About Me

No one wants to read stuff that's boring. That's why you need a copywriter who knows how to make words interesting. Someone like me!
An environmental portrait of me in a wild habitat created among farmland in Northamptonshire.

A PAINTER OF PICTURES THROUGH WORDS

If you want something formal, I can write it. But it's copy with a bit of character and a friendly, informal style that I love writing most. Painting pictures through words to create a connection with the reader. Take them on a journey. Make them feel something. Stir their emotions.

Because the more your audience feels something, the happier they'll be to take the next step. Whether that's to buy, click, call, visit, learn more, explore …

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    What can I say? Your words took me on a journey. I was fully engaged and absolutely love the writing style! Toni-Ann Bird, Director, Guild House Estate Agents.
        It's fair to say I've entered the world of copywriting a little later than some. And not by the most obvious of routes either. But I've always had a fascination for words – their origins and uses. Add some pretty varied professional writing experience, and it shouldn't be quite the surprise I sometimes think it is.

        But I can't imagine doing anything else. I love the whole writing process. From the initial research and creative processes right through to teasing and tweaking the copy I've written into being the very best it can be.

        So whatever it is you do. Whatever the words you need. Tell me what you're after, and I'll do the rest.
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                            Why hire me for your copywriting project? Well...

                            • I have a diverse copywriting portfolio. With projects for high-end modern and period design properties, outdoor clothing brands, hand-engraved jewellery and watches, garden design, architects, cyber-security, business resilience, health and fitness, menswear hire, and canal boat tourism. To name but a few.

                            • As well as close-on 10 years' experience writing illustrated articles and features for various UK consumer and trade magazines. With...

                            • Over 30 published pieces to my name so far.

                            • They include ten 1000-word illustrated articles written for a travel/history series commissioned by The Countryman magazine. A prestigious UK title and one of the oldest, most respected countryside magazines in the world.

                            • Editorially, I've written on a broad range of topics. These include gardens, travel, architecture, history and photography.

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                            • I'm qualified too, with a Diploma (Distinction) in Copywriting (2019).

                            • And a Diploma (Distinction) in Google SEO (2020).

                            Both are Level 4 accredited courses taken through the College of Media & Publishing. This means I'm professionally trained and qualified. Have a peek at my pass certificates just to make sure.

                            • And finally, I'll bring you precision and creativity...

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                            Andrew writes with precision and great energy. He has a wealth of creative ideas that he can translate into copy that’s persuasive, accurate and interesting to read. If you’re after copy with character, charm and impact, Andrew is your man.
                            Lucy Van Biljon, fellow freelance copywriter and my copywriting tutor with the College of Media & Publishing.


                            FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MY COPYWRITING SERVICES
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                                  ...with such a complex message, clarity was essential. You have succeeded where we had struggled and the brochure and documents you've written are pitched perfectly.
                                  Peter Tyler and Gordana Mandic, Directors, Tyler Mandic Ltd - Architects and Fine Builders.

                                        Some extra bits worth knowing

                                        I'm proud to be a member of the ProCopywriters' Network (The Alliance of Commercial Writers), the UK's largest membership organisation for commercial writers. And I'm professionally insured with Policy Bee, providing peace of mind for us both. I'm covered for Professional Indemnity to the value of £1,000,000.

                                        So you see, your message couldn't be in safer hands. Whatever the words you need.

                                        You can find out a little more about me and some of my thoughts on copywriting in my recent ProCopywriters member spotlight interview. And see more of my writing in my blog posts.


                                        And just in case you're interested, here's life before copywriting.

                                            A professional Photographer

                                            Before becoming a copywriter, I'd been a freelance landscape and location photographer for 20 years. I also added writing to the mix and supplied illustrated articles to various UK magazines. Although I'm no longer undertaking any commissioned or stock photography shoots, I have an extensive catalogue of images that are still commercially available. These pictures continue to be widely used in publishing and advertising both here in the UK and internationally.

                                            Of all the photographic assignments I've done, the ones I'm most proud of are those undertaken for the National Trust. They have exceptionally high standards and so to be accepted as part of their freelance photographer portfolio was a very special moment. Especially as it meant they saw my work as being equal to that of some of my photographer heroes; whose images are widely used by the National Trust.

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                                            I'm an award winner too!
                                            In 2012, I was awarded 2nd place in the 'Breathing Spaces' category of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. My entry was 'Evening Gold', and, along with other winners, was exhibited around the world.

                                            And yes, just in case you're wondering, all the landscape pictures you see on these web pages are mine. Making my site a little more visually interesting and a bit different from most copywriter websites.

                                                Why the switch from Photographer to Copywriter?

                                                This was one of the most difficult decisions I've ever had to make. A long-standing injury to my spine/pelvis was making life as photographer increasingly hard. But, despite it meaning I had to give up something I loved doing, I knew I had to make a change. And writing more seemed the obvious step.

                                                But I quite fancied doing something more than just write for magazines. I wanted to add to my writing skills. Find a new challenge. And copywriting fitted the bill perfectly. So, here I am! Ready to write your next project.

                                                Get the quality writing your project deserves


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                                                ... forty years of life and work summed up in one thousand words ... That, Andrew, is very clever and thoroughly well done. Frank and Marjorie Lawley, the creators of Herterton House gardens.

                                                    FRESH, CLEAR, EVOCATIVE WRITING WITH CHARACTER AND IMPACT

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