I’m an editor and copywriter. My chosen career has been many years in the making… In fact, my earliest memory of feeling the drive to write was when I was about three years old, or so, and I would dictate stories to my grandmother to write down!
I’m not going to regurgitate my CV here. If you want it, you can download it here or have a look at my LinkedIn profile for a more detailed overview of my professional accomplishments. Here, I’m going to give you an insight into me.
I’ve always loved language and communication
While I was growing up, my free time was spent creating stories about magical worlds. When I say “magical” I don’t mean the likes of Harry Potter or the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. These were stories based in settings that I had seen in movies or had experienced in real life.
I come from an Italian family and when I was about 11 or so I wrote a mafia style piece where the characters were based on my family members. Even from that early age, I knew that a golden rule of writing is to write what you know.
The eternal student
Some people who’ve met me have classified me as an eternal student. I supposed that you could term me that as I’ve been studying, in one shape or form, since I was 20. However, I don’t study so that I can live off my parents and avoid the harsh realities of earning a living. I study because I love learning.
I love being able to take everything that I’ve learned and create something new, be it a piece of writing, a conversation with a friend or colleague. I thrive on creating value that comes from imbuing my own insights into something. That’s when I feel that all the pieces of the puzzle fit together well and click.
My philosophy on work
I respect every single one of my clients. I cherish that they have entrusted me with creating their website copy or editing their thesis, which they have spent hours and hours on. I take the time to get to know them and make sure that their voice comes out strongly in the copy that I produce or edit. This is not my work. It’s their’s. And I make sure that it stays that way.
For me, my work is not just a job. It’s a passion. It’s one of the reasons that I live and breathe. It’s taken me a long time to be happy with the career path that found me and, now that I am, I can’t imagine doing anything else.