Bio

How I Got Here

I’ve been writing for other people and organisations for as long as I can remember, my own stories remaining in my head. The Pandemic of 2020 gave me a wonderful opportunity to really study the art of writing and to make a decision regarding my new career and of course start my own novel - 'You will never leave me again'.

Like many craftspeople I was hesitant about the quality of my work despite the months of study. So for several months I worked on a voluntary basis alongside budding authors, helping in the background to ensure their story reached its full potential.  

I still work with those people and love the progress their stories are making. The difference now is I know I am good at what I do. I will always carry on studying, I owe it to my clients but it`s time to make a mark in the real world too.

Words On The Street aims to be different to traditional editing companies. Many authors have a love/hate relationship with their editors, some experience great anxiety when dealing with this head teacher figure who is marking their very precious personal manuscripts. That can`t be right.

So using our substantial experience and increasing knowledge in this area - Words On The Street will be friendly, positive and understanding in all things to do with writing - editing, ghost writing and copy writing. All writers and those with ideas that need writing down will be supported, their work developed, and potential realised. 

DRAMA SHOULD STAY IN THE BOOK NOT IN THE EDITING

As a Wordsmith I am also privileged to be in a position to write about things that are important to me and that I have knowledge of and experience in - from mental health issues to rescue dogs, Home Education to sustainability.

My writing career first started in earnest via Town Planning - unable to draw, my skill with words became my main weapon in arguing the rights or wrongs of a variety of developments.  

Whilst my Portfolio is still being built up, I am always happy to produce a relevant sample of my work - editing, proofreading or article/report writing. You just need to ask.