Hello! Thanks for your interest thus far… Here’s some more information about me, my work, and my experience to date. If you’d like to know more please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
WHAT DO I DO?
As a freelance writer, editor and graphic designer I undertake a variety of projects for a range of clients, a selection of which are featured here, here and here. As a writer and graphic designer, I enjoy working with companies who are passionate about their product or service, and who understand that the way their brand looks and sounds can have a big impact on the success of their communications and how they are viewed by current and prospective customers. As an editor, I love working with individuals with an engaging story to tell, who want to take their writing to the next level.
In both writing and design projects my first objective is to better understand the person or business that is commissioning me. I want to know who you are, who your clients are, what makes you tick, what turns you off, and what you want to become in the future. Without this insight, producing thoughtful prose and graphics is at best a stab in the dark. With editorial clients, I strive to understand the story being told before I help to refine it. I aim to navigate the editorial process with sensitivity and care, and enjoy building strong relationships with those I work with.
For me no project is too big or too small – from a complete brand overhaul to small text edits, if you’re looking for creative input my door is always open. And, if I’m not the woman for the job, I will try my best to put you in touch with someone who may be.
WHAT EXPERIENCE DO I HAVE?
Following studying Art and Design, specialising in Graphic Design, I went on to work as the Senior Publishing Executive and In-house Designer at independent publisher Fernhurst Books. Here I was in charge of the design of all books and marketing materials; gained experience in copywriting for sales and marketing purposes; and worked on a one-to-one basis with many authors through their journeys of writing and promoting their books.
On the other side of the industry, I have authored a book myself. Still with the publisher, Apricate Books, I am itching for it to be published. I also have a personal blog, In Search of Happy, which follows my (often embarrassing) escapades around Europe.
In January 2020 I launched Self Publishing House, a subsidiary of Fernhurst Books, which offers editorial, design and marketing services to enable authors to self-publish high-quality books and eBooks to sell commercially and for personal use.
WHAT DO I CHARGE?
One size certainly does not fit all, so I provide a no-obligations quote on a job-by-job basis once I’ve understood the needs and timescale of the client. I prefer to quote a flat rate for most commissions so that there are no costly surprises on receipt of invoice, but am happy to work on an hourly-rate basis if this is preferred.