Welcome to the virtual home of TA Blezard!
If you are interested in my books and writing, then please jump over to www.tablezard.co.uk where you will find everything you need and much, much more.
Otherwise, whether you are a language student or a college professor, a podcaster or YouTuber, if your interest is in any way connected with the wonderful world of words then you have come to the right place.
Writing For A Living
In 2018 I decided to hang up my motorcycle helmet (!) and make words my living instead. For many years I have written children’s books (both fiction and non-fiction), with varying degrees of commercial success. When my ‘Space’ book was translated into Danish, for example, I felt like I had conquered the world! (Alas, I hadn’t, but you should always dream big.)
However, the business of words is not just about writing. I also enjoy teaching the nuts-and-bolts of the language to foreign speakers, and have taught all levels from non-alphabet beginners to Cambridge Proficiency, teaching adults and children alike, with classes ranging in size from a single student to 89 girls! These days there’s pretty much nothing I haven’t come across before in the world of language teaching.
Editing & Proofreading
Being a grammar pedant has also allowed me to branch out and offer proofreading and editing services. With a keen eye and a methodical approach, I can read through various document types from sales blurbs and articles to theses and manuscripts, checking for errors or inconsistencies. I will also make editorial suggestions (when asked for!) to improve and polish the article and in so doing capture the true essence of what the writer intended.
For those whose favoured working media is audio or video, I can turn those files into a neat text-based document. The people requiring something to be transcribed might be journalists, students, lawyers, podcasters or YouTubers with their files being as diverse as their backgrounds. The one thing they all have in common is a need for accuracy, coupled with an intuitive, human approach.
“I just want to be left alone to write!” Does that sound like you? Maybe you need someone to organise your writing life for you and to promote your words, getting them out to the world at large. I’ve discovered it’s so much easier to do it for someone else rather than yourself. And it’s fun too! Whether you need a VA to submit your work to agents and editors or competitions and magazines, or to arrange publicity events and social media engagements, or to just manage your day-to-day affairs, let someone else take the strain!
So, whatever form your interest in words might take, have a look around and see if there’s something I can do for you.
Check out the different editorial and language services on offer on the SERVICES page.
Writer For Hire!
Like my writing? Need to hire a writer for yourself? No project too small…or too big! Just fill in the contact form or send a comment and I will get straight back to you.
May’s Blog. Ways to pass a month in lockdown. What have you been doing to keep yourself sane? Check it out here!
Off The Shelf: April’s book review is CS Lewis‘ The Screwtape Letters: Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil.