Freelance Writer

Whether you need a magazine article, a technical manual, some web copy or any other writing project done fast and done right, I have the right words for you.

 Web Designer

Check out links to the WordPress websites I’ve designed in my Portfolio section and visit WordPress for XYZ for some inspiration to build your own amazing WordPress website.

Author

My first book, Tracing Your Ancestors’ Lives: A Guide for Family Historians, will be published by Pen and Sword in Spring 2017. I’m currently working on my next book, a creative non-fiction work tentatively titled Jessie.

In my previous lives, I was a stay at home mother, a school bus driver and an electromechanical engineering technician specializing in hydraulics and power transmissions. In addition, I’ve had minor life episodes in purchasing, sales, teaching, accounting, web design, and social history research. I currently work as a Senior Manager of IT Operations when I’m not writing or designing websites.

Just enough research is how I begin to write. The challenge of course, is knowing how much research is enough research. Then I write. I outline, then fill in the blanks between, drawing on the research to keep the reader interested. Then I let the words sit for a day or two or even a week until they’ve set and then I read out loud to the cat. Of course, he seldom says anything, but will often meow in agreement if I suggest that a certain passage is awkward and needs a rewrite.

I definitely have a diverse set of hobbies. I like technology, crafts, gardening, web design, family history and photography. And finally, I read. To say that reading is a hobby is a little like saying that breathing is a hobby, but I’m sure that some would consider it one.

Why Choose Me

  • My projects are always on time

  • I provide error-free, final copy

  • I’m organised and efficient

  • I pay attention to all the little details

  • Free quotes on any project, written copy or web design

Find My Work in These Awesome Publications

Discover Your AncestorsInternet Genealogy
Family Tree MagazineWho Do You Think You Are?
Pen and Sword
National Institute for Genealogical Studies