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Freelance Portfolio

I have supplied freelance copy for a range of clients in including Rough Guides, Disability Now, International Correspondence Schools and Pearson Education. Specialisms include: education, health and social care, disability, family and parenting and Plain English.

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.