Your freelance writing partner for clarity and compliance. Specialty: Non-profit and public sectors.
Hello and welcome! I'm Sally Johnson, a freelance business and technical writer with a passion for purpose.
I develop and edit high-quality documentation mainly for non-profit and public sector organisations. Hire me and you hire a writing partner who brings experience from well-known names, including Greenpeace, Oxfam, Philips, and the United Nations Development Programme. Work with me, and your purpose becomes my purpose.
My last two nicknames were "the glue" and "the caterpillar". I'll tell you why when we talk.
My objective writing and copy-editing can help improve your funding chances, efficiency, and reader experience.
Non-profit or public organisation?
Good news! You can take advantage of my international project management expertise, NGO and UN experiences, and business writing skills to help you deliver compelling and successful documentation. Hire me to research, draft, review or polish:
- Project documents
- Grant applications
- Lessons learned
- Monitoring systems
Need reader-friendly text?
As a former language teacher, I understand how people learn. As a technical communicator, I know good questions to ask about your audience and ambitions. By explaining what matters, I can bring shape and simplicity to your content. Hire me to create or edit:
- Video tutorial scripts
Not sure whether to "publish" or "send"?
If you are working on a website, or about to submit a life-changing document, like a CV or a PhD thesis, my eyes and editing skills can help make sure your content is error-free, a smooth read, and good to go. I also make a habit of giving feedback. UK & US English are both possible. Hire me for:
- Substantial editing
Excellent writing skills and massive powers of diplomacy.
Stephen Atkinson, Editor-in-chief of intranet and global TV channels, Philips
Themes I often work with
Peace & security · Humanitarian assistance · Sustainable living · Governance · Civil society · Arts & culture · ICT · Teaching English · Business processes · Organisational development & change · Internal communication · Project management · Monitoring & evaluation
And many more are possible!
She knows exactly how to write things down without complicating it.
Inez Willeboordse, Managing Partner, JobnetAfrica
More about me
Some of my clients and former employers
Greenpeace, ICMC, IHLIA LGBT Heritage, JobnetAfrica, Oxfam, Philips, Ravebo B.V., TechTrans, Translators Without Borders, UNDP, UNOCHA, UNOPS, UN Volunteers
18 countries / territories where I have worked and lived
Cyprus, France, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, UK, USA
Work remotely but globally
I work from my home office in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and am available to work remotely using Skype, phone, email, or video conferencing software.
I am currently following the Tekom certification course in technical communication. Other qualifications include: Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner | Monitoring & Evaluation for NGOs | Teaching English as a Second Language (CELTA) | Masters degree in Humanitarian Assistance.
Permaculture and growing edibles
In my spare time, I grow as many edibles as I can on my 3m2 roof terrace. I am avidly learning about permaculture and seeking more opportunities to write in this area.
Thank you for taking the time to visit me! You can learn more about my services on my business writing, technical writing and copy-editing pages. Each page gives a glimpse of what I do and lists some examples of past work. My creative corner may also give some inspiration.
If you like what you see and want to discuss your next writing project, feel free to contact me when you're ready. If it turns out that I can’t help you, I may be able to put you in contact with someone who can. Looking forward!