Martin Hedington


Born 1951 to a Navy Warrant Officer, started apprenticeship as a fitter & turner at 15 but by 16 joined the Navy as a technical apprentice. Exiting the RN in '78 found the best jobs were for salespeople so joined Liberty Life UK & within 3 years graduated to Training Manager. Returning to electronics in '84, qualified with City & Guilds. Emigrated to South Africa in '85 mastering Inventory & Stock control procedures for electronic sales at STC in Boksburg. From the late 80's started Police Reservist duties, Community Police Forum, Sector Crime Forum, Neighbourhood Watch and Enclosed Suburb Groups.1998 experienced a near death serious M/C accident but within 2 yrs fired the wheelchair and worked on Conditioned Victim (v1; softcover) with Dr R Wesson. Published in late 2002 to general acclaim and interest then qualified as a security officer and joined CMS in Benoni to preach the gospel of Precinct Philosophy, (PP is similar to road-closure just without boomgates.) Registered the Security Company 'Outriders' in 2009 offering armed escorts for transport companies carrying high value loads; (Cell phones, laptops etc). Changed to training in 2012 once it became apparent that over half of truck-hijackers were either cops, or people dressed as. Security Training proved a bust as few employers seem to care about training, most 'trainers' are simply 'selling' PSIRA qualifications. Repatriated to the UK to retire gracefully in 2013 but quit in 6 weeks. Returned to SA and commenced 'Conditioned' eBook version late 2013 thanks mainly to Smashwords.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
The story is about overcoming the mental constraints that mainstream, apologist media and most authorities seem to force down the public's throat in most countries these days, regarding acceptance of the status-quo in respect of seemingly allowing violent criminals apparent carte blanche when it comes to the fundamental human right of peace and safety. By arming oneself with the tools, the mental attitude, the resources and the equipment necessary, a person can become fully prepared for either avoiding, dissuading or if necessary defending against the chances taken by unfortunate opportunistic criminals and their increasingly violent tendencies. As opposed to abdicating one's solemn duty towards one's self, one's family and one's community.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle Previewer for PC
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Conditioned Victim? Your Choice
Price: Free! Words: 49,840. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
A Handbook To Help You Survive A Violent And Misguided Society

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Smashwords book reviews by Martin Hedington

  • Simple Writing Strategies Presents: Write Any Book For Profit In 30 Days or Less on Feb. 13, 2014

    Why I liked Glen Palmers ‘Write a book for profit in 30 days or less’. Truthfully, at first I didn’t. I thought Greg was annoyingly over fond of commas, and then I remembered he’s from Northern England, they really do talk like that all the time. Pressing on with the content though proved well worthwhile. I think he has everything in this book, everything you need to get down to actually getting the job done. The entire list of why’s, wherefore, in-and-outs and how-to’s, all the reasoning required to commit your thoughts and experiences into a readable format. Writing for profit is of course a very good reason why anyone should write in the first place, because you never know, writing something as successful as the idiotically simple ‘Flappy Birds’ game turned out, fifty thousand dollars a day income might come in handy, no? Truly, well worth the few bucks it cost, read it now and see for yourself, it’s inspiring. Martin L Hedington. South Africa.