Trained copy and script writer.
Last active: 4 days ago
I am new to Upwork.
I am a New Zealander living in Thailand.
I trained, in my formative years, as a copy writer for print media and and as a script writer for television advertising and as such I have written many radio scripts, TV scripts and advertisements for print media - even although this was many years ago. I have spent the last ten years writing print and video copy for the real estate industry. I have also been writing my own travel blog of my 'adventures' in SE Asia. I have been a professional actor and, with that background, I am also adept at video and TV presentation. I have had some experience sub editing.
I have had a well rounded background in life and from 'the school of hard-knocks'. My experiences range from advertising, fashion design, sales, professional acting, motivational speaker, restaurateur, bar manager, hospitality, retailer, tourist guide, photographer, real estate sales and promotions - and a few other things that I have forgotten about - and from these experiences I an am able to draw on moments that help enrich my writings. They have helped developed my skills and that has allowed me to become a 'story-teller' and draw people into my writings.
I have no illusions that I might be a second Shakespeare or Hemingway but I am able to write in an engaging and, sometime, humorous manner.
I have spent a period of time, latterly, among the the Hill Tribes, Akha, Lisu and Lahu, on the Thai/Burmese border This has given me a different perspective on life and has helped my 'rounding off' process.
I am very disciplined, and so am able to keep to deadlines, and like to think I have integrity - if we do not have that then what do we have?
My life mantra is 'The basic attribute of mankind is to look after each other'.
I hope you like what I write here, about myself - self praise is always difficult - and I hope that we might work together in the future.