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, proof-reading university theses, 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

Pip wins research grant

Pip is one of four New Zealand writers to win a $5000 research grant from Copyright Licensing New Zealand and  New Zealand Society of Authors for her new writing project, Some People Feel the Rain. The project will explore the subject of suicide through the personal story of Nicky Stevens and his whanau.

Song for Rosaleen still in the spotlight

Pip’s memoir, Song for Rosaleen, continues to attract widespread interest.  Upcoming speaking events for Pip around the country include:

‘Love song, lament, protest song: Song For Rosaleen is all these and 
more. Highly recommended reading.'
- Sue Wootton, co-editor, Corpus

Big crowd celebrates launch of Pip’s new memoir


Pip, backed by her family, speaks at the launch

Family, friends and supporters packed out Wellington’s Unity Books in April to celebrate the book launch of  Pip’s new memoir. Song for Rosaleen is both a celebration of her mother Rosaleen’s life and an intimate account of a family coping with dementia.

The book has had extensive TV, radio and print coverage and great reviews. (See our books page for details.) Pip also spoke to a packed house at the Auckland Writer’s Festival in May, and is booked to speak at festivals in Nelson and Manawatu later in the year.

Song for Rosaleen is published by Massey University Press and available from all good bookstores, online or by emailing Pip.

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.