Hi, I’m Jess, and I’m Made of Words.
Writing is my superpower, my life’s work, my soul-on-fire calling.
Writing lights me up – and my greatest wish is to write words that light you up, too.
Because I see the important work you’re doing, the people you’re serving, the lives you’re changing.
And I know the right words will help you shine even brighter.
You’re my why: I founded Made of Words to help entrepreneurs and business leaders share their gifts of knowledge.
I write glowing websites, insightful newsletters, and blog posts that give people goosebumps.
My words inspire connection, not just clicks.
I have a deep respect for the power of words and I believe, without a shred of doubt, that stories bring people together.
Are you ready to share yours?
My story (so far)
I'm one of those people who always wanted to be a writer.
I spent my childhood reading, writing, and teaching myself how to touch type, and I was happiest with my head in a book.
When I was 14, I won $3,000 on a radio competition and spent the money on a laptop "so I could pursue my writing career" (true story). The radio host took a shining to my youthful earnestness and offered me a paid position writing for her website.
That’s the moment I discovered that anything is possible – and that I could make a living doing what I love.
In 2015 (ten years, several jobs and one degree later), I founded Made of Words. The first year sped by in a blur of deadlines. There were many late nights and early mornings as I wrote my little heart out for clients throughout New Zealand and Australia.
Today, I’m still putting in many late nights and early mornings – but that’s largely thanks to my energetic two-year-old daughter, Zoey. She was born in mid-2017 and has, interestingly, been one of the best things to happen to my business.
I now work part-time (four days a week). I love being a working mum, although I by no means have it all figured out. I find the best approach is to be completely transparent about my reality: I’m a business owner and I’m a mother. Most of the time, these two realities coexist peacefully. Sometimes, they clash. When things get interesting, I do what I always do – write.
Often, it feels like all my dreams have come true. I write for a living, have a beautiful family, and I live less than ten minutes walk from the beach. How does it get any better than this?!
But, if life has taught me anything so far, it’s that the story is only ever just beginning. And there’s always room for more magic.
My vision for Made of Words (and for you)
I view my work as my contribution to creating a better world. I write for entrepreneurs and business leaders who improve people’s lives through their products or services. Leaders with a fire in their belly and an important message to share.
My vision is to help you use the power of words to reach and serve more people. I believe every word counts. An insightful blog post, an intentional newsletter, a considered website – all of these are opportunities to connect with your audience and inspire positive action.