What can I say? Hello.
My name is Merryn.
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 almost 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 businesses and insurers, for example, isn’t their access to decent data. Or a lack of potential customers. Nor is it licensing, features or the benefits of their products. It’s communication.
That’s where I come in.
Using the right language to tell and sell a story.
I specialise in persuasive writing (and a little creative alchemy). Like my peers, I get a kick out of writing better. I’ll 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 was on the Board of the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) for a while.
I’ve written content for the Big Six while exploring WW2 tunnels under Napoli. Articles about motorcycles, and whole magazines’ worth of content about 4x4s. Ad-hoc, last minute speeches for All Kinds of Interesting People. Discrete eulogies. With care.
When I’m not writing, training, or crafting speeches, you’ll find me wandering the highlands and lowlands of North Norfolk.
I’m open to pro bono partnerships or projects. 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.
Set me a challenge. Go on.