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Andy Lee

Andy Lee

Royal Mencap Society

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Andy's work combines: Writing, Non-Profit Organizations, and Communicating / Sharing Stories

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Day In The Life

Trusts and foundations manager

I write grant applications for a learning-disability charity.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    English Language and Literature, General

    University of California-Los Angeles

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Civil Engineering, General

    Kingston University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Technical Writers:

Bachelor's Degree: Civil Engineering, General

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    First year at university away from narrow-minded catholic upbringing was transformational.

  • 2.

    Studying English in San Diego/LA, I encountered diverse groups of people, experiences, perspectives.

  • 3.

    Post-graduation panic: a pointless unpaid internship, then a well-paid but dead-end admin job.

  • 4.

    Plan B: Study civil engineering, the least-bad/best alternative that I was aware of at the time.

  • 5.

    Moving to London on a study abroad year.

  • 6.

    Staying in London to finish my second bachelors. Travelling the world.

  • 7.

    Working in London. Travelling the world.

  • 8.

    Changing career in London. Travelling the world.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    Everything everyone else has heard too.

  • How I responded:

    Just get over it. You'll find your own way. My way won't help you.