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nDash Writer Profile for Simon Banks

Headline

You can't sell a story until you tell a story.

About Me

Oh, hello there. My name is Simon, and I'm a content and copywriter with more than seven years' worth of experience. Over the years, I've honed my skills, learning how to tell a story through the written word. 

Whether it's a short and snappy blog post, 10,000 word ebook or snazzy infographics, I like to take audiences  on a journey with writing that makes them feel like we're in the room together.

My experience has seen me write just about everything from articles to white papers, and I'm just as comfortable penning concise web copy or a social media post as I am writing long-form content. 

I've written for a number of well-known brands, such as Deliveroo, easyJet and Shell; I've also had worked featured in UK publications and papers that include Techradar, The Telegraph, Metro and The Times.

Working with clients in different industries – real estate, travel, technology, finance – has given me the experience to tell stories for just about anything, whether you're selling the latest smart tech or trying to shift hose clamps. And I can just as easily do it in UK or US English (my French needs a bit of work, though).

Industries I Write About

Real Estate

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My Writing Samples

Jargon Busting in the rental world

This article breaks down key terminology in the UK rental market, providing renters with easily digestible soundbites that gives them more confidence when they rent a home. The original post appeared on rental platform Movebubble's website and was picked up by various press publications, including Metro and Property Reporter.

https://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/landlords/jargon-busting-in-the-rental-world.html

What internet speeds do you need for streaming movies?

Writing for Shell Energy, I covered the ins and outs of the internet speeds needed for streaming. The aim of this article was to provide people with information about minimum speeds required, as well as the best speeds, to ensure a streaming experience that runs smoothly.

https://www.shellenergy.co.uk/blog/post/what-internet-speed-do-you-need-for-streaming-movies

How can customers keep brands engaged with science?

This article was written for Sparrho, a science-led company that is working to reduce the spread of misinformation. The brief asked me to inform brands about how they can minimise noise and provide their customers with insightful, fact-led information.

https://www.sparrho.com/d/how-can-brands-keep-customers-engaged-with-science/

How using a VPN can help you stream more content

UK publication Techradar wanted a short article about how VPNs (virtual private networks) can help you stream more content. The article covers the basics of a VPN and streaming, plus the tech's ability to act as a secure network when you're browsing online.

https://www.techradar.com/uk/vpn/how-using-a-vpn-can-help-you-stream-more-content

30 Places Every Harry Potter Fan Should Visit

Tourscanner asked for an article that would appeal to Harry Potter fans visiting London. The aim of the article was to provide information on all the Harry Potter hotspots in the capital, from the famous Platform 9 ¾ at King's Cross to Harry Potter Escape Rooms.

https://tourscanner.com/blog/harry-potter-places-to-visit-london/

The Ultimate Guide to Adding Value to Your Home

Real estate agent Emoov wanted a cluster page that provided vendors with everything they need to know about adding value to their home. The piece covers topics like adding a loft extension, redecorating your bathroom and how even your neighbour's house can increase the value of your home.

https://www.emoov.co.uk/guides/adding-value-home/

3 Ways AI-Generated Content Will Change the E-Learning Industry

AI video company Synthesia asked me to write a blog post explaining how their technology worked in the e-learning industry. The post conveys how AI voice translation can remove language barriers, customise courses and create virtual presenters.

https://www.synthesia.io/post/3-ways-ai-generated-content-will-change-the-e-learning-industry

The Ultimate Guide to Influencer Marketing on Social Media

I created an ebook about influencer marketing on social media for digital marketers Zoopshere. It's a deep dive into the world of social media influencers, covering all the bases from an introduction to social media marketing to how to boost ROI with the right influencers for your brand.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/external_clips/3391294/The_Ultimate_Guide_to_Influencer_Marketing_on_Social_Media_V1__1__%281%29.pdf?1586600663

Best Places To Buy In London For First-Time Buyers

This article offers advice on the best places for first-time buyers to purchase a home in London. It was written for MoveIQ, a property resources website from prominent housing market guru Phil Spencer.

https://www.moveiq.co.uk/advice/buying/best-places-to-buy-in-london-first-time-buyers/

Experience

Content and Copywriter

I write a range of content, including blog posts and newsletters, for Emoov, a leading online estate agent in the UK. I also edit and proofread blogs posts from other writers.

Company: Emoov

I worked there from 12/2019 until now

Content Writer

Blog post writing for Movebubble, an online rental platform, covering topics for renters, landlords, letting agents and build-to-rent operators.

Company: Movebubble

I worked there from 5/2017 until now

Content and Copywriter

My articles for Shell Energy include a range of topics that inform their readers about broadband speeds, smart home devices, energy consumption and the latest technology.

Company: Shell Energy (with m/Six Global)

I worked there from 3/2020 until now

Content Writer

Writing blog posts and ebooks for Zoomsphere, covering a range of digital marketing topics aimed at social media managers.

Company: Zoomsphere

I worked there from 12/2019 until 11/2020

Copywriter

Copywriting travel guides for activities in destinations all over the world. Content included topics like the best places to visit at night in London and the best theme parks in the world.

Company: Tourscanner

I worked there from 8/2019 until 7/2020

Content Writer

Content writer for a SaaS lead management software company, providing articles about sales tips for salespeople in the form of blog posts, press articles, ebooks and infographics.

Company: You Don't Need a CRM

I worked there from 11/2017 until 11/2018

Copywriter

Lead writer, creating articles about image recognition, artificial intelligence and how creatives can use technology to automate processes and focus on their art form.

Company: Lobster Media

I worked there from 5/2017 until 11/2017

Content I Write