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Veronica Schwarz

Hi there, 

Welcome to my website, glad you could make it.

Perhaps I can help you. I'm a writer, editor and artist. 

If you're writing an essay, article or story, for print or digital,  I can help with editing and proof-reading.

Want to write a family history that isn't boring? I can help with that.

Read the comments of some of the people I have helped or if you would like to know more? Click on the little owl:            


Life's been good to me and I've had the chance to experience a lot, learn a lot plus have fun along the way. I'm a writer, artist, traveller, philosopher, life-long student, mother and grandmother. 

I have a deep love of learning and a passion for history, philosophy, psychology, and lots more.  I love kindness, fairness, travel, art, science, animals and nature. 


My favourite question is "Why is it so?", not always a popular one.

As a lifelong teacher and learner, I love helping people to grow, improve their lives and relationships, develop their potential and learn, learn, learn. 


I believe the purpose of life is joy, because without joy, we’re not much use to anyone including ourselves. Joy is like water and sunshine to a plant - crucial to survival and growth. Life’s too short to be miserable, or cruel, or mean.


That’s my philosophy.


I’ve survived polio as a child, and a stroke as an adult.


I've lived through many other things, both drastic and wonderful, along the way. I’m very grateful. In fact, I’m grateful for it all. It’s all been an adventurous learning curve. No, I’m not Pollyanna (heard of her?), but I genuinely can see the good learning in the bad things.


I’ve worked as a teacher, a machinist, a secretary, a cab driver, and a policy developer in education. I’ve known the joy and fears of being a parent and now a grandparent.


Having lived in several other countries and visited many more, I always try to learn a bit of the local language wherever I go, even if it’s only to say “please” and “thank you”. I believe it’s only courteous and respectful to the people who live there. Besides it makes you look like a human being instead of a “tourist”.

My first language is English, and I have learnt German, French, and some Spanish. I love language and how our choice of words can bring despair, or make the heart sing.


Now that I have “retired” and am making good use of all the things I’ve learnt along the way. I continue to travel,  these days in my little caravan with my adorable little dog, Cody.

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As a writer, I have a rich well of experience to draw from. I’ve enjoyed lots of fun, excitement, wide horizons, awesome landscapes, numerous cultures, awe-inspiring examples of human talent, and the kindness of strangers.


Why wouldn’t I be a writer? It’s said that to teach is to learn twice. For me, to write is also to experience more deeply and to share more richly.

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Well, you've made it this far, so why not have a browse around.  Use the menu at the top of the page. But - before you go, as I said at the beginning, I can help you.


If you're writing an essay, article, story or book, for print or digital, editing and proof-reading are key components in producing a polished, engaging piece that will motivate your readers - this is my speciality. 

Or perhaps you want to write a family history that isn't boring - I can help with that. 

If you would like to learn more, here's the little owl again. It will take you to all the information you will need.


Contact me to talk about your project. No obligation for either of us. Just a friendly discussion on what you need.


If I can't help you, I will say so. 

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