Stephen L France

Welcome – My name is Stephen-Leslie France. I believe words can speak louder than actions and my goal is to make sure your written communication does precisely that in the most effective and efficient way.

Testimonials and References


"He took over as Editor of Virgin Islands Property & Yacht and BVI Newbie in June 2013 for which he improved the appearance, structure, content, and size of the magazines..."

Nick Cunha, Creative Director and Erin Paviour-Smith, Marketing Manager - aLookingGlass

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little switzerland

“Stephen is an excellent colleague to work with – he is efficient, responsive, and hardworking. When Stephen wrote our Little Switzerland write up, he was able to understand exactly what it was that we needed, based off just a few questions. His turnaround time is fantastic, and we couldn’t have been happier with the final product. I would highly recommend Stephen for any project in the future.”

Madalyn Tavares | Regional Marketing Executive | NXP Management Company, Little Switzerland


"We have had the pleasure of working with Stephen on editorial features for Virgin Islands Property & Yacht magazine. After a short visit and very thorough interview, he was able to evoke the ambiance and character of our new rum bar, boutique and coffee shop perfectly. We appreciated his attention to detail and remarkable writing style and would not hesitate in recommending his professional services to others."

Sam Baker & Andy Murrant, Resort Managers, Cooper Island Beach Club


"In working with Stephen on an advertorial detailing our homes to be published in print and online, we found his conduct to be professional and efficient. He was highly responsive in communication—a rare thing today—and he exhibited a patient and diligent composure over amendments to the final product. We were very pleased with his high level of service and the two articles written."

Rosie Nichols, Broker, Curreri & Company Realtors LLC


"Stephen is extremely easy to work with using his easy and efficient process. From a list of questions on your product, he develops copy that is concise and impactful. He is also enthusiastic about what he writes and presents, he is not just another copy mill, he internalizes the unique attributes of your product/objective and communicates them eloquently and successfully."

Kristoffer Sarreal | Marketing Manager, Rosewood Little Dix Bay

the moorings

"Stephen handled our assignment with ultimate professionalism. He was a good communicator throughout the project, from planning to execution to delivery of product. He was fully dedicated to meeting our needs with his work and the piece turned out great."

Daniela Clark – Online Marketing Specialist - Yacht Sales at TUI Marine - The Moorings


"At all times, Stephen has acted in a very professional manner and has been a pleasure to work with. I wish him well in any future endeavours."

Edward Childs, Director - Smiths Gore

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National Theatre Live

"I am the co-ordinator of the BVI Theatre Series, a project started by me with the support of Appleby, a global offshore law firm, to develop an appreciation of theatre and the arts in the BVI.

Stephen's special way with words has helped shine a spotlight on our community project which brings screenings of high quality theatrical productions performed in London's West End to the BVI community. Each article written by him has been as much of a pleasure to read as the underlying literary texts brought to life on the stage by the National Theatre in the UK. These productions have been broadcast and distributed worldwide as part of the National Theatre Live outreach programme.

Stephen demonstrates a keen enthusiasm for the story behind the story, and his professionalism as well as his ability to get everyone working together in order to meet tight deadlines is remarkable."

Nadia Menezes, Counsel - Corporate & Commercial, Appleby Global

caribbean security

"As an employer, it is refreshing to see someone today who has his work ethics. I would highly recommend him to any employer who seeks someone who will be a true asset and can be trusted to always represent their company in a positive and professional manner."

David F. Dupree, Partner – Caribbean Security Ltd.


"It is a pleasure working with Stephen France. Stephen has been supportive of our work as an environmental not-for-profit in the BVI and as editor, has included our work where possible in his publications. Some of our favourite pieces have been published under his watchful eye, helping us get the message of our work to a wider audience in an educational, visually appealing and concise manner. He ensures article deadlines are set and well communicated. Stephen has also assisted with carefully editing what we send him and is quick to respond. We are most grateful for his contribution to our cause."

Charlotte McDevitt, Executive Director - Green VI

Pearls VI

"Last year Stephen had written an incredible piece, in Virgin Islands Property and Yacht Guide, on my then emerging business, Pearls VI. The article that he had written was beautiful and original from beginning to end. He has a knack for writing topics that make them delightful to read while engaging with both the consumer and the supplier. Hands down, Stephen can promote my business any day and I encourage others to put their faith in him to be their median for their targeted audiences."

Alexandra Durante – Managing Director - Pearls VI

esade business school

"I was stunned the following day. Stephen not only took hours of his personal time to give me feedback, but also suggested ways to make my “story” even more appealing to the readers."

Kamel Salah, CPA MBA Candidate – ESADE Business School

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sothebys VertBW

"We can highly recommend Stephen France for any writing project no matter how big or how small. He is a dedicated professional with a genuine desire to accommodate and please his clientele."

Maritha Keil, Broker/Managing Director - BVI Sotheby's International Realty

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"Stephen Leslie France is an extremely gifted writer and editor. I was impressed by his ability to clearly and accurately capture the essence of our interview and turn it into a compelling and insightful article for the Virgin Islands Property and Yacht magazine, June 2014. He is passionate about his work, detail focused and a brilliant wordsmith. Stephen is dedicated to providing service excellence and exceeding your expectations."

Dr. Lynda Reid, EdD, ACC, International Leadership & Life Coach, Kusala LLC

lambert beach resort

"At all times I have found Stephen to be professional, reliable, conscientious and honest..."

Giorgio Paradisi, General Manager - Elizabeth Beach Resort

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"My sales immediately escalated for the period of Christmas month and beyond into January. I even experienced a "chartering yachtie" walk in to my store with Stephen’s article clutched in his hand and point to the product Stephen wrote so well about..."

Eileen Bourke, Owner & CEO - Mi Amor Jewellers

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"Stephen is well qualified, and holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from a British University, and coupled with his gift as a writer, he would be a great asset to any organization or company."

Dickson Igwe, Truancy Officer - Elmore Stoutt School

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