Need help constructing a clear sentence? I believe everyone can write well. With 15 years’ experience in the communications field, postgraduate editing qualifications and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment, I can help hone your writing skills to communicate with confidence. Learn practical skills and tips and tricks to write like a pro.
For communications projects big and small. From ghostwriting a blog post to a media release for the launch of a new product, I can create and execute a tailored communications strategy, including media liaison and social media planning.
A well written sentence ensures a message is understood. From business books to speeches, media releases and feature articles, blog posts, brochures, training manuals and reports, my pen (or rather keyboard) does not discriminate. Communicate with clarity. Let me write for you.
As an eagle-eyed editor, I can polish your prose to perfection, recrafting your thoughts into user-friendly content. I hold a Master of Arts (Editing and Publishing), am a member of the Society of Editors (Qld) and former editor of Shanghai Family magazine.
Want a fresh set of eyes to check for spelling and grammar before you press print? I can proofread your designed document to avoid any fateful errors that may lead to your project being pulped. I can spot a spelling error a mile off.
Business writing workshops coming soon.
Have a story worth sharing? There’s nothing more I love than pitching to the paper and seeing our words in print.
Communicating with clarity is my passion, whether it be writing, editing, speaking, proofreading, advising, liaising with the media or training in the art of writing well. I'm a kiwi by birth, Aussie by heart and Chinese by association, having lived in both Beijing and Shanghai. As a result of five-and-a-half years living as an expat in China (monitoring the air quality index daily), I have a greater appreciation for blue sky, fresh air and warm sunshine that are too often taken for granted in Australia. I live in Brisbane and my three daughters are my greatest joy.
Communicate with clarity. Let me write for you.
Editing and proofreading
Polish your prose to perfection.
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Coaching and Workshops
Learn practical skills, tips and tricks to write like a pro.
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The joke of the day is proudly brought to you by my daughter (courtesy of her clever English teacher). Enjoy! Q: What is the difference between a cat and a comma? A: One has claws on the end of its paws, and one has a pause at the end of its clause.
Good writing skills are essential in today’s competitive world. A couple of spelling mistakes in an email or words used incorrectly in a proposal can really affect your credibility. Homograph Today we look at words that are spelt the same but have a different meaning depending on their pronunciation. This is called a homograph.