I provide my clients with high quality, professional writing services. Past experience in personal finance, writing for business, government, as well as non-profit agencies gives me the versatility to write on a broad range of topics.
I write poetry and short stories. They provide me with an enjoyable avenue to explore creativity through fiction. I have completed my first novel, "Train Hoppers." The quest for an agent is underway. My second novel is nearing completion.
I love to write. It's a life long addiction.
I want my readers to enjoy my creations as much as I do in writing them.
Yes, the photo dates me. I've been writing a long time. Since high school. Join the navy and see the world the recruiter said. So I did. Through a long career in the navy I maintained journals of the amazing places I have visited. Naval officers write a lot, mostly for senior officers. To avoid tedious rewrites I quickly hoisted in the elements of sound writing. Reading is the grist of writing. Books are stacked everywhere. I can't bear to part with them. They are daily reminders of the authors quest, creativity in print.
I write daily, the heap of completed journals fill a shelf. No topic is too small to merit a page. My approach to writing is meticulous research. Like the carpenters old adage, "Measure twice, cut once."
Debt counselling writing
Family Finances writing
Financial planning writing
Business to business/ business to consumer communications
Rates available upon request.
Some sample articles
An article reviewing teaching money concepts to children published in the Island Parent 2012-13 Annual Parent Resource Guide (scroll to pages 14-15): Island Parent Annual Parent Resource Guide- Money Concepts for Kids
An article discussing teenagers and basic money concepts published in the January 2013 Island Parent (scroll to pages 28-29): Island Parent January 2013- Teenagers and Money
An article discussing options for parents funding their children's post secondary education published in the February 2013 Island Parent (scroll to page 30): Island Parent February 2013- Funding Post- Secondary Education
An article offering families 10 ways to shrink their grocery bill published in the January 2014 Island Parent (scroll to pages 18-19): 10 Tips to Help Shrink Your Grocery Bill
An article about stress free holiday shopping in the November 2014 Island Parent (scroll to pages 20-21): Stress Free Holiday Shopping
An article for freelance writers highlighting tips and cautions when using Craigslist (Writers Weekly 02 April 2014): The Right Way to Find Freelance Jobs on Craigslist
Other Writing Services
Proofreading/ Editing- Pollinator Chronicles by Irine Zibin (Novel)
Proofreading/ Editing- various student papers, University of Victoria and Camosun College
Proofreading- Victoria Film Festival 2014, event programme
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"About Me" photo by Shelley Lipke: www.shelleylipke.com