Need some great content? I can help.
UPDATE JULY 2021: I’m not currently taking on new clients. If you need help with online content, SEO or web accessibility, please check out our friends at Pilao Labs.
I’m a published author with journalistic experience. I have many years’ experience of content writing for clients, and have written hundreds of blog posts and articles. I’m also a digital marketing expert with knowledge of SEO.
Marketing comes alive with great content. Content sits in the middle of your sales funnel. People may become aware of you from social media posts, or via search engines. But it’s content that gives you something engaging to post on social media, and well-written content that will boost your search engine results. And it’s the quality of your content that will determine whether or not your website visitors take action when researching your offer.
If you need to improve your web content, blog posts or other content – or simply need to generate more of it and don’t have time – I can help. I’ll take on your content writing for you.
I’m a professional writer and published author, and have studied feature writing at City University. I’m the author of Get Up to Speed with Online Marketing (Pearson Business, 2013), and have written feature articles for trade press. I’ve also written hundreds of SEO-friendly articles, web pages and blog posts for a range of clients, audiences and sectors. I’ve also written white papers, ebooks, PDF resources, corporate brochures, email newsletters and more.
“Jon works for us as a freelance manager, writer, and editor on our most demanding regular work and one-off projects. He has never let us down, always being efficient, effective and reliable.“ – Mark Nunney, CEO, Alban Digital
Content writing for clients
I’ve written for many sectors and audiences. Things I’ve written include:
- Books – author of a business book, plus self-published ebook guides
- Articles – including four articles per month for Leadership Review (2016-2020)
- Blog posts – for businesses in a wide range of sectors from fashion to gardening
- Web copy – also for a wide range of sectors
- White papers and PDF resources – such as PDF guides on gardening for children
- How-to guides – including PDF guides on social media for authors for a publisher
- Magazines – including writing and editing articles for Publishing Talk Magazine
- Guest posts – for publishing-related websites, including The Bookseller
- Corporate brochures – including design and output using Adobe InDesign
- Email newsletters – mainly for Publishing Talk
- Social media posts – including for a Penguin New York Times bestselling author. This resulted in increased engagement and a doubling of Instagram followers to 20,000.
“Jon is brilliant to work with. He is extremely reliable, strategic and creative, and I would thoroughly recommend him” – Julia Murday, Associate Communications Director, Penguin Books
Other web content experience
I can write quickly and to a house style. I can even write a house style. Having worked in publishing for 10 years, I’m also an experienced editor, and can turn rough copy into clear, well-structured, readable articles and blog posts with keywords and calls to action. I write in natural and engaging language but adhering to your brand’s tone of voice and SEO principles.
I’m experienced with Adobe Creative cloud apps and content management systems (CMS) – particularly WordPress. I know HTML and CSS, and have coded websites and WordPress themes from scratch. I have also run my own content-rich website, Publishing Talk, an educational, events and membership site for authors since 2007. This is a multi-author blog built on WordPress, and I commission and edit posts as well as write them.
I’ve taught writing for blogs and social media at several universities, including UCL and Birkbeck. In my spare time I enjoy screenwriting, and am represented by Curtis Brown.
What can you write about?
Literally anything. I can research and write about any topic you give me. My ‘own’ work-related topics include marketing, business, publishing, digital media, social media and education. But I have also written on diverse topics for a range of businesses, including men’s fashion, upcycling, shed building and gardening.
I’m interested in the world and have a wide range of interests. My academic background is in psychology and international relations. I published books in health and social sciences for 10 years. I’m interested in politics, philosophy, film and TV, travel, science, nature, photography, music, food, languages and more. Need something writing in a specific niche? Try me!
Find out more about my content writing services
If you need new web content, a refresh of old content, or simply don’t have time to blog and urgently need some content writing, please get in touch – I can help!