Pleased to meet you.
For some years I was at a London agency, working on big-name clients such as Hotpoint, the Bank of England, the Audit Commission and Lloyds Pharmacy.
I became freelance in 2003, and have over a decade’s-worth of satisfied clients to my name now, pretty well all of whom came via personal recommendation or word-of-mouth.
In parallel, I created one of the UK’s best-known early blogs, the now-retired ‘Private Secret Diary’ (“A modern-day Mr Pooter” – Independent on Sunday). With tens of thousands of readers and a place on the Observer’s ‘The World’s 50 Most Powerful Blogs’ list, it led to all sorts of interesting things. I’ve also written books that have been endorsed by some fairly respected names: Al Murray, and writers from HBO/Sky Atlantic, Faber & Faber and BBC4.
I’m based in Norfolk. Some of my clients are in the East of England; others are in London or further afield; a big one is in Scotland. I service them via email, telephone and the Internet. That’s how I keep those project costs down.
I’m reliable, I’m business-focused and I’m organised. I hope that I’m friendly and personable in the process.
I might challenge you gently if I feel that you could do something better; I’ll appreciate the business pressures that rarely allow those ‘ideal world’ scenarios.