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I have to thank a gentleman named Mike Bosson that you’re reading this. Many years ago in my schooldays, he was my English teacher. I loved to write wildly imaginative stories as a youngster, enjoying the creative process as much then as I do now. Mike (or rather, Mr. Bosson) always seemed to appreciate my work, constantly encouraging me to keep writing and often suggesting freelance writer as a career option I may wish to consider upon leaving school. Preferring rock star, I nonetheless promised him I would continue writing as the time dawned to enter the scary world of work and responsible adulthood.

 

To an extent, I have kept that promise, but only now can I say to him with great pride that I’m finally making my living exclusively as a freelance writer. Up to this point, I have written for free or writing has provided a supplementary income as I worked full-time in other fields, most significantly the music industry. Music is a huge driving force, a great passion in my life; in this respect I have spent many years working in music stores, as a concert promoter, DJ and radio presenter.

It was natural at some point that I would write about music, and so it has been with scores of reviews, previews, interview features and potted biographies for various music magazines and websites over the last decade or so.

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It was always my goal, however, to work exclusively as a freelance writer one day, so I am naturally overjoyed that this has come to fruition. The way has been paved with my work being published at least monthly for the last thirteen years, whether music critique, travel writing, restaurant reviews or any one of many other topics. So I believe I’ve served a decent apprenticeship in reaching the station of fully-fledged freelance writer!

 

I just love writing, so it‘s just as well I decided to become a freelance writer, eh? I get lost in it, paying a perfectionist’s attention to detail in how every sentence sounds, looks and feels, careful to select exactly the right words to express what needs to be. Regardless of the dryness of a commissioned topic, I write with passion and have enough confidence in my ability to tackle most any subject. Consequently, I will consider any offer or project that requires creation of the written word, whether in traditional print media or for the Internet.

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I was born and raised in Birmingham, England, moving to Brighton on the south coast in 1987. After 19½ years in that great town, my wife Susan and I moved to live in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island in her native Canada. It is here in Nanaimo that I have set myself up as a freelance writer.

 

But it was in Brighton that my writing started in earnest, as a contributor of principally music-oriented content to various local and London-based publications. I also worked as an Internet Copywriter at an independent search engine optimization and Internet marketing company for fifteen months prior to moving to Canada, producing keyword-rich content for websites across a broad spectrum of markets.

 

(Internet copywriting is just one of the services I am offering my clients as a freelance writer. Please see the Services page for further information.)

In signing off, I am delighted to report that after losing contact for over thirty years, Mike Bosson and I are back in touch! Much like myself, he has been on many adventures in the intervening period, including running a magnificent stately home in England and a school in the Canary Islands. It will be fun to catch up and... hmmm... maybe I should write his biography?

 
 
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