I’m Irish, 50-ish and and wondering where the last 30 years went. I have a husband (in residence) and two grown-up daughters (sadly, both emigrants). I live in Co Laois but Donegal is ‘home’ home and I miss it.
To pay the bills, I edit for the Plain English Service in Ireland; I lecture (sometimes) in various educational establishments; I work as an external authenticator/examiner for FETAC (Further Education and Training Awards Council); and I design and deliver editing and journalistic writing courses for anyone who wants them.
I’m a general pen for hire – I’ll write pretty much anything for pretty much anyone who’s paying.
I’m thinking about running courses in English language usage for Business because I nearly faint on a daily basis at the poor quality of business communications from people who should know better.
Oh and I also correct people’s spelling and grammar on Twitter. They don’t always appreciate it. But I don’t care.