Who is Nic, anyway?
Good question, and I’m still trying to work that out. At a practical level, I’m a British/Australian writer, author, copy editor, and proofreader. I’ve been writing since I went to sea in my mid-teens, and I often rely on my maritime experiences when I’m looking for story ideas.
Left to my own devices, I enjoy travelling, teaching, sailing and telling stories that grab people’s interest and make them think.
To me, sloppy spelling and grammar are like nails on a blackboard: I need to either run away or fix them. Words are tools. If we use them carelessly, they don’t work as intended.
I take pride in producing writing that is clear, accurate and easy for laypeople to understand.
As well as both UK and US English, I have a working knowledge of French and Dutch. I am available for both one-off and ongoing jobs.
If you’d like more information about careers at sea, my blog post The Merchant Navy FAQ is a good place to start.