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The beginner's guide to writing opinion pieces

I, as many regular readers may know, engage in writing opinion pieces every now and then. Most recently, I have had many pieces accepted for publication on the Newsroom website. Read more about 'The beginner's guide to writing opinion pieces'...

The reasonable limits of free speech

In recent days, there has been much media discussion about the so-called 'Free Speech Coalition' and their impending legal action against the Auckland City Council for barring far-right activists Laura... Read more about 'The reasonable limits of free speech'...

Easter break 2018

Easter is almost upon us! Read more about 'Easter break 2018'...

Disability Responsiveness New Zealand's new offerings

As people who regularly read my blogs may know, I've forged a working partnership with my friend Pam MacNeill's Disability Responsiveness New Zealand business. Read more about 'Disability Responsiveness New Zealand's new offerings'...

Stephen Hawking - the world's most famous disabled cosmologist passes away

This week, Professor Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76 in the UK. If anything, he was the world's most famous disabled cosmologist. Read more about 'Stephen Hawking - the world's most famous disabled cosmologist passes away'...

Facilitating groups

Currently I've been doing some group facilitation and it's been a great experience. Read more about 'Facilitating groups'...

Letters to the editor - a dying art and it's consequences

Over the years, I've often felt the urge to write letters to the editor. I have written them only sparingly but when I have it's enabled me to get an... Read more about 'Letters to the editor - a dying art and it's consequences'...

The new academic year - services for students and academics

I thought that with the new academic year about to get underway across New Zealand, I thought it was timely to re-publish this blog from last year: Read more about 'The new academic year - services for students and academics'...

Chris Ford and Fordwrite - writing opinion pieces

During the last year or so, I've written some opinion pieces for one of New Zealand's newest online websites, Newsroom. Read more about 'Chris Ford and Fordwrite - writing opinion pieces'...

Pam MacNeill (Disability Responsiveness New Zealand): The need for a non-disabling media

Sunday 3 December marked the United Nations International Day for Disabled Persons. We are also in the midst of New Zealand Disability Pride Week. Read more about 'Pam MacNeill (Disability Responsiveness New Zealand): The need for a non-disabling media'...

Website copy

One of the services Fordwrite provides is website copy writing. Read more about 'Website copy'...

Our democracy is important - get out and vote!

Whatever your political views are it's important to get out and vote this election. Read more about 'Our democracy is important - get out and vote!'...

First freelance article for a while has been published on the Newsroom website

I've had my first article published in a while on the Newsroom website today. Read more about 'First freelance article for a while has been published on the Newsroom website'...

Academic research and proofreading support

One of the services I offer here at Fordwrite is academic research support. Read more about 'Academic research and proofreading support'...

Disability Consultancy

Through Fordwrite, I have spent many years delivering disability consultancy services.

The art of video captioning on You Tube

Recently, I've been doing some work for a client on captioning their You Tube videos. Read more about 'The art of video captioning on You Tube'...

Update: Fordwrite is staying put in its current location!

UPDATE: Fordwrite is staying put in its current location for now. Read more about 'Update: Fordwrite is staying put in its current location!'...

The importance of minute taking and our minute taking service

I have acted as a minute taker on many committees over the last two decades.

Giving speeches and presentations

No doubt some of you who are reading this will have been invited to give a speech or presentation to a work meeting, seminar, community group or family gathering. Some of you may have just been asked to do so. Many of you would have felt honoured and flattered to be asked. However, the dread of giving one (particularly for first timers) is an issue.

Fordwrite Business Partnerships

As part of Fordwrite’s re-launch, I’d like to announce the first business partnership I’ve forged. Read more about 'Fordwrite Business Partnerships'...

Fordwrite re-launches

Every so often you’ll hear about companies, political parties and organisations seeking to re-launch themselves. This week, Fordwrite becomes one of them. Read more about 'Fordwrite re-launches'...