2Write for writing and editing

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2Write? Too right!

Wellington-based communications company 2Write is made up of husband and wife team Pat Martin and Pip Desmond. We’re available for writing, editing and design, web publishing, speech writing, oral history projects, publications and workshops. We can also show you or your organisation how to set up a dynamic, affordable newsletter, blog or website, and help you maintain it.

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

Pip and Pat

Song for Rosaleen coming soon

book cover for Song for Rosaleen Pip’s latest memoir, Song for Rosaleen, will be published by Massey University Press in April 2018. It is both a celebration of her mother Rosaleen’s life and an intimate account of the practical and ethical dilemmas that faced Rosaleen’s six children after she got dementia. The book raises important questions about who we become when our memories fail, how our rapidly ageing population can best be cared for, and what this means for us all.

‘An outstanding example of memoir —creative non-fiction at its best.’
– Journalist and o
ral historian Alison Parr

I have no doubt this book will resonate with a huge portion of readers — especially anyone who has watched a loved one decline due to a degenerative illness.’
Author Mandy Hager

Song For Rosaleen will be launched at Unity Books in Wellington on Thursday, 12 April at 6pm and will be available from all good bookstores. RRP $29.99. More details soon.

TEDx Wellington Women


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.

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. We were VSA volunteers there when Pip wrote the 140-page guide and Pat designed it. Read more>