Friday, 12 March 2010

Why I should write a Salento platform for BootsnAll

Dear BootsnAll,

If you’re reading this then it means you’ve received my application and decided to take a look at my blog. For various reasons I don’t blog much, so I thought I’d add this post to back up my application. So, to cut a long story short, here’s why I think I’d be a great fit for your platform project.

I love to write great copy for quality websites

In the past I’ve written copy (online and offline) for a number of blue-chip clients and employers. I’ve produced travel copy for Air Miles, British Airways, Disneyland Paris and Beachcomber holidays. I spent four and a half years writing content for the East Sussex County Council website. It was awarded Best UK council website in 2008 by SOCITM (The Society of It Managers). I updated and maintained over 200 pages of content. I enjoy writing for sites that get traffic and for an audience that wants to read my stuff.

I love Salento

After all, why else would you give up a good job that you enjoy to move to a place with high unemployment and a poor future prospects? My husband and I fell in love with Salento on day two of our first holiday here and we always vowed that we’d move here some day. It’s not the easiest place to live, but as anyone who’s head-over-heels knows – the sacrifice is worth it.

I enjoy collaborating with other professionals to achieve a common goal

Whether it’s on a marketing project team or as part of the web team that relaunched the council’s website, I’ve always enjoyed working as part of a team. After all, there’s no way anyone can be the best at everything. I know how to write and I produce engaging web content, but I can’t create a database or design a usable web page. And why should I, when there are other professionals who can? The chance to work as a team again and launch something like this would be an exiting opportunity for me.

I want to work on a long-term project

I’ve moved to Salento long term, and I’d love to get my teeth into a project that I can work on for years. If that project can also help develop Salento’s much needed tourism industry then it’s a win-win situation for me.

I want to get back in the saddle again

After spending 10 years honing my skills, I need to keep writing. This opportunity would allow me to write about a subject I love and to stay in touch with today’s emerging web trends. I tweet, I use Facebook and now I would like to create content for a quality website again.

View my full CV on LinkedIn.


  1. Helen Schultheiss4 June 2010 at 19:42

    Have enjoyed reading your blog and I'm interested to know why living in Puglia is not the easiest place to choose, because I am considering buying property in the region.

  2. Puglia is gorgeous and I love living here, but it isn't always easy. Work is hard to find and it can be difficult to fit in if you don't have family here. Italian bureaucracy can also be a struggle. But the upsides are amazing - especially if you want to slow life down a bit and enjoy the simpler things.

    If you're thinking of buying make sure you get a good notaio (solicitor) to do the paperwork for you. I can recommend an excellent one if you decide to go for it. Buona fortuna.