Ever since I was a little girl, I loved the written word. As a 5-year-old, my collection of “Golden Books” was the envy of the neighborhood. By 10, the bookshelf was bulging with tales of adventure, fantasy worlds and far off places. Carolyn Keen, Franklin W. Dixon, Enid Blyton and C.S. Lewis rocked my world. As time wore on they were replaced with Raymond E. Feist, Janny Wurts, James A Michener and Elizabeth George. Although, I do like to revisit Narnia at least once every five years.
I loved to write as well as read. My first taste of fame was a poetry competition in third grade. First prize was a free lunch at the tuck shop! Now that was hitting the big time! A pie and crisps never tasted so good.
Adulthood arrived, and aspirations of becoming a famous author made way for the day to day business of being a “grown-up.” Instead of stories I wrote policies, procedures, work instructions, risk management plans, and training resources. Don’t get me wrong. I made an excellent living, and I’m pretty dang good at it. But it’s not the same thing as topping the New York Time’s best seller list, is it? Thankfully all that experience comes in very handy when writing for others.
My husband Tim is a Graphic Designer, and we’ve both embraced a “location independent” lifestyle. We’re both qualified English (ESL) teachers and divide our time between exploring new destinations and teaching in Ho Chi Minh City. Trust me. There’s no better way to get a thorough grasp of the English language than to teach it!
I now freelance for a diverse set of clients, across multiple forum and media. I base my success on four fundamental principles. Quality, Experience, Value, and Client Satisfaction. If you need someone reliable to help out with your writing and editing needs, then GET IN TOUCH . Want to know more about the services I offer? You can learn more HERE.
I’ve rediscovered my voice and the motivation to write through our travels. What started out as a journal on Travelpod, became two established websites and this freelancing writing business. (If you want to see more check out Ho Chi Minh City Highlights and Catch Our Travel Bug.)
I also wrote a book to help out other long-term travelers. It got great reviews and lots of positive feedback. If you’d like to check it out you can find it here: Get Away Worry Free – Pre-trip Tips for Long Term Trips. The second edition will be out in the next few months and will include feedback and wishlists from my readers, along with a whole raft of new resources and tools.
I’ll publish my first children’s book later this year which is super exciting. My 10-year-old niece is helping out on this one which is very cool. And, I have at least two specialty guides for Ho Chi Minh City in the pipeline as well. If you’d like to be one of the first to know about any of these new releases then let me know and I’ll keep you in the loop.
So that’s all about me and my crazy life. What are you up to? Do you need a writer or are you wanting to write yourself? Can I help you with anything or answer a question? Or, do you know something you think I should know? Get in touch HERE.