Stories only happen to those who are able to tell them.
Paul Auster

Thank you for visiting my website. I am a London-based copywriter and editor with over 30 years’ experience working with a client base of more than 200 companies, organisations and individuals including BBC, Ministry of Defence, Sunday People and Centrica along with charities, SMEs and start-ups.

My words create an impact in brochures, annual reports, magazines, blogs, press releases, speeches, advertisements and on all social media outlets. The hallmark of my sub-editing services is a zero-tolerance approach to errors in grammar and syntax and fixing inconsistency in register where different stakeholders are involved in writing copy.

My extensive portfolio includes writing press releases, SEO-friendly web copy, editing books, creating brand names and straplines, devising radio advertising campaigns, writing an award-winning audio drama for BBC Radio 4, sub-editing on two national newspapers, providing companies with writing style guides, devising English examinations for Nato officers. I also plead guilty to churning out awful puns for Christmas cracker suppliers. However large or small the brief, I regularly exceed client expectations in delivering and editing copy and always meet tight deadlines.

The blogs on the site aim to provide succinct and useful advice on how to write better copy, along with some irreverent observations of use and abuse of the English language in the 21st century.