I have been working as a freelance writer since 2010, following redundancy. I live in the United Kingdom and English is my first, and only, language.
I have written many articles for the internet, including, SEO optimised articles, press releases, blogs and complete websites. I have written for both the US and UK markets. Unfortunately, the nature of this writing, means anonymity. Some of the companies I have written for are, Premier Inns, Fraser Hart, Sky, Love Films and Dartington Crystal,
I have written on a variety of subjects, from wine to car hire, and hotels to jewellery; do not ask about the jelging. The majority of this work has needed researching; you cannot be an expert on such diverse subjects.
I attended a ‘Guardian Masterclass for Long-form Travel Writing‘ where the tutor, Mike Carter, a travel correspondent for The Guardian newspaper and author in his own right was kind enough to comment on my written piece,
“…But, really, as I said earlier, there is very little to find fault with here. You are obviously a good storyteller, with the ability to write well.”
My family has provided respite care for children with disabilities and foster care for less fortunate children. My wife is a child minder, so I regularly assist in caring for young children. We have 3 grown up children and 2 grandchildren.
I enjoy watching rugby and have a keen interest in golf, cycling and travel.
Attended 2 day travel writing course with Mike Carter, author, travel writer and sub-editor for The Guardian newspaper.
National Vocational Qualification 4 Management
2008 – 2009
Private Rented Sector Development Coordinator
Bond Board Coordinator
Tenancy Support Worker
2003 – 2011
Self Employed Painter & Decorator
I ran my own one man decorating business provided both internal and external decorating services to clients.
2000 – 2003
1979 – 2000
Many varied duties over my 21 year employment.
Patrolled offices and factory units as a mobile dog patrol unit.
1978 – 1979
Corporal – Royal Military Police
1974 – 1978
Various police and peace keeping duties while serving in Germany and Northern Ireland where I received a General Service Medal, Northern Ireland.