Helen Coulman McCrone
I was born and bred in England (Sussex), but these days I live in Washington state, USA. I set up Write for Business
in 2004, when I was living in the Netherlands. I offer copywriting, translating, editing and upgrading services to all types of businesses, large and small.
Finance, general business, ICT, HR, education and training, sales and marketing.
Approach to work
I’ve decided to remain a freelancer. I enjoy my independence as well as the freedom to select my projects. It also allows me to develop close and flexible working relationship with clients. I get to know the businesses I write for, and I can adapt to their requirements with ease. My clients seem to appreciate my open and flexible approach to work, which goes hand in hand with a professional attitude. That gives me a great deal of satisfaction.
My first career was in accountancy: I qualified as a chartered certified accountant and worked in that role for three manufacturing companies before deciding to move to the Netherlands in 2000. I spent the next 14 years learning the Dutch language and using my knowledge of my adopted country to carve out a new career: helping Dutch businesses communicate in English.
I acquired the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) and the Diploma in Copywriting (UK) and I gained plenty of experience along the way to develop the services that I provide today.
In January 2015, I emigrated to the USA with my American husband. I now live near Seattle, on the Pacific west coast, but I continue to serve many of my clients back in the Netherlands.