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Writing, copywriting and blogging service

Have you been staring at that blank page for several days now? Not sure how to write your product description? Maybe you simply don't have time to write that press release or would love a fresh pair of eyes on your social media or website bio. Is your About page now in its 7th draft? Are you looking for some winning headlines or desperately need help kick-starting your blog? Whatever your writing need, whether it's long, short or some quick proof-reading, I am here to help.

With over 15 years experience in writing content for blogs and websites, bulletins and guides, copywriting for retail branding, I have a lot of knowledge and passion to share across a range of industries. I have written for universities, the civil service, corporate law, NHS, retail, small businesses, lifestyle websites and creative industries. Some of these clients have included De Agostini Publishers, The Kettle Shed, Bags of Love, & Uncommon Gifts. I have also had permanent roles at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, the Department for Communities and Local Government, Denton Wilde Sapte and in the NHS. I currently write and photograph for This Is Your Kingdom and I am a copywriter and brand strategist for Judy Andrews' design and branding agency, specialising in retail branding campaigns.

Photography and photo styling assistance

Do you need insta-worthy photos for your business? Maybe some lifestyle photos to go with a collection of blog post? Or even, someone who can take the photos and write the blog posts for you. Now, there's a thought! With over 5 years experience in photography and photo styling for blogs, websites and online shops, I can get your Instagram page up to speed, brighten up your newsletter, add that ideal "messy but stylish" desk shot to your website or even spend the day helping you style your own photos.

Creative collaborations

There's something very special about creative collaborations. They lead to places far better than our dreams do and you get to experience that together. How magical is that? A creative collaboration could be running a fun workshop together or combining our creative skills to make a new design to sell at an artisan market. It could be you and me putting our heads together to create a creative group, maybe even writing a book or making a short film. The possibilities are endless and I'd love to go on that creative journey with you.

I have collaborated and worked with a range of people in the creative industry, from graphic designers and web editors to bloggers and creatives, magazine editors and small businesses. Combined with over 5 years experience of setting up and running my own creative brand and business, I am passionate about working with fellow creatives whether in a collaborative sense, as part of a team, leading a project or helping to inspire others creatively.

My current project, ColourMyEveryDay, is an extremely popular Instagram challenge that encourages people to explore and discover colour all around them. Having run for the third time in January - February 2018, this interactive and much talked about creative experience has grown, attracting Instagram users from across the world and has even been featured in the top 15 hashtags to live your life in colour by Mollie Makes. It is a creative community experience and probably the biggest collaboration I have done to date.

Event planning, workshops and conferences

When it comes to meetings, event planning, workshops and conferences, there's a lot to plan, right? From planning the structure of the event to ordering supplies, producing marketing material, advertising across social media, managing bookings, booking speakers, meeting and greeting attendees and then ensuring the event runs smoothly. Don't panic, I can help with that entire to-do list, taking the stress out it, so that you can get on and enjoy it!

In previous roles, I have planned, organised and managed events of all shapes and sizes across a range of industries. Some of these have included planning a marketing event to advertise an internal service across a large government department in London, to organising large scale research conferences. Recently, I have helped set up the Somerset Etsy Team from helping run the first ever meet-up to creating meet-up topics, proof-reading handouts, being on-hand to answer any questions in the Facebook group, running a fun Photowalk for the team, recruiting new team members and being there to get the conversation flowing at meet-ups.

Hire me

Do you need help with writing, copywriting, photography or photo styling? Maybe you'd like to start that creative collaboration you've been dreaming of or need help running a brilliant new event? Whatever your needs, I'm here to help and make that to-do list more manageable, even get some key jobs ticked off it!

With a background working in highly pressured, time limited, corporate environments, budget restricted public sectors and highly competitive creative industries, I am known for working well under pressure and in an extremely professional, approachable and confidential manner, completing projects on time and to the brief required. I will happily take on any size project, working independently or as part of a team and always with a positive can-do attitude. If you would like to hire me for writing, copywriting, photography, photo styling, help running an event or would like to collaborate creatively, please do get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Weโ€™re so pleased to have Joanna as a member of the team. Needing no guidance, she simply โ€˜getsโ€™ what we do and always delivers articles that weโ€™re really proud to have on the site. Her photographs are beautiful and the subject and tone of her articles are always spot on.
— Rebecca Gaunt - This Is Your Kingdom
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Joanna is highly talented, organised and so hardworking. She writes beautifully and has an excellent understanding of blogging and social media. I was lost without her!
— Zoe - The Kettle Shed