Maybe it wasn’t Luke who rescued Darth Vader from the Dark Side but the guy from the canteen all along One of comedian Eddie Izzard’s most famous routines is set in the canteen of the Death Star, where arch villain Darth Vader meets his nemesis in the shape of a hapless catering flunkie who only [...]
It has been well documented that people tend to scan text on the internet rather than reading it. Research and statistics back this up, and most of us know it to be true from our own experience. The question is: how do you write scannable web copy? 1. Write powerful headlines Make sure your headlines are: Short Informative – give a summary [...]
Informative and intelligent articles that are also compelling for a wide audience, easy to understand and fascinating to read The UK’s Met Office publishes magazines designed to inform and entertain an extraordinarily wide range of people. Some are ordinary citizens interested in the weather – and who indirectly, through taxation, support the Met Office. Others are [...]
Atlantic Creative are specialists in graphic design and branding for the food service industries. They provide marketing expertise to some of the biggest and best known brands in the world. When it came time to produce a brochure to promote its own services, design agency Atlantic asked me to write the copy.
For Seiko, I was asked to write a marketing pitch for their new range of auto-relay kinetic watches – watches that need no battery and which draw their power from the wearer’s own movement. The copy was so convincing, I even bought a watch myself!
Over many years I’ve written a range of news items and in-depth articles for multi-national manufacturing company FCI Electronics. FCI designs and manufactures connectors used in cars, telecoms, data storage, consumer electronics, industrial applications and medical instruments.
Explaining the benefits of technology – in clear English SAP is one of the world’s biggest software companies – creators of the one of the leading ERP (enterprise resource planning) solutions. This is the kind of software used to run major corporations – and it can handle everything from controlling robots on the factory floor [...]
A case study to communicate the benefits of a river restoration The wonderfully-named Quaggy River runs through part of South-East London, including the boroughs of Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham. The river regularly flooded, due to development on the flood plain, and the Environment Agency had carried out a huge amount of restoration work. The aim [...]
I was asked to write a website for Paradigm, a company that provides military grade satellite communications, primarily to the UK armed forces. Paradigm is the prime contractor for the Skynet 5 contract with the UK Ministry of Defence, valued at £3.6bn. The programme provides mobile voice, video, internet and broadcast communications for the UK [...]