Sarah Igo – Founder
Writing is my passion. And, yes, you’ve probably heard that before. But my passion for words is at the root of Words by Woodslea. It’s how and why the business was born.
From as early as I can remember I was busy writing stories, screenplays and poems. An avid reader, (you can’t be a writer without first becoming a successful reader) words soon became a part of my DNA. In primary school I first came across the word serendipity, and thought it was the most beautiful sound I’d ever heard. Then, I looked up its meaning and felt even more inspired.
Throughout my adolescent and adult life, I’ve continued to nurture those sparks of creativity, personally and professionally. Nine years as an A-Level English Language teacher taught me to see ‘behind the curtain’ and to understand the psychology behind our choice of language and how powerful its impact can be when honed for different purposes and tailored to specific markets.
When natural creativity and analytical thought combine, words can cause waves, change minds, empower people.
Whether I’m spinning a children’s story in my spare time or carefully crafting your uniquely tailored copy, there are two things to remember:
1. I love what I do.
2. When you love what you do, you do it to the very best standard.
Maggie Gillies – proof reader and editor extraordinaire
To be a writer you have to be an avid reader and lover of books, so they say…..well, since the nickname my sisters gave me was ‘bookworm’, I think I may qualify. That, and an excellent grounding in English and Latin at a good old-fashioned grammar school.
From there I did a degree in Education where I specialised in English.
Although my career path took me in a different direction, I was able to pursue my love of literature and poetry as a hobby rather than a job (much more fun)!
So it was a great joy to me to return to what I love and take on the role of chief proof reader and editor for Words by Woodslea, especially as Sarah is the most talented writer I know; I am transported by her words whatever subject I am reading.