Dorothy studied Russian and French at university, teaching English in France as part of her degree and then after graduating she taught English for a year in Moscow during the communist regime. She also travelled widely in South East Asia and Sri Lanka and spent a year travelling and visiting projects in India and Nepal. In 1989 she returned to her home city of Edinburgh to bring up her three children and has lived there ever since.
She taught English in schools to SQA Higher level, Communications and English at Stevenson College, and for many years was a tutor of adult literacy, working for The City of Edinburgh Council. She also taught creative writing as part of the Council's community education programme. She has led workshops and given readings all over Scotland, funded by the Scottish Book Trust's Live Literature Scheme.
She can be contacted by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning: 07910 217 259
As well as leading creative writing groups and writing her own work, she is a registered Human Givens psychotherapist, a form of therapy that is growing in reputation as it proves to be creative, practical and effective. For more information about Human Givens Therapy, see her website: www.therapy4change.org and/or the Human Givens Institute's own website: www.hgi.org.uk.