- Glasgow, GB
- £20 /hr
- Available now
I provide a copywriting, editing and proofreading service for websites and businesses across a wide range of sectors. Clients have included companies specialising in IT, managedmore...I provide a copywriting, editing and proofreading service for websites and businesses across a wide range of sectors. Clients have included companies specialising in IT, managed services, tour guides, home maintenance and improvement, fashion, and energy.
My work is SEO-optimised, if required, and includes article writing and blogging. I also write content for ebooks, android phone apps and social media.
I am a contributing writer for the world-leading online magazine Suite101 where I write informative and entertaining articles with an SEO focus that means my work appeals to both the business and general market. My most recent piece for Suite101 in July 2011, on the TV programme Rick Stein's Spain, was picked to be a feature article.
I created the website and lifestyle review platform The Bar Biographer on which I am the sole contributor, in September 2009. This contains extensively researched articles as well as shorter observations on Twitter and Facebook. These pieces encompass varied topics such as economics, history, urban geography, architecture and interior design.
My work has featured in Scotland’s leading licensed trade publication The Scottish Licensed Trade News and I am a resident reviewer for the online directory Find Me Glasgow where I provide concise reviews.
Earlier in my career I was commissioned for an article in the new magazine COG, the subject being Glasgow of the future. The finished piece, Dwelling on the Future, appeared in the February 2000 edition of the magazine.
Ten years of experience in a media monitoring company has allowed me to develop report, summary and press release writing skills, as well as editing and proofreading.
Within the creative writing sphere, I have been published in the short-story anthology, The Knuckle End, in 2003. This after receiving a MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, one of the first such courses in the United Kingdom, where I was tutored by the Booker Prize-winning author James Kelman. Previously, I was short-listed for the inaugural Scotland on Sunday short story competition for the Millennium.
I am degree educated, an MA Honours (2:1) in Politics, also from The University of Glasgow, the constituent subjects including History, English Literature and English Language.
Area Covered: Web Content, Article Writing, Copy Writing/Editing, Proofreading, Research
Job Title: Communications Manager
Company: McCallum Media Monitor
Description: Leading a team of press readers, monitoring, evaluating and delivering information to a wide variety of clients. Maintained daily relationships with suppliers and clients. Responsible for deadline-meeting and target-setting. Negotiating keywords and prices with clients. Preparing news summaries, and copy for internal notices, press releases and website content.
Job Title: Contributor
Company: Find Me Glasgow
Description: I wrote pen portraits of the best bars/clubs in Bath Street, Glasgow for the website www.findmeglasgow.com under the Bar Biographer name/nom de plume. I also contributed another set of themed bar reviews/portraits which will be added to the website at the discretion of the proprietor, Gillian Dick.
Degree: MA Honours 2:1
Field of Study: Politics/English Literature/History
University / College: University of Glasgow
Degree: M Litt Postgraduate
Field of Study: Creative Writing
University / College: University of Glasgow
Degree: Postgraduate Certificate
Field of Study: Library and Information Studies
University / College: Robert Gordon University
Web content writer, article writer, copy editor/writer, creative writer, proofreader
fast, professional and efficient.
Great work, right on brief, a pleasure to do business with!
Scott has written a few batches of articles for me and his work is always to a high standard and within the deadlines. I would definitely recommend him.
Scott's articles were of a great quality and were sent quickly. I would recommend him for any articles writing.
guy is great, but now increased rates so good luck for his business in future.
excellent Job done by scott again, perfect timings
Very good work. Scott has brought hands on social media knowledge to the table and created an email series that has helped us secure new clients.
Very Good Work and On Time
Scott provided great articles on how golf clubs can use social media. The final articles required no changes such was the quality of the writing.
Scott obviously knows social media well and conveyed this through his articles with practical advice.
Scott used initiative to research great content with minimal guidance from me and delivered it on time.
I already have sold more systems based on Scott's newsletters, articles and posts and would advise any company to use Scott for copy if they want to engage potential customers and subsequently sell more services or products - five star. I will be using him again.