About Me

Who am I?

Hello, I’m Lucy, a freelance writer who strives for lucidity in all my work – clear, readily understood and just a little shiny.

I’m a qualified copywriter, proofreader and editor. I’m also an NCTJ-qualified journalist, experienced PR manager and established entrepreneur.

I’ve been told I have a way with words. I know my theirs from my there’s and my pronouns from my parentheses. Beyond these basics, I understand business and how the right words can transform the bottom line. 

Alongside my freelance writing, I'm a tutor at the College of Media and Publishing, sharing my knowledge and experience to help students worldwide reach their potential.

I live in sunny Salford and work from the home I share with my lovely husband, smiley son and handsome cats.

Experience and education

  • Diploma in Copywriting (Distinction) from the College of Media and Publishing (CMP)
  • Diploma in Proofreading and Editing (Distinction) from CMP
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism
  • BA in English
  • News reporter at the Manchester Evening News
  • Agency and in-house PR manager for brands including Marks and Spencer, Smooth Radio and Nissan
  • Member of the Professional Copywriters’ Network

What I am

  • An entrepreneur
  • Friendly
  • Affordable
  • Creative
  • Straightforward
  • Efficient
  • Picky (with punctuation, not people)

What I'm not

  • A corporate suit
  • Too serious
  • Eye-wateringly expensive
  • Predictable
  • Waffly
  • Dithery
  • Slapdash

What I like

  • Originality
  • Attention to detail
  • Crisp, clean copy
  • Sole trader success
  • Cats
  • Macaroni cheese

What I dislike

  • Jargon
  • Apostrophe abuse
  • Sloppy copy
  • Sole trader failure
  • Slugs
  • Coriander