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

LATEST NEWS: Pip wins university writing residency

Pip was writer in residence at Massey University Palmerston North from April-June 2019. During the residency, she worked on a new book about a family faced with the suicide of their 21-year-old son while in the care of an acute mental health unit. She also gave workshops and talks in the community on writing creative non-fiction.

Song for Rosaleen longlisted for 2019 NZ book awards

The covers of the Royal Society Te Aparangi Award General Non-fiction books long listed for this year's Ockham NZ Book Awards.

Pip’s memoir, Song for Rosaleen, was longlisted in the general non-fiction section of the 2019 Ockham NZ Book Awards. Published by Massey University Press, the book is both a celebration of Pip’s mother Rosaleen’s life and the intimate portrait of a family coping with dementia. It is available from good bookstores, online or by emailing Pip. See our books page for more details.

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