Ashley Williams, founder of the-writing-service.com, lived abroad for 20 years before returning to his native Wales in 2012.

He worked as a schoolteacher and university lecturer in Japan, as an eco-project coordinator in Argentina, as an investment broker in Switzerland, and as a freelance writer and Japanese interpreter in the UK before founding The Writing Service.

Ashley teaches Japanese part-time at Aberystwith University, and spends his free time writing a psychological thriller: The Phoenix of Babylon.