a young man growing up in the developing world, from conversations I had had with Millennium Stars Team members. It was published by my friends at Proexposure, a wonderful organisation, doing photo training in the developing world, acting as an agency for their protegees and promoting their work and good examples of photo work on their blog.
Some pieces I wrote before I knew about blogs and technical wizardry – about working in Ethiopia teaching English to former street-children in 2009 or a four-month visit to Spain in 2005 which included working on farms and walking the Camino de Santiago are linked below: