Vanessa Couchman

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About Vanessa Couchman

A graduate of Oxford University and Warwick Business School, Vanessa Couchman is a freelance writer and consultant and a former Writers Bureau tutor. She has lived in SW France since 1997.

She runs a successful business offering writing services and coaching in report writing to organisations in the UK and internationally. Examples of her work include research reports, annual reports, instruction manuals, promotional literature and strategy documents.

She also writes articles for magazines on France and on writing and literary history. Recent magazine commissions include Words with JAM, Best of British, BBC olive magazine, Living France, France Magazine, French Property News, The French Paper, International Living, Lonely Planet Magazine, French Entree Magazine, Rendezvous en France Magazine, A Place in the Sun Magazine, Tiens Webzine, The Lady, E-zee Writer, Freelance Market News and Mslexia. She is also a regular contributor to Expatica website.

In her spare time (!) she writes short stories, some of which have won or been placed in competitions and published in anthologies and online.

She wrote her first novel in November 2012 during National Novel Writing Month. The House at Zaronza, set on Corsica, was shorlisted in the Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition in 2013 and published by Crooked Cat Publishing in July 2014.

Writing site: Vanessa Couchman Freelance writer

Blog about French life: Life on La Lune

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About Me
Here For
Writing, Critiquing, Support, Networking

Writing, walking, yoga, food & drink, music

Favorite Music
Mozart, Don Giovanni

Favorite Movies
Jean de Florette & Manon des Sources; Joseph Losey's Don Giovanni, with Ruggiero Raimondi and Kiri te Kanawa; Le Vieux Fusil

Favorite Books
Too many to list!

Favorite Quotations
Samuel Johnson 'No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.'