I'm a book mentor, editor, and author with substantial experience in editing and book development and a Masters in English Literature from the University of Oxford.
As a book coach and editor, I've helped over 30 experts all over the world create their books, in the fields of business coaching, personal development, fiction, and academic monographs. I specialise in helping you make your expertise accessible to the layperson. The topics I've worked on cover a huge range of subjects, including entrepreneurship, marketing, creativity in business, branding, sales, business management, property, sustainability, decision making, time management, personal development – even medieval chivalry and Foucauldian architecture. I also have interests in psychology, physics, computing, philosophy, and art.
As an author, I’ve ghostwritten seven novels and pseudonymously published a novel, novellas, and short stories. Under my own name, I've published fiction and articles in journals, magazines, and anthologies, and presented at conventions, conferences, and book fairs. I am currently working on a literary slipstream novel, for which I have received a Society of Authors grant.
I have a Masters in English Literature from the University of Oxford, UK (where I now live) and a First in English Literature from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where I grew up.
writing people doing what they love best helping people new ideas
I started reading at age 3 and have barely stopped since, except to sleep. (You can read while you eat.) I've written since I learnt to grasp a pencil. I live and breathe books; I dream and think in written words. Writing, in short, is my thing.
I passionately believe that the world is big enough, and people are various enough, for everyone to make a living doing what they love best. That everyone has their thing and there are micro-niches enough to go around. I love working with people who share this view and are making a life out of their thing.
I am voraciously hungry for ideas and information. One day, I realised that if I wanted to write whole worlds, suddenly everything in the world was fascinating and useful. Every micro-niche, every job, is a microcosm world and I want to get inside it, unpick it, understand it. This is the best part of helping experts write their books, for me: I'm the ultimate reader's advocate, because I really want to discover your expertise.