Chris Ford established Fordwrite in 2001. Based in Dunedin, New Zealand, the business has provided professional writing and consultancy services to many clients both domestically and globally since that time.
Its owner is a graduate of the University of Otago holding BA, Dip Arts and MA degrees in Political Studies and History. On the writing side, he holds a Certificate in Media Communications from Aoraki Polytechnic and his experience comes through having a natural love for the written and spoken word since childhood as well.
That’s not to say, though, that Chris has not gone off from time-to-time to do other things. To this end, Chris has worked for a number of organisations including the former Otago District Health Board, Dunedin Council of Social Services (now Connect South), Newsmonitor Services and the University of Otago. In these organisations, Chris worked in a variety of roles including project management, project administration, news monitoring, tutoring and note taking. Currently, he works part-time as Dunedin Kaituitui (Community Networker) for Disabled Persons Assembly New Zealand.
Nonetheless, Chris has always come back to his number one passion: writing. He takes great pride in all his work (which you can see on the portfolio page). As you will see, he has amassed a fair amount of published copy over the years. In fact, Chris Ford and Fordwrite have been flexible enough to turn their hand to almost anything down the years from turning out articles on politics and current affairs through to outlining the latest trends in real estate and to talking about Dunedin visitor attractions.
Besides, Mr Ford has written and worked extensively on two topics very close to his heart - disability and social policy. In this regard, Fordwrite has undertaken some significant consultancy work in the disability sector. An example of this was his co-writing and researching of a report into media attitudes towards disabled people Disability Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand 2013: Media – A report on the Human Rights of Disabled People in Aotearoa New Zealand for the Article 33 Convention Coalition Monitoring Group. Another notable disability sector project was Chris’s role as an educator (alongside three other colleagues) on the Kia Noho Rangatira Ai Tatou programme in 2016. This Te Pou (health and disability workforce organisation) training programme aims to give both disability sector employees and disabled people knowledge in how to apply the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) within the community.
All this knowledge and experience has given Chris ideas about how to evolve Fordwrite as it readies itself to go on the next part of its business journey. He has already started this journey by adding audio transcribing experience to his repertoire and wants to impart his great public speaking skills to those who want to learn more about how to give great speeches in public – and, what’s more, he can help write them too!
So whatever writing, editing, transcribing, speech writing or disability consultancy needs you have - Fordwrite will do it! Enquire today.