Welcome to the writing website of Melissa Lawrence.
Before I became a writer I was a teacher, an adult education tutor, a community development worker,  a publicity and publications officer and a cashier in a betting shop, although not all at the same time! Maybe it was because I'd had so many different jobs and careers that when I decided I wanted to be a writer, I became a freelance journalist specialising in writing articles about work issues for national newspapers and magazines. I did that quite successfully for several years but I really wanted to write fiction and poetry, especially for children, so eventually I did that as well.
I recently changed direction career-wise again and set up a "portfolio career" which is the trendy phrase for having more than one job. Now I'm a crafter and a designer as well as a writer. However, writing will always be my first love and is definitely the work I feel I was born to do. 
I am now at the stage in my writing career where I should like to use my skills and experience to help other writers. As you will see from the menu bar, I am currently offering three new writing services. If you need any help with your writing in the form of appraisal or content editing, then please try my Editing Service. If you would like someone to assist with your research, then please check out my Research Service and if you feel you want someone else to do your book publicity and promotion for you, then please take a look at my Publicity Service.
As part of my Publicity Service, I am happy to use my design skills to create and design a bespoke author website for you, should you wish to update or replace your existing one. To view an example of an author website that I have recently designed and created, please click here:
I am feeling happier in myself as a writer than I have for at least five years and about 90 per cent of that is down to you.
Rosalie Warren (Author and the pen-name of Dr Sheila Glasbey)
To get in touch with me about my writing or any of my writing services, please use the Contact Me page or email me at [email protected]
Please visit my writing blog at www.melissalawrencewriter.blogspot.co.uk
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