I BECAME A FREELANCE COPYWRITER BECAUSE I WANTED TO PURSUE MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH WORDS. I'M RATHER GOOD AT WRITING AND I ENJOY HELPING PEOPLE SO IT'S PERFECT FOR ME.
A Little Bit About Me
I adore words. Always have. My relationship with words probably started when I was six or seven years old and my dad read The Hobbit to me. I was hooked. Fascinated with the images I could create from words I'd never heard before.
I also adore people. Trying to understand what makes them tick. They say curiousity killed the cat but it led me towards a degree in Criminology and then into the world of Human Resources (obviously!). I spent 12 years in the Human Resources division of a global financial services company. During this time I worked on training guides, slogans, rewriting policies for the internal website, regulatory risk and legal compliance papers, newsletters, emails and internal magazine articles.
I became a freelance copywriter because of a love affair with words that I just couldn’t quit. I love being able to tell your story and helping you reach new audiences whether that’s through digital content or the printed word. I’ve worked with sole traders and startups through to blue-chips and charities. No matter how big or small your business, I can help you bring it to life.
I can be found in the Pennine Hills of Saddleworth where I occasionally don a blue vest for Saddleworth Runners. To counter the activity I spend the odd hour sniffing books whilst volunteering at my local library. The rest of the time I'm a slave to two cats and a handful of mini-humans. Oh and cake. Don’t forget the cake.
So, Why Is A Raven Like A Writing Desk?
This riddle is posed to Alice by The Hatter, in Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. When Alice gives up the Hatter replies "I haven't the slightest idea". When Lewis Carroll first wrote this he had no answer and no intention of providing one. After constant questions from readers he offered a possible solution in the preface to the final version.
There have been different alternatives offered by different people over the years. I'm not going to write any of them here because I like the idea that there is no answer. That a riddle written for literary nonsense 150 years ago continues to baffle and inspire creativity. Perhaps Carroll was poking fun of our need to find an answer to every question. If you are one of those people who need an answer a quick internet search will give you your fix. Alternatively you can create your own and share it with me over on Twitter or Facebook.