Helping you find the right words
Hello there! I'm Sally Johnson, a freelance business & technical writer with 20 years of writing experience and a passion for purpose.
If you're embarking on a writing project or facing a writing challenge, my 5C's approach may help you achieve your goals: Customer focus, Clarity, Conviction, Compliance, and Consistency.
Get in touch to discuss your writing needs - I'm ready to help you!
My last two nicknames were "the glue" and "the caterpillar". I'll tell you why when we talk.
The right words for...
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 · Recruitment · CVs for development & humanitarian professionals
And many more are possible!
She knows exactly how to write things down without complicating it.
Inez Willeboordse, Managing Partner, JobnetAfrica
More about me
If I can help contribute to that "ding" moment, help you land a new project or career, be the arms or legs for your next initiative, provide instructions that everyone can follow, help build a flat pack wardrobe in 20 minutes instead of 3 hours, or help avoid injury or anything more catastrophic, it will give me the greatest motivation.
You'll find that I'm a curious person, creative, quick to learn, organised, and friendly to work with. My native language is English, and I speak fairly good French and Spanish, but bad Dutch. There was a time when I could also read and write Arabic, which being left-handed I loved. Unfortunately, the grey cells have since taken over!
Some clients and former employers
European Patent Office, foodwatch, GEOtest, Greenpeace, ICMC, IHLIA LGBT Heritage, JobnetAfrica, Oxfam, Philips, Ravebo B.V., TechTrans, Translators Without Borders, UNDP, UNOCHA, UNOPS, UN Volunteers, and many brilliant and dedicated individuals.
Places where I have lived and worked
Cyprus, France, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, UK, USA.
Qualifications include: Professional certification technical communication, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner, Monitoring & Evaluation for NGOs, Teaching English as a Second Language (CELTA), Masters degree in Humanitarian Assistance.
Grow my own
In my spare time, I grow as many edibles as I can on my 2m2 roof terrace - tomatoes, kale, carrots, onions, salad, nasturtiums, raspberries... Imagine how much plastic packaging I've managed to save!