Words are the currency of our lives. We read thousands every day, and life’s simply too short for wading through waffle. However valuable your message, if your copy is dull or inaccurate or lacking in sparkle, it’s unlikely to get read.

But sometimes words can sing.

Pick the right words, put them in the right order and they have power to make really good things happen. 

I write and edit for clients including CMSCommunity AlbumsGlobal Academy JobsInnovistaSAT-7, Thrive and Yeomans. I also help individuals with stories to tell or wisdom to share to prepare their writing for publication. 

Please have a read of the examples of my work below. If you like what you see, get in touch and let's continue the conversation.

It is so refreshing and reassuring to work with someone who is such a pro. Bringing in Jo added immediate capacity and quality to our comms. I was so impressed with her ability to get onto our side of the table and understand our brand, style, tone of voice and audience. Her copy is a delight to read, and she has added enormous value to our charity. I know I can rely on Jo.
— Robin Peake, Head of Fundraising, Innovista
‘Jo’s copy is outstanding. She always delivers on time and to a very high standard.’
— Mark Stavers, Chief Executive, Viva
‘Jo can truly make words sing!

We commissioned Jo to write our first Tumblr article. The response was unexpected with over 3,000 views and 400 likes from across the world on LinkedIn alone.’
— Nathan Jones, ACT Oxford
‘Jo has a talent for lifting the quality of any draft narrative so it really does sing – whatever the genre.’
— Martin Thomas, Charity consultant & children's author
The book I have been in the process of writing for the last 5 years had been on the shelf long enough. Finally I decided to engage with an editor and Jo was recommended. I cannot endorse her skills enough. Jo is excellent at what she does and leads you towards excellence. Her comments, proofreading and final edits have encouraged and championed me all the way. To me, she’s been the editorial midwife helping me birth a long-awaited child.
— Chrissie Wilkinson, Author & Public Speaker

As well as for commission, I write for sheerest pleasure. Here are my latest thoughts on friendship, fast fashion, refugees, how to tackle tyranny, and why my mum and dad hang out in the centre of Birmingham on Friday nights.