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 »

10 Tips for Getting Out of a Rut

We all get stuck in a rut at times and sometimes it can be difficult to know how to change your mood and get things moving again. This happened to me a while ago – we’d had a house move forced on us and although the new place was lovely, I lost a lot of more »

Recommendation: First Site Guide

Do you want to start your own personal blog but don’t know how to do it? I recently came across a website called First Site Guide and decided to download their free  PDF guide to blogging. The website was established recently by successful bloggers because they believe in a web for everyone. After reading the more »

A New Year – a New Service!

It’s 2015, a shiny new year – and a fitting time to introduce a new business to the Proof Fairy portfolio! Last year I spent six months training as an NLP practitioner and business/life coach. It was a challenging time and helped me grow in many ways – and I also learned a lot of more »

In Memory of Candida Lycett Green

One autumn day in 2010 I took a call on the business phone. “I need a website,” the caller said. “I don’t really know why, or how they work, but I’ve been told I need a website and I gather you’re the person that does things like that.” The caller’s name? Candida Lycett Green – more »

20 Tips for Organising an Event

I recently organised a big event for my other business, ADHD Kids. Having never run so much as a workshop before, it was a challenge to say the least, but one that I relished. Despite having many sleepless nights and nightmares – What if no one turns up? What if the speakers are rubbish? What more »

Workflowy: Awesome Web App that will increase your productivity

I’ve recently discovered an app that has proved awesome for list making, goal setting and generally increasing my productivity, and I wanted to share it with you. It’s called Workflowy and it’s available as a web app and also for iOS and Android. It’s a ridiculously minimal list management system that initially looks completely useless! In fact, I downloaded more »

What makes someone inspirational?

“Inspirational” is a word that’s often used in business. Wow, what an inspirational speaker, inspirational conference, inspirational workshop – we’ve all heard it and probably all said it at some time or other. But what does it really mean to be inspirational? Let’s start with the basics – the dictionary definition. We have to go more »

The Deep Dive Guide to Word for iPad

In a recent post I wrote about my favourite iPad apps for writers. Shortly after I wrote the post Microsoft Word for iPad was released, and while is not likely to join the ranks of my favourites any time soon, if you are a big MS Office fan you’ll find it’s feature-rich and powerful, offering more »

6 Tools for Creating Podcasts

I’ve recently started a series of podcasts, Conversations with Authors, and it’s been quite a steep learning curve! About ten years ago I took a degree in media technology and production, and audio production is one of the areas I majored in. However, I haven’t done a great deal with it since, and of course more »