Though I’ve made a career out of writing for organisations working around the world in social and economic development, and I have an MSc in Social Policy and Planning for Developing Countries (LSE), I’ve always craved a bookish life. Writing and editing have always been present. Find out more at LinkedIn.
I continue to enjoy building a portfolio of published fiction. In March 2018 my first story ‘The Chalk Line’ short listed at Bath Flash Fiction Award and that was the green light I needed to continue. Since then, I’ve won a competition, been twice highly commended and variously short and long listed. My stories are published in literary magazines and print anthologies. I’ve taken writing courses, been on a writing retreat, attended the Flash Fiction Festival and I continue to read and experiment. I’ve been wading through text books on writing and unpicking my favourite author’s work word by word. You can follow me on Twitter @Hoffmannwriter. Lastly I am grateful to be learning so much from being a fiction reader for the literary magazine Atticus Review.
Professionally I have a growing client base to whom I offer a content creation and editing service. I’d be delighted to help you with your writing needs, and here are some of the reasons why you might consider asking me:
‘Super reliable and agile support in a culturally diverse business environment. Working with Marissa is a pleasure.’Franziske Jorke, Senior Manager Corporate Communications, Global Olympus Corporation, Japan
‘Marissa has outstanding skills in designing high quality, well focused communication. She helped us improve our social media content by her excellent insight and precision in using language and by improving clarity and simplicity in our communication. Furthermore, Marissa is an absolutely reliable partner and a jewel to work with. I highly recommend Marissa whenever you want to improve effectiveness and impact of your communication.’Stefan Homeister Leadership GmbH
‘Marissa is a first-class editor with natural flair and an innate sense for effective communication. She did a masterful job of editing chapters of my encyclopaedia and her ideas and suggestions were enhancements to the text without exception.Will Battle – Managing Director Fine Tea Merchants Ltd.
I would not hesitate to use Marissa again for a writing or editing role.’
‘I have used Marissa’s services as a writer/editor and the quality of her work and command of the written word has been a real boon to our communications efforts. She is also very warm, kind and diligent making her a fantastic partner to work with. I would highly recommend Marissa to anyone wanting to improve the quality of their communications and marketing efforts! My experience has been fantastic!’Mary Russo – International School of Zug and Luzern