Writing: Qualifications & Experience

Here are the only two 'qualifications' that really matter:

  • I've earned a living as a freelance writer for over 30 years.

  • If you hire me to write something, you'll love it.

Just in case you want to know a bit more, here we go.


I started off back in the 80s in the strange world of creative media and marketing. It was my job to research and write everything from company videos to management manuals, promotional campaigns and even the occasional song! They were fun years during which I worked on projects for Boots, British Sugar, Marconi, Exxon Corporation (Esso), Raleigh, the Savoy Group, Pedigree Petfoods and scores of other companies both large and small. 

Having accidentally discovered the IT industry, I became a 'technical writer' for a few years, which was a lot more fun than it sounds, working for a couple of software companies before going freelance. As well as the dry, technical stuff I also got involved on the marketing side, ending up as the UK Head of Sales & Marketing for an international tech and training company.

In 1997 I figured I may as well start working for myself and I've had a great time ever since. These days, I spend most of my time writing books for myself or for my clients. In fact, I've been described as 'a book midwife': if you've got a book inside you, I'll help you to get it out! I'd love to help you get your book finished, on sale and making money.

What else? Well, if you care about such things, I have a spectacularly useless honours degree in English Lit., a subject about which I know nothing and care even less. Also, I can supply references on request from people who have used my writing services and were happy with what they got.

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You can always contact me: ian@ianrowland.com