About


Your lack of writing skills shouldn’t stand in the way.

Let’s get to the heart of your writing.

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Who the hell am I?

Are you struggling with your written content?

Don’t think you need to leave it that long before you seek professional help, it’s really not as complicated or scary as you think.

I’m an Advanced Professional member of CIEP (the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading), and trained in copywriting and creative writing. I help businesses and authors get their story out there. Without stressing about the commas. I also write, proofread and edit for the award-winning Dunnet Bay Distillers and work with high profile companies through my work with Lily and Ferry Publications.

  • I’m proud to write for, compile and edit Lily Publication’s best-selling All Round Guide to the Isle of Man and their Island Kitchen cookery books.
  • I’ve worked with Cunard, P&O, Irish Ferries, Brittany Ferries and NorthLink (to name a few) through Ferry Publications, Europe’s leading publisher in the specialist field of ferry, cruise, ro-ro and the high-speed ferry industry. I know my way around maritime subjects – hopefully my barge-owner great-great grandad would be pleased.
  • When I’m not working you can find me in my local theatre – producing, publicising, helping with workshops for around 90 kids on a Friday night, and generally having fun.
  • Oh, and I really do have green hair

I’ll help you to communicate effectively. You deserve to be heard. Your lack of writing skills shouldn’t stand in the way.
Why waste time struggling or wondering if you’ve got it right?
Words are my business, and I’m here to help you concentrate on your business.

  • Editorial and written word consulting services.
  • Copywriting and copyediting for authors and businesses
  • Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)
  • Member of ProCopywriters (the alliance of commercial writers)
  • DigitalMarketer Search Marketing Specialist
  • DigitalMarketer Direct-Response Copywriting Specialist
  • Graduate of the Andy Maslen Copywriting Academy

Let’s get to the heart of your writing.
Get your story out there, without stressing about commas.

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You’ll find what I do over on my services page, and my prices on my pricing page. Here are a few choice snippets about me (we all like to know who we’re going to be working with):

  • I specialise in helping UK businesses and authors of heritage and history.
  • I write and edit so you don’t have to.
  • Like you, I believe in the personal touch in business (and if you’re an author, you’ll know – it’s a business as well as a passion).
  • I’m a Yorkshire lass based in the beautiful far north of Scotland – looking out of my living room window I can see the Orkneys, when it’s not raining or they’re shrouded in mist.
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  • After moving north I set up as a professional genealogist, and although this has taken a back seat to my editing and writing career, I do still occasionally like to don my Sherlock hat and get stuck into some lovely research. 
  • I belong to two Cardigan corgis.
  • I’m an Advanced Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), I adhere to their code of practice, and I’m a member of ProCopywriters (the alliance of commercial writers). I’m trained by the CIEP and the Publishing Training Centre in copyediting, and by DigitalMarketers and the legendary Andy Maslen through his Copywriting Academy. And I’m damn good at what I do.

Problems I help you solve:

You’ve written a book but need to make sure that your writing is correct

Editing or proofreading your book will get it ready for your readership. I’m highly skilled and will help you keep your authorial voice, while ensuring your writing meets the highest standards of editorial excellence. Services include –

Editing or proofreading your book or story

Assessing your manuscript and helping you move forward

You run a business, but you’re not a writer

Don’t worry! Editing will get your writing into shape, or I can write your content for you. We’ll work closely together to get everything right. Services include –

  • Website editing and proofreading
  • Website health checks
  • Writing your website content for you
  • Helping you by writing or editing brochures, flyers and other business materials

Why bother working with an editor or copywriter?

When you concentrate on your business (yes, even you authors are running a business!) it’s hard to spot when words go wrong. We all get too close to our content and miss those little things (and sometimes big things) that others will pick up on.

Investing in your writing is worth the effort. It shows the world you’re proud of your creation and want to share it with them.

Oh, one more thing about me … I have green hair.

Sara Donaldson / Northern Editorial cartoon

Ready to work with me?

Email me now and let’s chat!