It's not what a copywriter says. It's what he whispers.

Over 25 years after I started writing, some people still look at me blankly when I tell them I’m a copywriter. If they’ve not already walked away clueless, they begin to tell me about some great idea they once had. Perhaps the careers officer was right. Perhaps I should have been an estate agent.

The product of a conventionally dull middle-class childhood in 70s south London and a grisly public school education, over the years I’ve worn many hats (most of which didn’t fit) and taken a circuitous route towards becoming one of the UK’s most experienced freelance copywriters.

After studying journalism at what was then The London College of Printing, I made my way to Wapping and the sports desk at The News of the World and The Sun. Two years of watching goalless draws on cold, rain-soaked Monday nights and I started to run out of ways to describe ‘schoolboy defending’ and ‘six-pointer’.

I joined The Mirror as music correspondent and while my LP collection swelled, I remained restless. A spell in central Government communications followed, before speech writing for John Prescott also began to take its toll. Determined to find whatever it was that I was looking for, I moved out of London and became a freelance copywriter.

Since then I’ve provided a freelance copywriting service to businesses and creative agencies throughout the UK and other parts of the world. I’ve supplied words which have helped start-ups and some of the best-known brands define and develop their messages, tell their stories and sell their products and services across print and digital media.

If you’d like to find out more, why not take a look at the copywriting services I offer, browse through some of my work, see who I’ve written for or if you have something in mind get in touch.

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