About Tom Rigby.

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Trying to define yourself is a bit like trying to bite your own teeth.


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 career path 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 in the back of beyond on cold, rain-soaked Monday nights and I started to run out of words to describe ‘schoolboy defending’ and ‘a six pointer’. I was ready for a change of scenery.

I joined The Mirror as a music correspondent and while my LP collection swelled, I remained restless. A spell in Central Government communications and media relations 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. That was over 20 years ago.

Since then I’ve provided a freelance copywriting service to businesses and agencies all over the UK and other parts of the world, supplying words and ideas which has helped start-ups and some of the best known brands define and develop their corporate and consumer messages, tell their stories and sell their products and services across print and the web.

As a freelance copywriter I’m a member of the Professional Copywriters’ Network and the writer’s group 26. I’m also a published author, and an occasional contributor to several printed and online publications. In my spare time I enjoy sport (although a little less vigorously these days), listening to music, researching local history and studying criminology. I live in rural Northamptonshire with my wife and two children.

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If you managed to get through all that and you’d still 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. Or for a copy of my profile, click here.


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