Writer for hire

Freelance writing and content development services

As a freelance writer, I help brands and authors develop their voice and delight their audiences with engaging content. My main focus is ghostwriting non-fiction books, but I also work with businesses to copywrite their articles, ebooks, white papers, website copy, and more.

Whether I’m working with an individual author or a business, my job is to turn the client’s ideas into words on the page – words that are entirely authentic to them. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to this. I’m just as comfortable taking a kernel of an idea and developing it as I am writing to a strict brief or polishing up existing content. In other words, if you already know exactly what you want, that’s great, leave it with me. If not, I can advise on content, style and tone, and help you shape your ideas.

Prior to going freelance, I spent 10 years in non-fiction publishing, working with leading publishers and brands to spot trends, identify audiences and acquire content to meet their needs. Most recently, I worked as commissioning editor on For Dummies, the world’s most recognisable reference series, acquiring how-to books and training authors to write to brand guidelines.

Personally, I like content that’s simple and conversational, and that’s my natural writing style. However, I can write in whatever tone suits your project – formal or informal, personal or professional, chipper or serious, whatever you need. And, yes, my freelance writing is definitely less sweary than what you see on this site!

Here’s what clients have to say about me:

 

Bob Harper

‘Claire is a delight to work with. The quality of her writing is top notch, she adds value helping develop content ideas and always delivers on time.’

Bob Harper, co-founder, Agendali

Bestselling business author and influencer

‘Working with a ghostwriter has helped me increase my creative output, across books, mini ebooks and articles, while I focus on growing my business. Claire is a brilliant writer and collaborator, and the process is always super-easy. We discuss in detail the goals and target audience for each project, create a comprehensive structure for the content, agree on appropriate research sources, and then I can safely leave it in Claire’s hands, knowing she always delivers content that perfectly captures my thoughts and voice. The finished product is exactly what I would have written, if I’d had the time! I couldn’t ask for a better ghostwriter.’

Bestselling business author and influencer

NW, entrepreneur and investor

‘We have worked with Claire on numerous projects now, from technical content for our websites and ebooks to more mindset-related ghostwriting, and we have been delighted with the results. She is an excellent communicator and runs with the project to ensure deadlines are hit and even beaten. We intend to work with Claire much more in the future.’

NW, entrepreneur and investor

Frances Cassell

‘Claire writes blogs and web copy for a number of OCTOPUS clients, and she consistently delivers compelling copy that meets the client’s needs perfectly. Having an experienced copywriter to call upon for one-off projects or regular articles is great for our business, and I highly recommend Claire’s writing services.’

Frances Cassell, founder of OCTOPUS Marketing

Diana Jordan

‘Claire has done such a brilliant job with my book that I can’t recommend her highly enough. I’ve never written a book or worked with an editor before, so I didn’t really know what to expect, but Claire has gone way over and above the service I thought I would get from an editor.’

Diana Jordan, author of A Better Way of Dealing with Divorce

Carolyne Bennett

‘It is such a pleasure to work with Claire because she takes into consideration my goals and then works her magic. The quality of Claire’s work is second to none and I look forward to passing many of my future projects Claire’s way.’

Carolyne Bennett, transformational coach
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