how i can help you

  •  freelance feature writing for newspapers, magazines, blogs, newsletters or house newspapers

  • ghost writing autobiographies, fiction, non-fiction, articles

  • copy-editing and proof reading

  • manuscript appraisals for books, fiction or non-fiction

  • online writing coaching

  • tutoring on distant learning courses for writers

Prices are individual, by project length and subject to discussion. 


Please contact me by email or phone or fill in the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible. If you receive my message taker by phone, please do leave a message for my response. 


Kind regards


my writing path

  •  editorial assistant, TV journalism

  • senior reporter, local newspapers; 

    • bylined page editor: theatre

    • bylined group woman's page editor to two newspaper groups

  • freelance features, national newspapers and magazines, eg Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Stage, The Lady and many others

  • editor:

    • Call Boy - British Music Hall Society magazine

    • various house magazines

  • editorial board Manchester Justice

  • creative writing tutor - fiction, non-fiction, autobiography, scriptwriting :

    • Writers' News

    • The Writers' Bureau

    • Open College of the Arts

    • ​Secondary school writing workshops

  • editorial consultant - my consultancy, Keyword Editorial 

  • publisher  - my educational publishing company, Dextral Books

  • CACDP trained and qualified text summariser in real time for deaf people

  • MA from University of Salford in TV/radio scriptwriting

  •  by traditional publishers:

    • Living Left-handed (Bloomsbury);

    • Left-handed Helpline (Dextral Books) - British Medical Association (BMA) award;

    • Left-hander's Handbook (Robinswood) -  2nd BMA award;

    • ADHD: The Essential Guide (Need2Know Books)

  • radio play A Bench in the Park for hospital radios UK and USA

  • member Society of Authors

Get In Touch
open online
Weekdays:      - hours to suit
Other               - by arrangement
Tel:: (0)161 445 0159


location and contact


 Manchester Piano Tutor and Write Words Editorial are based in east Didsbury, south Manchester.

Clients come from near and far normally but during the coronavirus crisis, piano students learn online on Skype in the privacy and comfort of their own homes.

Online lessons are available to students anywhere in the UK and abroad.

Write Words Editorial clients continue to contact us by phone and email. 



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