For about 40 years I wrote lots of copy, a bit of poetry and no short stories. Nowadays I try to do quite the opposite. I hate jargon, I love words and I’ve spent a lot of time persuading people to write something that other people will enjoy reading, no matter what the context. I moved to New Zealand in 1990 and continued my career in an upside down way. In 2001 I joined Jane Berney (also a 26 member) to run NZ’s one and only university adschool. I met John Simmons in 2003 at a D&AD Exchange conference and I’ve been a big fan of his and of 26 ever since. I’m still freelance copywriting as well as running workshops on writing for marketing departments. The shortest story I’ve ever written runs to 160 words and it was published in Flash magazine in the UK. I am exceedingly delighted about that.
Favourite Word: 'sluberdegullion'
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