I was raised in rural Essex, close to Chelmsford, and not much happened in the first 18 years of my life.
In 1992 I headed off to Preston to learn Astrophysics ..... in 1993 I went to Coventry where I studied Geography. This was much nicer to study, less maths and more research and writing. I spent one year working at the Forestry Commission's Alice Holt Research Station in Farnham.
In 1997 I graduated and decided to head to the big smoke where I spent 12 years working in the investment banking and global custody industry. I worked for Lloyds, RBS, Nomura, Henderson and BNP Paribas.
A 2009 a company restructure saw my job move to Scotland; I was made redundant in July. I decided to take the plunge and started working for myself. My initial plan was to be a web designer while building up my content website. However, the content sites grew quicker than anticipated so I focused more time on these for a while.
I became a content specialist and suddenly found my writing work to be in demand so started writing for some web marketing agencies. After doing this for around a year I decided to start my own writing business and Wade's Words
I love my work. I spend my days researching new articles and stories - doing the things that I enjoy for the first time since I left University in 1997!
My ambition? To write something good. I mean, really good. Something that I can be proud to tell everybody about, although ideally everybody will already know about it ... stay tuned. One step towards this goal was to do a Writing Fiction course. Writing factual articles comes pretty easy - fiction is the real challenge.