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Profesional Writer

About Me

I am a Columnist, Copywriter, Blogger and Author.

I create articles, blog content, magazine and web columns, copywriting, features, ghostwriting, humour content for branding and greeting cards, and stand-up material. Clients I have written for include: The Guardian, Out of Home, About the Funeral, Television Heaven, Education Executive, Independent Executive, Discover, My Cornwall, Thrive in Life, Dollar Stretcher, Country Smallholding, Treason Show, NewsRevue, Dranky, Opticopy, Loser's Guide and NuPost. I've also ghostwritten material for a number of businesses in the UK, US and Canada.

My preferred style is informal, conversational and with a sprinkle of humour (or humor). I also do grown-up, serious stuff. My main subjects are: Green Living, Human Interest, Business; Media; Relationships; Education; Mind, Body & Spirit; Humour; and the Arts. I am also happy to work to a specific brief and to do my own research.

Specialist training: Accredited Project Manager - PRINCE2 and APM IPMA Cert D. Diploma - Business Performance Coaching. Diploma and Certificate - Life Coaching. ITEC Holistic Massage Therapy. NLP Foundation.

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My Writing Samples

Decision Time - Dogs or Kids?

Pet community sponsored humour content.


Seven Things Your Resume Says About You

Unpicking the hidden messages you leave in your resume, and how to turn them to your advantage.


Getting the Story Straight with DOOH

How the storytelling tradition is at the heart of high-quality Digital Out Of Home advertising.


Born to be Mild - Adventures on a Pedelec

A character-driven review of an electrically assisted bicycle.


Raising Chickens

The joys and practicalities of raising poultry for homesteaders.


Last of the Line (Loss of a Sibling)

A personal piece for The Guardian's Family section.



Sole Proprietor

Professional writer. Articles, Blogging, Branding Content, Comedy Writing, Copywriting, Features, Ghostwriting. Also a novelist and short fiction author.

Company: Derek Thompson

I worked there from 10/2009 until now


Joffe Books publishes my Brit thrillers: Standpoint, Line of Sight, Cause & Effect, Shadow State, and Flashpoint.

Company: Joffe Books

I worked there from 3/2015 until now

Project Developer

Responsible for concept realisation, customer engagement, sales initiatives, editorial work, enhancing our online presence and reputation. As a member of the managerial team, I work alongside the Editor-in-Chief and the Content Editor.www.awordwithyoupress.comContributor and part of the editorial team for our inaugural anthology, The Coffee Shop Chronicles, Vol 1, Oh the Places I have Bean!

Company: A Word with You Press

I worked there from 3/2010 until 7/2016

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