- Crook, GB
- £7 /hr
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I am a freelance writer of children's fiction and educational materials with a specialism in literacy. Previous publications include sppoky short stories for children, a selfmore...I am a freelance writer of children's fiction and educational materials with a specialism in literacy. Previous publications include sppoky short stories for children, a self study guide for EFL students on spoken English and participation in an e-book for children's writers. I am an experienced blogger and article writer with experience in teaching ESOL, Adult Literacy, Family Learning and Creative Writing.
Area Covered: United Kingdom, United States
Work Experience Summary: Publications:
Speaking English, Handling Everyday Situations with Confidence. Published by Studymates Press 1st edition 2000, 2nd edition 2003, 3rd edition 2005
The Ghost Twin Tales, Mini Mysteries and Kooky Spookies
Three short stories published by Pinestein Press 2007
I Wish Someone had Told Me That
e-book article published by Children’s Book Insider
Poems published in national magazines, such as Candis and Chat as well as several small press magazines, including Pause, TOPS and Iron.
Articles for local newspapers and an article for an anthology entitled, “I Remember, the North East.” published by Pentland Press.
Currently writing a range of poetry and spelling resources for Zig Zag publications
Writing related experience:
Darlington College: Basic Skills Creative Writing Summer School, Entry level to Level 2.
Focus on Learning: TROCN Creative Writing Levels 1 • 3
a range of innovative school and community based
projects including the creation of:
a local newspaper in conjunction with Sunderland Echo
a school newspaper printed by Weardale Press
a Harry Potter Radio Project, in conjunction with Sunderland
The Butcher’s Secret: a play written and recorded by primary-aged
writing and creating books by parents for and/or with their children
Currently facilitator of a Creative Writing class for beginners funded by an Arts Access Grant.
Education Summary: Education:
1980 - 1983 B.A. in English with Dip Ed: Stirling University
Cert in Teaching English as a Second Language
Initial Cert in Teaching Basic Skills
Level 4 Literacy Teaching Certificate
Creative Writing Qualifications:
2003 TROCN Creative Writing Level 3
2005 Institute of Children’s Literature: Diploma in Writing for
Children and Teenagers