BECKS AND THE CITY
A qualified computer geek, law-talking dude and English major, I spend my (work) days educating the slack-jawed public on the subtleties of consumer law. Put another way, I get paid to talk about shopping. It ain't half bad.
However I'd rather be shopping. In New York. With Mr Big. In between writing for Vogue.
This be a slight problem because in the glamorous world of publishing, I am like a Jane Austen/Dickens protagonist early on in their tale -- wholly without connections. And with no Mr Darcy/Daddy Warbucks (yes, I know that was Annie, but damned if I can remember the Oliver equivalent) looking likely to sweep in and buy me a publishing house in the end, I'll just have to rely on my wealth of experience.
- Honours English degree
- 2 or 3 book reviews for uni newspaper
- Law Society Bulletin "Article of the Year" award
- Proficient in writing winning competition entries in "25 words or less" (more on this later)
This blog will be my record of my exploits (stiletto me through the heart if I ever use the word "journey") trying to get published.