Copywriter, columnist, author and blogger – content with character.

Engage your customers, your readers, or your audience.

Times when you might need a writer

  1. You have no content. Nowt. Or maybe a few ideas, but that’s about it.
  2. There’s a deadline to meet and a space to fill. And the clock is ticking…
  3. What you’ve written is okay, but it could be improved. You’re just not sure how.
  4. You want to revitalise your brand with a fresh approach and maybe a little humour.
  5. People need to know how great your product or service is, but words aren’t your thing. I get it; I feel the same way about banking. (Unless banking is your business, in which case I love banking…)

Where I come in

I can create a range of written content (credited or ghostwriten) for a variety of media and needs. I produce business writing, articles and features, branding slogans, speeches and eye-catching copy that generates a buzz. I can even write gags for you, or ‘punch up’ presentation material to turn it from dry into wry.

My main subjects are: Well-being, Lifestyle and Human Interest; Green Living; and the Arts. However, I’m always happy to look at a brief – especially for niche businesses.

Recent Posts

The Suitability Gap aka The Information Game

I had the good fortune to share a podcast episode with Nadine Matheson, best-selling author and lawyer. As is often the case with a fast-flowing… Read more

You must be joking!

Recently, on LinkedIn, a bunch of us were lamenting the lack of opportunities for gag writers. It got me thinking about the things I’d tried… Read more

Wellbeing for Writers

When it comes to novel writing it’s a jungle out there* and in there as well. You spend inordinate amounts of time deliberating and procrastinating… Read more

Should Fiction Keep It Real?

I planned to write about the balance between a writer’s life and their inner world, but this piece on the BBC website caught my eye… Read more

Altruism for Authors

I’m a great believer in supporting the writing community wherever possible and whenever practicable. Of course, there is competition for representation, for publication, and for… Read more

Setting the Scene – why location matters

One of the challenges authors face – and the directors and scriptwriters who interpret their work – is how to make each scene real. We… Read more

Top Reasons to Harvest Your Rainwater

A sponsored post on behalf of Freeflush. Top Reasons to Harvest Your Rainwater RAINWATER IS FREE, BUT THE SUPPLY IS NOT DEPENDABLE! It rains a… Read more

Film Noir Feeds my Fiction

The rules have changed. I’ve made no secret of the fact that Raymond Chandler’s writing is one of the inspirations for my Thomas Bladen spy… Read more