What I do...

I'm a published author, hyperlocal editor and qualified teacher.

My credentials:


Five Degrees

Including one (First Class Honours) in English (literature, incorporating language), three at postgraduate level.


Fully Qualified Teacher

Fully qualified teacher status (secondary) with many years of teaching and supporting adults in higher education/developing study skills.


Freelance Journalist

Previously, and currently a freelance journalist/feature writer/website editor (4 sites).



Published 6 books.



Edited numerous books.


English Specialist

Last general election, 2015, Dawn and I worked together on my press release and web page content. Her professionalism and general understanding of media gave me peace of mind and one less thing to worry about, at a period of immense pressure and stress. Dawn was amazing and I shall continue to work with her in the future.

Paula Dolphin

Cornwall Councillor and Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

In 2016 www.businessthink.co.uk commissioned Dawn to proof read and copy edit our new book, Game Change. Dawn completed this work to a very tight deadline and gave us very precise guidance on how to make improvements. Great value for money and great work. We would have no hesitation in recommending Dawn.

Elliot Forte

Who am I?

12004908_445990912254997_6826343469985446015_nI moved to the south-west five years ago after a varied career in freelance journalism/publishing, alongside teaching and learning support to secondary age pupils and adults.

Since then, I have also developed expertise in website copywriting and social media, working extensively on my hyperlocal website, Bude and Beyond. I contribute to – and publish – other websites, and have also written three Bude books books, with a new one on Pamela Colman-Smith in progress.

A school governor, I enjoy working with young people and adults. I qualified professionally as a secondary school teacher, and have five degrees, including a First in Literature (studied for fun) plus three postgraduate degrees, two in education.

That’s the serious bit. A proactive ‘do it now’ type, I find  writing and editing exciting and intriguing. While the rest of the world around me is surfing and sunbathing, I am busy reading, blogging, and getting the writing right.

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