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My ability to write clear, effective and readable content is underpinned by a 30 year career where written communication skills were paramount. This gave me a unique opportunity to develop my B2B and technical writing skills to a very high level. For example: writing about xenotransplantation and biotechnology intellectual property issues, clearly and accurately but in a way that non-experts would understand; writing guidance documents and consultation papers on legal matters that impacted on businesses across a wide range of sectors.

I am also very experienced in writing: summary reports (taking research or lengthy reports from business and academia and producing effective, intelligible summaries for wider consumption); press notices, leaflets and brochures; and even speeches for politicians and senior public figures.

Since going freelance I am also building a reputation for producing high quality copy for blogs and websites that can drive sales and agendas or is simply sharing opinion and making comment. My background means that I am particularly well versed in writing on public policy issues and current affairs, both here and in countries as diverse as the USA, Qatar and even Uzbekistan! However, I am happy to write about almost anything and recently I have written for clients in the travel/tourism, food/drink, arts and genealogy sectors.

Whether you want short website reviews, 300+ word copy on travel and tourism, general blog and web content, 1,200+ word articles for your print or online journals/magazines, or technical B2B reports, I produce top quality copy that people will want to read.

Key Skill:Copywriter Experience:Senior

Other Skills:Copywriter (Senior), Arts / Entertainment (Junior), Business / Commercial (Senior), Education (Senior), Health (MiddleWeight), Lifestyle (Junior), Travel / Tourism (MiddleWeight), Editor / Proofreader (MiddleWeight), Business / Commercial (MiddleWeight), Technical (MiddleWeight)

Tags: freelance-writing copywriting copy-writing technical-writing public-policy current-affairs



A short, two-page, resume covering my skills, achievements and work history.
Civil Service Cuts: Still flogging the.....
Public policy article created for my own blog, about public spending cuts and the civil service
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Enterprise trends
Article written for 'RSA Comment' the online journal of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
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Emerging markets research
Regularly provide research, analysis and copy production on food and drink sectors for commercial publisher of analytical reports on emerging markets.
Business Growth = Economic Growth
Re-blogged article by digital marketing agency blog 'Cashzilla' - arguing that UK public policy should encourage SMEs to make more effective use of technology.
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Expeditionary Economics: Making the World a Safer Place through Economic Growth
1,000+ word draft article I produced for a news and current affairs journal but remains unpublished. Represents my on-going interest in entrepreneurship and economic affairs.
Website reviews
I have written many website reviews, primarily covering sites with a historical and genealogical angle, for a number of journals and newsletters (example of a short review is attached).
The Summer when Everything Changed
Article published in the Bedfordshire Family History Society Journal. The article tells the story of August/September 1939 through the diary entries of a family from Sandy in Bedfordshire.
Family History Case Study
I wrote an article published in Your Family Tree Magazine (July 2013. Issue 131) entitled: How the Co-op Saved my Family. This researched article recounts how a family member succeeded against the odds to provide a secure future for their family.
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Liverpool Family Historian
I have edited and compiled this 72 page quarterly journal for the Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History Society since December 2012. The journal includes: articles, news, book and website reviews and other genealogical matter. Created with Microsoft Publisher and available to members in hard copy or PDF versions.