The value I provide
Are you looking for a writer with these strengths?
I have been a technical copywriter for over 30 years. I was trained in the Howard technical communications agency in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, before moving to Brussels to set up as a freelancer in 1987.
Having worked with companies in a range of industries over the past 30 years, I have built up extensive technical knowledge of all types of products and services. This means I can easily talk with and understand the briefings and input of product managers and technical specialists.
I can easily adapt to your specific requirements. You might require in-house writing support for a few days, on-site help at a conference, an urgent editing service. Whatever type of writing or editing support you need, I will do my best to give you the professional help you need.
I know all too well that you have tight deadlines to meet. That’s why I aim for the shortest possible turnaround of projects. To enable this, I endeavour to keep my in-tray and work in progress list as short as possible.
Whether I am working for you directly or via an agency, I work as a member of the communications team. For some clients I have been part of their internal communications team for over two decades. This aids brainstorming, reduces misunderstandings, and helps the quick, efficient production of communications material.
“A pleasure to work with”
It’s always rewarding when I hear that from a client. I enjoy writing and the contact I have with my clients, and always hope that this pleasure comes out in the content I produce.
Who am I?
British by birth, and now with joint British-Belgian citizenship, I work from my home near Leuven, Belgium.
I have been a freelance writer for over 30 years. For me, the term “freelance writer” covers a multitude of roles: technical copywriter, industry blogger, editor, proof-reader, journalist, conference reporter, social media content creator …
I have provided high-quality writing services to companies operating in a wide range of industries throughout Belgium and the Netherlands as well as Stockholm, Helsinki, Paris, Frankfurt, Toledo (Ohio) and Phoenix (Arizona).
I write because I love writing, whether it’s to convince, encourage, inform, or simply make complicated subjects understandable.
One of my first published articles was in the New Scientist magazine. This led to me being invited to an interview with a technical communications agency in Eindhoven where I was offered a job as technical copywriter. That was in October 1983. After four years at that agency I moved to Belgium to set up as a freelancer, which is where I have been ever since.
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