How I started

For many years I worked with people who wrote words for a living, as an editor at Penguin Books.

Paris and beyond

Then in 2011 I left Penguin to go to Paris and see if I could get my small, part-French son to speak French.

After returning with my now bilingual boy in hand, I did everything from compiling an anthology of love poems, to working with Alain de Botton’s School of Life, to teaching at Brighton, Brunel, and beyond.


I also worked with people who weren’t writers and didn’t want to be writers, but had to write things.

It made me think a lot about how what you write can make the difference between keeping a client or losing one, and between getting the go-ahead for a project or seeing it fade to nothing.

old typewriter

So now I help architects and designers think, write and talk about what they do.