What can I say? Hello.
My name is Merryn Henderson.
I’m a writer, through and through.
Over 14m people have read my words or heard my work. If you’re working with location data, or you have an insurance policy in the UK, then it’s a certainty you’ve seen my words on a page.
Words. Work. What and why.
What inspires me, what gets me so excited about writing? Well, the biggest challenge for geospatial business isn’t access to data. Nor is it licensing. It’s communication, which is where I come in. Using the right language to tell (and sell) that story to new audiences, I recommend the right language by using persuasive writing (and a little creative alchemy).
Like many of my peers, I get a kick out of writing better. I take a pen to most subjects, commercially; unusual or technical. I qualified as an IFA, I love consumers and compliance teams in almost equal measure, and I’m on the Board of Directors at the Association for Geographic Information (AGI).
When I’m not writing, training, or crafting speeches, you’ll find me wandering the highlands and lowlands of North Norfolk.
This year, I’m taking some time out to write this book. I’m always keen to explore pro bono partnerships or projects that can help to increase the use of geographic information. Unusual commissions are more than welcome and I love to talk about the potential for better language; oracy; better, and greater speechwriting; the Oxford comma; gonzo journalism; geo-anything, geo-everything, everywhere.
Yes, I have a tractor. No, you may not borrow it.