My expertise as a grant writer began from working as a nurse in the Alcohol and Drug treatment industry. I discovered by accident, rather than design, that I was very good in the preparation of written material for rehabilitation programs and a range of other services and businesses. In addition, I utilised my skills for the development of quality assurance profiles for different organisations. Initially, the written materials were focused entirely on the preparation of grant applications for the highly competitive not for profit sector.
I studied business and quality auditing to help me consolidate my experience. I find Quality Assurance accreditation processes a very effective business tool to improve efficiency, compliance with regulatory bodies and as support for a workplace environment that encourages continuous improvement.