About me

Copywriters usually become writers.

I’m doing it the other way around.  And it’s all due to Covid-19 giving me the much- needed shove to finally do what I’ve been dreaming about for many decades. 

Write, Said Rose. (Dammit)

Rosemary Gillan signature, Write.SaidRose, Black

Where Ro’s passion for writing began

It all started with my tongue-in-cheek newsletters from nearly two decades abroad in five different continents. These later morphed into a book, Tales of a Hotel Life and Other Stories from Hell, now in its final edit.  

Next were three short stories: two published in expatriate anthologies, Once Upon An Expat and Knocked Up Abroad Again the third currently awaiting publication in a Turkey Anthology. Recently, three of my poems were published in Professional Migrant Women’s Network’s Undefeated anthology.

From that,

Write, Said Rose

was born

But all that writing was simply a glorious aside while I had a “proper” job working 9-5 in real estate, in IT, in travel…  Pre-kids, I had written dozens of press releases, sales material, promotional letters and advertising copy in my roles in the advertising and movie industries.  Post kids I wrote blog posts, reports, and edited/proof-read documents for various corporate clients.

Until Covid caused a reassessment of my future. 

Would I invest in myself and go it alone?

AlWrite, Said Rose!

Hmm, why not make it the 3 Rs?

Having lived in 14 countries, I have a wealth of information on how to navigate a move with the most success and the least stress! Why not share my knowledge and experience with fellow relocators and roamers?
Right, Said Rose…
Yes, I write words right. But hey, you can talk to me about relocating to Melbourne and roaming our beautiful state too!

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