Thanks for visiting. I’m a writer and communications consultant now working mostly in the third and not-for-profit sector. My most recent client is The Open University for which I interview and write up student testimonials. This work means a very great deal to me as I was a late developer myself (see all about me).
I also recently worked for the relationship charity OnePlusOne in particular helping to run a digital campaign to direct traffic to their free online service for separating parents: splittingup-putkidsfirst.org.uk I also write articles for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Warwick University and I’ve been a media strategist and adviser for the NHS.
In addition to my “comms” work I’ve been a copywriter for Virgin Trains, Families at Work, QUIT – the charity that helps people stop smoking – Stoke on Trent City Council, Staffordshire University and Staffordshire LINk – now called Healthwatch.
Samples of my previous work are posted on my work tab but more recent clips are now on my blog, see below.
Since February 2013 I’ve been blogging about a diet I had to go on to cut the risk of diabetes, heart attack and strokes. I’ve called it The Giant Aunt Diet. Because I am one and I need to be on one! It’s a blisteringly honest account of struggles with my weight, the need to reduce it and a look at the role emotions play in eating and more to the point over eating.
My first post explains all about the Paleolithic diet regime I’m following – or trying to follow! There are no sponsored links and no paid content. Anything I link to is because I like it and think readers may find it interesting. No one has ever asked to be included in the blog – or, as yet, excluded!
All news items about me are now in this blog which I update on a regular basis. I’ve started doing book reviews on it because there’s only so much you can ever say on a diet blog!
Be a journalist
For more than 30 years I worked in journalism and I know journalists’ websites are often visited by people keen to break into the industry. So I’ve put a bit about this under my FAQs and there are also some helpful websites listed in the links I like tab. I hope it’s useful.
If you wish to contact me directly please click on the email link here. I’m also on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for which which there are buttons (see right). I accept all requests to join networks and I usually follow back on Twitter.
Thanks for stopping by.