Write together for pleasure, to express yourself and to share your world with others.
Write in a way that suits your audience and purpose. Write to succeed and achieve.
I’ve taught English in secondary schools for more than 20 years. Sharing my passion for this subject with students and teachers has been extraordinarily fulfilling. Now I’ve taken that passion outside classrooms, to focus on targeted, intensive teaching and learning with individuals, departments and schools.
My ideas and insights will help you develop a distinctive voice for your business, company or organisation. I can work with individuals, small or large groups to help you achieve your communication aims, whether that be on your website, in publications or in your in-house communications.
My own writing encompasses everything from academic writing, to blogs, to poetry. I understand the struggle that good writing involves – as Nathaniel Hawthorne once said: “Easy reading is damn hard work”. I love working with other writers in person or on-line, exchanging ideas and suggestions.
I work with a wide range of people, with a wide range of writing goals. These include business people who want to sharpen their written communications, individuals with writing goals, and groups who want to have fun writing together.
This varies, because I specialise in specific, goal-focussed coaching and writing, Your goal could be anything from a one-off poetry workshop with friends, to on-going editing and support for your business writing. We’ll work out your timeframe together.
We’ll work that out together. All my work begins with a consultation, where we look at where you are and where you want to be.
Costs vary, depending on the length and nature of the work, where it takes place and how many are attending. You’ll find some options outlined on the Services page, but any can be personalised. Contact me to discuss your requirements and needs
Hayley Crosse and Kerry Bloor, Residential Sales Consultants, Property Brokers, Hastings
``We loved Jo's creativeness and time she spent learning our business, learning about us, and she nailed the process of creating our profile on Go One in a timely manner. We would highly recommend Jo. ``
“I approached my first lesson with Jo in nervous trepidation. I was worried I was going back to my 5th form English class of horror. Fortunately, working with Jo was a whole new experience. She made the lessons fun and easy to follow. No question was ever a problem. For the first time in a long time, I began to enjoy writing again. Thank you Jo.”
Hawke’s Bay Prison regional volunteer co-ordinator Karyn Teddy
“The obvious passion and enthusiasm that Jo brings to her teaching is contagious – even to some of the most unlikely students. Jo also has a wonderfully creative way of adapting any situation to get the best possible outcome for her students.”