2Write for writing and editing

welcome to 2write

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

Song for Rosaleen special offer

book cover for Song for Rosaleen

Pip’s memoir, Song for Rosaleen, is a celebration of her mother Rosaleen’s life and the intimate portrait of a family coping with dementia. It was published by Massey University Press and longlisted in the general non-fiction section of the 2019 Ockham NZ Book Awards.

Copies of Song for Rosaleen are now available from the author for $10 (plus $5 p&p within NZ, or international postage). Please email Pip to place orders and for bank account details.

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

Ethical storytelling workshop goes online

Twenty people signed up for Pip’s ethical storytelling workshop in July, part of an online series run by the New Zealand Society of Authors. Participants discussed the unique ethical challenges of writing creative non-fiction, including the tension between courage and compassion. Pip’s TEDx talk on ethical storytelling can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHR8fWAr43k

Pip is an award-winning writer of creative non-fiction. Her books include Trust: A True Story of Women and Gangs, Song for Rosaleen and The War That Never Ended: New Zealand Veterans Remember Korea.