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What impression is your website creating?

  After taking a break from self-employment for a couple of years, I threw myself back into business with much enthusiasm and found myself out networking and meeting new and interesting people. I always go away and have a look at the websites of people I meet … and I have spotted an issue that could more »

The unexpected bonuses of writing a book

Back in 2013 I wrote my book, The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD. I’d always wanted to write a book and it was really just my own blind ambition that led to it actually happening. What I wasn’t expecting was that writing a book would open a whole lot of opportunities for more »

The Proof Fairy is back in business!

The Proof Fairy’s first rule of blogging – do it regularly. Don’t make your website look like a wasteland, with the occasional blog post every now and then, and gaping silent gaps in between. It doesn’t create a good impression of your business,it doesn’t do you any favours ….. And what happens on my own site? more »

The Pros and Cons of Traditional Publishing

Back in 2013 I published my first (and so far only) book, The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD, about raising my lovely son Daniel, who has had a pretty challenging life. The book came about after many years of wanting to become an author, and a lot of frustration at proofreading more »

Fake it till you make it … Is it always a good idea?

How often have you heard the phrase “Fake it till you make it” – particularly when it comes to business? Right from when you first start your business, even though you’re working in your dressing gown in a corner of the bedroom, even though you haven’t actually got any clients yet and the cat answers your more »

7 Tips to Help You Become an Expert Blogger

I’m a big fan of blogging, not least because it goes a long way in positioning people as experts. In fact, blogging on one of my other websites has worked perfectly for presenting me as an expert on one particular topic – for my status as an “expert blogger” gifted me a slot on Sky News! more »

For amazing people everywhere – what’s YOUR story?

Every year in March we celebrate International Women’s Day (and before anyone complains, yes there is an International Men’s Day too!). I’m not a huge fan of these “days” – they normally seem to be a bit of a waste of time – but reading about International Women’s Day got me thinking about all the more »

How to use Google Alerts to stay on top of business

Back in 2013 I self-published a book, “The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD”, and in 2016 it was republished as an updated second edition by  the renowned Jessica Kingsley Publishers. The day I took delivery of my author copies of the new book was a very exciting day for me. The more »

Want to know when someone’s opened your email?

Apologies for the lack of blog posts on here recently! I’ve been very busy over the last few weeks – some of the things I’ve done include launching an ADHD parenting programme with a live webinar, packing individual toiletry bags for refugees in Calais, proofreading a book about a turkey farmer, and updating my own book more »