June 23, 2008 @ 11:00 pm —
Name: April Wendy Hollands (often called by my middle name).
From: Australia, then moved to England, then France after that.
Passions: Snow-based activities; writing; photography; music, wakeboarding.
Not a fan: Glossy “women’s” magazines; olives; techno music; intolerance (unless related to techno music); double standards (apart from mine about intolerance).
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (English Lit); Graduate Diploma in Computer Science.
Experience: 10+ years as a technical author; 8+ years as a freelance journalist; 6+ years as a production editor; 4+ years dabbling in writing novels.
Writing career highlight: It’s a draw between seeing my first article published in my favourite music magazine and being offered a job at the New York office of a very famous publisher — and having the strength to turn it down because the timing wasn’t right.
I’m available for writing contracts including technical author roles, writing magazine articles, proofing, editing and online content roles.
On the To Do list
1. Get novel #1 finished edited and published.
2. Start novel #2.
3. Learn how to play my acoustic guitar.
4. Improve my language skills.
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