Professional word nerd, I run my own copywriting company Words by Woodslea from my home office in beautiful Arnside, Cumbria. In 2003, I graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA (Hons) American studies, sticking around to achieve my MA in International Relations in 2004. During my ten years in Manchester, I worked in publishing as a production coordinator for Govnet Communications and as a travel correspondent for content creation company Adfero. More recently I served as an English teacher (11-18) for nine years, specialising in the A-Level subjects of Language and Technology, Language and Gender, Language Acquisition and Language Change. Writing has been my constant companion throughout, poetry, children's literature and short stories with an edge.