About me

GK Bird

I listen, I read, I think, I write.

I write, edit, and/or format whatever you need written, edited, and/or formatted.

I help you talk to your reader rather than at them. The best messages use the right words, in the right structure, have no errors, and target the right reader.

I enjoy formatting text and documents and I manage websites and web content. I have extensive experience in Microsoft Office, Adobe, Drupal, WordPress, and SharePoint.

I am an advocate for website and PDF accessibility and go the extra mile to publish content that is as accessible as possible.

Oh, and I watch professional wrestling (sports entertainment). Probably a bit too much.

What I can do for you

  • Write – articles, web pages, blog content, emails, procedures, stories…anything involving words
  • Edit and proofread
  • Review your existing web content, documents, etc., and update or advise you what to do with it
  • Help people find your content through search engine optimisation
  • Style and format your documents and create templates
  • Format your KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) book
  • Create a content style guide
  • Make your content accessible
  • Convert documents, forms, web pages, to PDF and tag and remediate for accessibility
  • Audit your website for accessibility
  • Manage your website – markup and upload content, keep plugins and themes up-to-date, look for opportunities for improvement
Proud AWC graduate

What I know

  • Writing, including grammar, word choice, punctuation, spelling, consistency, sentence structure, repetition
  • Search engine optimisation
  • WordPress, Drupal, SharePoint, HTML, CSS, Elementor
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver
  • Website accessibility
  • PDF accessibility
  • Reading (I have opinions on things, particularly boring writing, mediocre writing, great writing)
Oh the things that I know

Super pedantic

I’ve never read a book that hasn’t had at least one error. Don’t get me started on social media posts.

Deeply committed

I’m an advocate for web accessibility and making content that everyone can find and understand.

Highly skilled

Many years of listening, reading, writing, thinking, and managing websites means I’m efficient and effective.