My name is Jennifer, and I'm from the Land Down Under.
My website, http://www.write101.com has been online since 1998.
Tapping away at a keyboard is what fills my day now, but it wasn't always this way. For twenty years I was a High School English teacher -- the change really started one day during my long service leave ...
I was sitting in the dentist's chair having root canal treatment and it occurred to me that at this time I would normally be teaching my year nine class (around 15 years of age). When I realised that I'd rather be sitting where I was than in front of a class, I knew it was time to look for something new!
That something new took the form of a Web site dedicated to helping people improve their writing. I was still able to focus on my love of education and learning, but now my classroom was the entire world! I have a weekly newsletter of writing tips that has gone out every Friday since 1998 (issue number 653 goes out tomorrow!) The newsletter has nearly 17,000 subscribers from every continent (except Antarctica), but there's always room for more!