Pamela Symes is a freelance
writer who runs her own consultancy, Ampersand. She is a Scots/New
Zealander now living in Glasgow, but retains links with her Ngai Tahu roots in
the South Island of New Zealand.
Giving the silent a voice has been a lifelong concern.
With a background in journalism (radio and television) and as an academic lawyer
in Cambridge and London, she has helped put the case for minority groups and
those who struggle to find a voice. Her professional work with Ampersand
has covered a range of research and communication assignments with Scottish
universities and the government's economic development agency (Scottish
Enterprise) including teaching communication skills. Finding new and
creative ways to 'get the message across' has recently involved poetry and
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