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Freelance Portfolio

I suppy freelance copy for websites, print publications and educational resources. Specialisms include: education, health and social care, disability, family and parenting and Plain English. Previous clients include Rough Guides, Disability Now, International Correspondence Schools, Pearson Education and Techademic Ltd.

Sample Work

Rough Guide to Accessible Britain RG

I had a lot of fun researching days out as a reviewer
for the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain: Family Days Out.
Check out my reviews of Westminster Abbey,
V&A Museum of Childhood
and Battersea Park.

Charity Publications

I’ve also been involved in writing and editing publications for a range of charities including Family Action (FWA), Brook and Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International (DPPI).

DPPI2Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International

As a former editor of Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International journal, I interviewed a range of disabled parents.

Sample interviews:

Labour of love, the power of faith - Liz Jackson (of ’Secret Millionaire’ fame) talks to Shanta Everington about her experience of parenting with a visual impairment, the importance of problem-solving, having confidence in oneself and knowing when to ask for help.

Challenging the doubters - Louise Medus, author of ’No Hand To Hold & No Legs To Dance On - a Thalidomide survivor’s story’ (Accent Press) talks to Shanta Everington about her experiences of parenting.

Fatherhood and schizophrenia - Russell Hine talks to Shanta Everington about being diagnosed with schizophrenia after the birth of his son.

For articles and interviews about writing please see the Writing Talk page.