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The journey from national journalist to freelance copywriter.


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

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 started freelance copywriting. 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.

I am a member of the Professional Copywriters’ Network, a published author, and an occasional contributor to several printed and online publications. In my spare time i enjoy sport (although a little less combatively these days), listening to music, researching local history, studying criminology and pottering in the garden. I live in rural Northamptonshire with my wife and two teenage children.


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Now that you know a bit about me, 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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