2Write for writing and editing

welcome to 2write

2Write back in business

2Write is up and running again after our two-year posting in Timor-Leste as VSA volunteers. We’re available for writing, editing and design, web publishing, oral history projects, publications and workshops. We’re keen to pass on our communications knowledge in groups or one-on-one. We can also show you or your organisation how to set up a dynamic newsletter, blog orĀ  website, and help you maintain it.

Please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Pip Desmond and Pat Martin

TEDx Wellington Women 2015


As storytellers, we must be fearless, both in our pursuit of truth and in our compassion for the real people whose lives we trample through. Pip explored the concept of compassionate truth as a speaker at TEDx Wellington Women in May 2015.

Creative writing guide a Timor highlight

Pat and Pip at the launch of Pip's book two days before we left Dili to return home.Matadalan Hakerek Kreativu is the first creative writing guide in Timor-Leste’s national language, Tetun. Pip wrote the 140-page guide, and Pat designed it, before we left Timor in April 2015. It includes lessons, exercises and examples from local and international writers, as well as four stories of Timorese women’s resistance to the Indonesian occupation. Read more>