Content that catches the customer

As a web content writer and  journalist, I supply human interest client case histories • talking head videos • blogs or comment pieces • Q&As • readers’ comment queues • podcasts • online polls and surveys • animations • twitter feeds • social media blog, email and tweet packages • news bulletins • full-length feature articles • white papers • advertorials • corporate brochures • company reports

As a former Guardian journalist, I was the paper’s first sponsored supplement and website editor. In that role I have worked with many major clients, including Apple, Asus, BT, Futuroscope (France’s 3D cinema theme park), Sheffield Film Festival, Department for Education. The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA), Department for international Development, regional development agencies (UK), Manchester University

I have covered a wide range of subjects, particularly education and health (diabetes)technologyenvironment, overseas aid, human rights, housing, social issues, regional development agencies, interim management, media (advertising, TV, internet), and numerous company campaigns

I offer more than just a copywriting service . . .  I assess your website, highlight your unique selling points and what makes you different from the competition, repackage the knowledge you have of your sector to provide added-value copy to casual readers, and offer feedback on online visitors/reader numbers

  • Fast turnround – 24 hours if required
  • Tight daily newspaper deadlines
  • Showcasing the interesting and fascinating aspects of your business, organisation or charity
  • I can find news angles in the most unlikely material
  • High standards in factual accuracy, spelling and grammar
  • Sharp proof-reading skills, honed firstly as production editor on the Guardian’s education desk and then as the paper’s sponsored supplement and website editor
  • I can shoot my own photos to accompany articles

For advice on how to increase the online/print profile, influence and sales of your business, organisation or charity, please contact Richard Doughty

Tel: 07902 188408 / (office) 01923 775711; Email: 

Copywriter and (former Guardian) journalist