Thanks to lockdown it's certainly been a strange few weeks, and I seem to have expanded my services from comms and copywriting into home tutoring, gardening and catering. I've even found myself cementing patio cracks and sewing bunting!
Now I've finally found some time to add a few recent projects to this site. In the past year the demand for copy has really grown and I've enjoyed writing on some highly diverse topics, from entertaining children in lockdown, to reviewing business apps to help us work from home to business survival.
A fairly new and fascinating client is Running for Science, a medical project looking at the effect of marathon running on the hip and knee joints. Their extensive research has shown that marathon training actually improves the condition of joints. While the science hasn't yet persuaded me to sign up to run 26 miles, it makes for a fascinating topic for weekly articles and social media.
I've also been getting to grips with an enormously diverse range of exhibitions run by Reed, as part of a project to support with a vast number of visitor and exhibitor emails. It's been fascinating to understand the key issues in cosmetics formulation, Arabian travel, vertical flight and drone manufacturing and oceanology.
I think that's what I love most about my work - there's always something new to learn! In recent weeks, however, that learning has been more about vertical angles, non-chronological reporting and fronted adverbials in my children's schoolwork... and as a consequence I have more respect for teachers than ever.