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It all started when...

I wrote a letter of complaint to an editor about the standard of his published reviews. 

His response? You try it then.

That was my first writing job. I say  job although it was paid only through the joy of seeing my name in print. Through it I learnt to meet a deadline, write to a word limit, the brilliance of having an editor who made my pedestrian words sing and how to use a thesaurus amongst other things. It led to paid work and published reviews in  the Australian Book Review, the Age and the Australian.

I am a professional writer, facilitator and practising coach with more than 20 years experience in developing and presenting effective writing programs. As the author of more than 300 published articles, reviews, manuals, blogs and e-books, I am practised in finding words that make a difference. 

I'm a Writer and Writing Coach living and working in the Otway Region of Victoria, Australia. My reviews and articles have been published in and I have worked as a writer for hire for 15 years. I am an independently published poet and run writing courses for local government bodies and individuals who are getting started. I am the developer of the  10 terrific tactics for winning writing.