Skills

I can tell a good story, create winning websites and drum up a design which speaks a thousand words, but what really lights my fire is lighting the fire in aspiring entrepreneurs to help them break down barriers and achieve their dreams.

 

Writing and design have been my business for a long time, but starting my own business has lit new fires in my belly to help other aspiring entrepreneurs to reach their goals.

After almost 25 years in journalism, I like to think I can always be relied on to tell a good story. Obviously grammar and spelling are strong skills, as is my ability to interact and build rapport with people from all walks of life in one-on-one interview sessions.

 

As well as years of experience as a reporter, I am a professional sub editor, able to spot a literal at a thousand paces and write an attention grabbing headline with my eyes closed (not literally, obviously!)

You can count proofreading and editing other people’s copy as way up there on the skillometer after years of whipping junior reporters’ copy into shape.

My love of newspaper page design has since morphed into a burning enthusiasm for design in general – adverts, corporate brochures, fliers, business cards, logos, leaflets – I love ’em all!

Websites are also a self-taught speciality.

After learning basic html and css during a brief stint as a web editor in the early noughties, I have dabbled in various website building software, but these days prefers to keep things simple.

WordPress is now my website weapon of choice and I have used it with great success for my own business websites, including spaldingvoice.co.uk, which has thousands of visitors, and rant-media.co.uk.

After successfully launching Rant Media (www.rant-media.co.uk) at the beginning of 2017, I am continuing to upskill further and have completed courses in life coaching and NLP techniques to equip me in my quest to help others conquer obstacles and reach their goals.

My latest training goals include SEO for local businesses and social media, digital and content marketing.

My latest business venture Impetus4 – a four-step programme for success, which includes help with business admin, specialist tasks such as social media and branding, as well as life coaching and business mentoring, can be found at www.impetus4.com.

 

 

Values

I believe in honesty, fairness and respect. I wear my heart on my sleeve, stick to my guns, make decisions, find solutions and get things done. I am always striving to be the best I can be and to help others do the same.

Career

From reporter, sub-editor and web editor to co-founder of an independent newspaper, I am now focused on growing my marketing and design agency and helping other small businesses to write the next chapter in their success stories.

Interests

I am a family-loving mad cat lady with a penchant for K names. I can often be found knee-deep in horse poo. I am a TV box set binger with a weird nostalgia for 80s rock gods and country and western crooners.