I’m Ali Marsland. Welcome to my online home.
I’m a British country girl at heart, but I was well and truly bitten by the travel bug way back in 1990. Now I’ve travelled to 59 countries (and counting) and divide my time mostly between Nottingham (UK) and Cape Town (South Africa), with frequent side trips to new places. I work remotely as I travel, running The Effective English Company.
My team there writes and edits newsletters, crafts case studies, produces press releases and delivers editing and proofreading services. I also help people understand how to use written communication to further their business and improve relationships at work and at home.
I have always been interested in words and language. I studied linguistics at university, taught English in Sudan and have worked on magazines and newsletters since I was at school. Now, I focus on running the business but in the past my words have also been used in The Observer, on the BBC and in numerous local media.
That’s the short version of my story. The long version is over on the about page.