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 and always been about my own enjoyment. Find out more at LinkedIn.
I continue to enjoy building a portfolio of published fiction. I entered my first competition in March 2018, Bath Flash Fiction Award where my story ‘The Chalk Line’ shortlisted and that was the green light I needed to continue on. Since then, I’ve been variously long listed in competitions and published in literary magazines and print anthologies. I’ve taken writing courses, been on writing retreats 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. I am learning so much from being a reader for the literary magazine Atticus Review.
Professionally I have a growing client base to whom I offer a commercial 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:
‘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