Welcome to The Salty Pen

Writing & Creative Consultancy

by Bernie Martin

The Work

The Salty Pen

My name is Bernie and I’m a Writer, Creative Director, Blogger, Campaigner and Mother, not necessarily in that order of importance. I have 15 years of experience as a copywriter in the advertising industry (and more than double that in the industry of life, eek). I’m also a lecturer, speaker and honesty-addict, keen to leave some kind of positive mark on the world, however small the dot.

A few years ago my second baby was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a life-limiting illness affecting every organ in the body, in particular the lungs and digestive system. I can’t explain how unexpected and devasting this news was. It’s impossible to put the heaviness of your heart or your fear of the future into words when something so unfathomable happens.

One of the greatest compliments I’ve ever been given is that I have two ears and one mouth and use them in that proportion. So if you’d like to chat to me about a project, my two ears are open and ready. (As are my eyes, if you would prefer to email me.) Here’s how to get in touch: 086 855 4591 or hello@thesaltypen.ie

The Blog

I also keep a Blog called My Little Miss Salty

A mother’s journey with her salty sweet princess – a precious baby girl born with cystic fibrosis.

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