About Me

ANDREW BASKOTT | FREELANCE COPYWRITER, WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHER

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Hello, I'm Andrew. Thank you for dropping by.

First and foremost, I'm a copywriter. A trained one at that. But I also sometimes write for magazines. And, for twenty years, I've been a freelance landscape and location photographer. Three disciplines that all neatly work together. Although I can't say it has all been carefully planned, as you'll see if you read on. I love writing and so that has become the main focus in all that I now do. And while my photography is now more of a sideline, I still love to get out and make saleable images whenever I can. I'm based in Northampton in the East Midlands, but can work with you wherever you are in the UK or beyond.

"...forty years of life and work summed up in one thousand words which flow together and read beautifully! That, Andrew, is very clever and thoroughly well done."
Frank Lawley - author, owner and creator of Herterton House gardens in Northumberland.

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Copywriting is a new departure for me following on from working as a freelance landscape and location photographer. Due to an injury to my spine/pelvis in my first year at secondary school many moons ago (doing triple-jump in 1975, if you must know), I've finally been forced into a change of direction and emphasis in what I do. All the images you see on my website are mine, just to make it a little different from the norm.

Besides the photography, I'm also an accomplished writer. And has seen me writing for several leading UK magazines with currently around 30 pieces to my name. These include 18 illustrated articles (10 featured in one major series). My writing has covered topics as diverse as gardens, photography, history and travel, in both consumer and trade titles. And because I love writing as much as photography, copywriting seemed the ideal new direction to take.

Copywriting is often about telling a story, which is very much a skill I've honed with my magazine writing. But there is a little more to it than that, and so I have also undertaken some copywriter training* to broaden my writing skills further. And so benefit clients.

With a background that's also covered publishing and direct mail as well as print and design project management, words have been a recurring theme throughout my working life. Which all adds up to some invaluable experience for the varied world of copywriting.

With the very latest copywriter training behind me, a genuine love of research (try writing a magazine article without any) combined with a proven ability to write, means you can be sure of compelling, intelligently written and engaging copy that's relevant to your audience. Whatever it is you need to say.

If you're interested, you can learn more about my photography by visiting andrewbaskottphotography.co.uk and see examples of my work. Images have been used in countless magazines, books, calendars and newspapers as well as for advertising and promotional uses. Both in the UK and internationally.

* In 2018, I undertook the Complete Copywriting course with the Writers Bureau and was awarded their Certificate of Competence. Armed with one certificate, I'm now studying online for a diploma in copywriting with the College of Media and Publishing.

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I'd love to hear from you, so please GET IN TOUCH for some great copywriting that can make a real difference. I can work with you wherever you're based. Whether that's here in Northampton, in Northamptonshire, the East Midlands or beyond.


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