I’m going to be honest – I became a freelance technology writer sort of by accident. It was November 2016 and I was in my first post-university job (shoutout to Paysafe, because I loved working there and had the best colleagues ever). After the company acquired a B2B software company based in Canada, I was promoted to become a copywriter for them. Not only did that begin my B2B SaaS journey; it was also the start of me seemingly meeting every Canadian on the planet, despite never properly visiting the country.
Soon, I grew fascinated by the idea of making complicated and ‘boring’ topics sound interesting. Partially because I’m a borderline psychopath who gets a kick out of challenging situations, as you’ll find out further down this page with the languages I’m learning.
After two years at Paysafe, I left for a marketing specialist role in another London-based business. Basically, I was their content manager.
That job change came at a challenging period in my life. Living in London was eating away at my soul and sanity, and I became insufferable to be around. I didn’t just crave change – I needed it. Both for my own good, and for the people in my life.
In December 2018, I went to Iceland and saw a statue of a businessman with a concrete block on his head. That explained how I was feeling at that time better than any words could. Fast forward to July 2019 and I had left my job and stepped into freelancing. At the same time, I moved to Stockholm. I bit off more than I could chew doing both of these at the same time, leading me back to London to get my head down and focus on growing my business.
And then, 2020 happened. 🤐
I only intended to stay in London for 3-4 months. However, we all know what happened next. As the nation plunged into the first of its 80,000 lockdowns, I had an opportunity to get my head down and lay the foundations for my future. After building new relationships, learning *a lot* about myself and getting to grips with freelance writing, I was ready to go again.
I had actually spent most of 2020 planning to move to Norway, but their borders didn’t open. When a window of sanity opened and the opportunity to move to Copenhagen arose, I didn’t think twice about it. Best decision of my life.
I would say that’s where the story ends. But it isn’t. Because that would be boring, wouldn’t it?
As I rebuilt my freelance business under the dark, grey winter Copenhagen skies, I began writing more and more about technology. And as it goes, I quite liked it.
Other people liked my work, too, and more of them started hiring me. Funny, that – almost like doing something you’re interested in will lead to better results in the long run?
Okay, now we’re up to the present day. Hi 🙂
Useless facts to prove that I’m a human being and not a well-dressed robot
My favourite city is: Copenhagen, just in case you hadn’t already gathered
Things I love doing include: Strength training at the gym, photography in Scandinavia and going for long cycling trips
My favourite countries are: Norway, Iceland and Finland
I can speak: English (native), Norwegian and a decent level of Swedish
I am learning: Danish and Finnish (I told you I enjoy difficult things for the sake of them)
In the future, I will also be able to speak: Italian, German and Dutch. Maybe Estonian and Korean too, because fun