Claire K.
Subscriber since: July 2018
Location: Raleigh, NC
About Me
Born in Manchester, England, I moved to the USA in 1999 initially living in Washington DC and then 10 years ago I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2003 I adopted a four day old Hispanic baby we named Liam and in March of this year, he turned 15 years old. My career background originated initially in the hospitality field where I worked as a secretary /administrator between 1986 and 1990. After completing an Associates Degree in Business Studies and Finance in 1990, I began a ten year career in Marketing and Human Resources Management transferring to Whitbread's Hotels Division primarily responsible for the Marketing and Brand Development of what is now known as as Premier Inn, Britain's most successful budget hotel company. In 1998 I married William Nicholas Kellock and two years later we relocated to Washington DC where Nick worked as SVP for Marriott International on their Courtyard Brand. My life here has been raising a throng of animals and children - all greatly adored!
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Favorite Word:

It just conveys a magical feeling to me. I love it!

Least Favorite Word:

Overused; over pronounced and said by people who can't be bothered to make an effort to vary their vocabulary or heaven forbid; look up an alternative word in a dictionary that better targets what they are attempting to describe. Also commonly used as a simile for "Quite Good", Very Good, Bloody Good, Amazing, Wow wee, Golly Gosh, and I can't think of an alternative.

Favorite Quote:

"It's a fridge magnet saying the phrase "We've been through so much together, and most of it was your fault!""
- Ashleigh Balliant

Favorite Topics:


How to Reduce Writing Shame


How to Reduce Writing Shame




Marketing copy:

Dubiously Distinguished


To Bee or Not to Bee?


Dubiously Distinguished

Business writing: