said Ken

Write. Edit. Publish.

Simple writing is not so simple.

Join me as we explore the written word, the complexities and nuances, the style and structure, and all that has to offer.

Traveller. Investigator. Writer. Editor. 

Four words that describe who I am. A seasoned traveller with a love of learning about new places, people and cultures. I take those experiences and distil them into words.

I was also a police investigator for many years, where I needed to both look and see. I have an eye for the small details. I make sure my words say what I mean in a way that makes them accessible to more people.

I’m relaxed and approachable. I crave to make the written words of myself and others the best they can be.

Traveller. Investigator. Writer. Editor. 

This is who I am.

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