Website bio written for The Typewriter 

Why The Typewriter?

More than a century ago, the typewriter became common place in many offices and homes and the term typewriter was applied to a person who operated a typing machine.

At The Type Writer, we love ourselves a bit of vintage cool! We wouldn’t give up our iPhones and MacBooks for anything but the typewriter holds a special place in our hearts.

From the deliberate and careful click clacking to the pleasing ting and zip at the end of the line, there is beauty and romance in the process of creating the written word. These sounds make our hearts beat just a little faster and our eyes shine a little brighter.

Yes – we are that passionate about the written word!

We dream about a world full of clever, creative, well-crafted and click-worthy content. And that is why The Type Writer was created.

About Debbie

From her tattoos and ripped jeans to her passion for life and self-expression, Debbie exudes rock star. She is a fierce member of the Sisterhood. She believes in partnering with female freelancers who share her obsession with the written-word. Debbie prides herself in bringing old-school editing skills to the modern world of communication.

Underneath her rock star exterior is a Word Nerd with a Bachelor of Information Science degree with majors in publishing, English, editing and communications from the University of Pretoria.

In the early 2000s Debbie did a stint in the UK. When she wasn’t partying, she was honing her craft in various London publishing houses as a writer, editor and account manager.

She found her passion for sub-editing early on in her career and has steadfastly built up a client base for The Type Writer over the last seven years.

When not waving her grammar police baton or putting the apostrophe back in its place, she can be found weaving her Super-Mom magic and turning her two precious little girls into accomplished, confident women.

SEO focussed blog content for a UK based driving lesson business

Road Safety Tips: How *** can make UK roads safer

Statistics from ROSPA tell us that over 14 000 people die on UK roads each year. The number of injured people are much higher. Moreover, inexperienced drivers are extremely accident prone. A ratio of 1:5 inexperienced drivers are involved in accidents within the first six months of getting their driver’s licences. These frightening statistics should make us all consider the role we play in road safety.

Road safety tips for the driver

Speed increases the severity of accidents. We need to stay aware of our speed and follow speed limits, especially in residential areas. According to ROSPA‘s 2018 fact sheet on speed, “Inappropriate speed contributes to around 11% of all injury collisions reported to the police, 15% of crashes resulting in a significant injury and 24% of collisions that result in a death.”

While you’re driving, remove all devices which may cause distraction. According to law, you cannot hold a phone or a GPS while driving. Yes, even if you have stopped at a traffic light or in a traffic jam! However, studies have shown that even hands-free devices lead to a break in concentration while driving. Ask yourself whether that conversation is necessary right now?

Ensure that you can see around you and that people can see you! Check your blind spots when making entries and exits. Make sure that your headlights are working and visible, so that other drivers and pedestrians can see you!

Buckle up the babies!

We all know that we need to buckle up, and yet we still see unrestrained children in vehicles every day. Even in a minor accident, unbuckled children can be thrown about inside the vehicle, or even out of the vehicle. ROSPA has dedicated an entire website to child safety and car and booster seats and reminds us that according to the law, children up to the age of 12, or 135cm in height must be in the correct booster seats. Children will learn and copy the habits of their parents. Consider whether you are doing everything possible to ensure your child’s safety on our roads!

What about walking?

As a pedestrian, you also need to take steps to ensure your safety on the road. Always choose footpaths, pavements, and pedestrian crossings wherever possible. Ensure that you are visible to drivers. Teach children how to cross the road and remind them often to put away devices and focus when walking.

*** and UK road safety

We take road safety very seriously at *** and we are actively trying to make a difference. We strive to enable our new drivers with an improved learner/instructor experience. Our approved driving instructors can plan and give feedback on progress. Our app also enables Artificial Intelligence to check driving progress. By helping drivers to stay aware of their driving habits, we are empowering learners to become safer drivers, even after they have received their licences.

Whether you have decided it is time to learn to drive or are an approved driving instructor, make the wise choice and choose *** to help you along the way!

Children’s InstaStory written and illustrated for Hollard/Kago Ya Bana initiative

Columns written for EIA publishing

Column in Intra Muros – The Silver Lakes community magazine

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