Lorraine Cobcroft

Lorraine Cobcroft - Ghostwriter

Pottsville, NSW, Australia

Technical, business and ghostwriter with a wide range of knowledge, experience and interests.

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Overview

My company, Rainbow Works, specialises in ghostwriting informational and instructional works and writing business reports, marketing copy and investment offer documents.

A very diverse work background and life experience and strong research skills equip me to work in a wide variety of areas, and wide-ranging skills position me to add value by handling page design and layout, typography, web page building and e-publishing, and arranging print publication.

As well as servicing business needs, I also mentor and edit for authors and help them self-publish, specialising in memoirs, biographies, and collections of short stories and poetry. I offer honest critiquing, developmental and structural editing, book reviews, creation of author bios, presentation packs, sell sheets, and author websites.

For much of my working life, I was involved in software documentation and production, including pioneering website creation technology and working extensively in the field of visual software development. This has equipped me with a strong knowledge of computers, software, and internet technology. Having also founded and run several businesses in diverse areas, and worked with business operators to improve efficiency and profitability, I also have sound knowledge of business management and marketing, and a detailed understanding of business accounting and financial management.

Now semi-retired and working for personal satisfaction, I select projects carefully, engaging only when I know I can add excellent value, and I work at low charge rates and with a full satisfaction guarantee.

I reside in the beautiful Tweed Coast area of northern N.S.W., Australia, but I can and do work with clients all over the world thanks to Internet technology.

Languages
English
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Computers & Internet
Finance & Accounting
Publishing
Self-help & Self-improvement
True Crime
Fiction
Inspirational
Short Story
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Owner and manager

Self-employed
April, 2003 – Present (about 15 years)

Ghost-writing informational books on a vast range of topics, including health, child care, home renovation, tax minimisation, asset protection, business management, marketing, body building, and selling real estate.

Authoring user documentation for Mclowd, a producer of web-based accounting software for self-managed superannuation funds.

Writing, editing and providing typography and page design and layout for business reports, informational and tutorial books, investment offer documents, and messaging frameworks.

Web page creation, including producing search-engine-friendly copy, of software user help, about us, product description pages, and author bios.

Construction of websites for authors and not-for-profit groups.

Mentoring and editing for novice authors and memoir writers.

Providing page design and layout and typography services and arranging publication and distribution for novelists, memoir writers and producers of short story and poetry collections.

CEO and Business Writer

inteRAD Technology Ltd
April, 1998 – April, 2003 (about 5 years)

Wrote software documentation and training materials relating to visual 4th generation software development and website automation tools.
Wrote business reports, investment offer documents, a Prospectus that raised approximately $6 million, marketing materials, and web copy.
Carried out typesetting and page design and layout work and arranged publication of software manuals, business reports and Prospectus.
Designed web pages and supervised production of websites.
Designed and supervised production of user interfaces for software.

Documentation Writer

Objectives Software Publishing and Distribution Pty Ltd
January, 1996 – April, 1998 (about 2 years)

Authored ''The Layout Course'' - an 18000 page 15-lesson correspondence course in visual software development that sold worldwide.

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