Some examples of my work

Here are some links to examples of my copywriting.

Some of the earlier examples are work I completed before setting up Sharptext Copywriting, but they provide a good indication of my copywriting skills. Many of the examples here are relatively formal publications - they just happen to be the ones that are in the public domain - but I can produce copy for less formal publications too. Check out my blog on contemporary jazz for an example.

30 Jul 2020

Unionlearn dyslexia guide

A regular client, but a different brief. When unionlearn heard that I now offer a proofreading and copy-editing service, they contracted me to work on this guide. Drafted by an expert practitioner, the information and ideas were sound, but readability wasn't. Neither did it match the organisation's house style. My job was a combination of proofreading and copy-editing the draft and several subsequent layouts to get it to its final form.

06 Feb 2020

LGBT+ Inclusive Apprenticeships

PDF of another guide for negotiators that I researched and wrote according to TUC/unionlearn's specification. Published on the unionlearn website and in hard copy, which was used for a conference event.

01 Jan 2020

Club website

My local canoeing and kayaking club's website was well overdue for a revamp, so I built this one for them. The club has since experienced a surge in new membership applications!

23 May 2019

Skills at Work - a negotiating guide

Another publication for TUC / unionlearn, this one is a guide for negotiators on workplace skills issues. Published in hard copy and on the unionlearn website

08 Jan 2019

Tackling Apprenticeship Gender Inequality

Guide I researched and wrote to specification for Unionlearn/TUC. Published online and distributed throughout the TUC's affiliate organisations nationwide.

08 Jul 2018

Supporting BME apprentices

Resource written under contract for TUC/unionlearn, subsequently published in hard copy and online.

01 Mar 2018

TUC Apprenticeship Toolkit

The Trades Union Congress contracted me to revise and update their Apprenticeship Toolkit. This involved some extensive research and a full re-write of the previous version.

30 Nov 2017

Ipswich Canoe Club E-Magazine

In November 2017 I was elected to the position of magazine editor for my local canoe club. Here's a sample issue. Note: the magazine is normally only available to members, so there are redactions in this version for privacy reasons.

14 Oct 2017

Old Barn at Wadenhoe Autumn 2017 e-newsletter

Here's the first issue of an e-newsletter I put together for this client. As well as writing the text, I managed the distribution of the newsletter to the client's subscribers.

01 Mar 2017

The Old Barn at Wadenhoe website

I wrote the original text and set up this site, which is built on the Wix platform. (The client has since amended the design to an extent and added their own text.)

04 Mar 2016

Staggeringly Good Value for Money

A brief post for the popular Unionlearn blog. I wrote this at Unionlearn's request in a personal capacity, following completion of the English and Maths Learning Resource Guide (see item below)

15 Jan 2016

English and Maths Learning Resource Guide

An online guide for workplace and community learning centres. This text you see here is the product of an extensive research and copywriting project I was contracted to undertake for Unionlearn/TUC

08 Oct 2012

Negotiators' Guide to Barganing for Skills

A copywriting commission distilling my own technical knowledge and experience into accessible language

21 Mar 2012

Delivering Better Learning Agreements

The outcome of another detailed contract involving primary research and technical copywriting.

30 Jul 2020

Copy Of -Unionlearn dyslexia guide

A regular client, but a different brief. When unionlearn heard that I now offer a proofreading and copy-editing service, they contracted me to work on this guide. Drafted by an expert practitioner, the information and ideas were sound, but readability wasn't. Neither did it match the organisation's house style. My job was a combination of proofreading and copy-editing the draft and several subsequent layouts to get it to its final form.

06 Feb 2020

Copy Of -LGBT+ Inclusive Apprenticeships

PDF of another guide for negotiators that I researched and wrote according to TUC/unionlearn's specification. Published on the unionlearn website and in hard copy, which was used for a conference event.

01 Jan 2020

Copy Of -Club website

My local canoeing and kayaking club's website was well overdue for a revamp, so I built this one for them. The club has since experienced a surge in new membership applications!

23 May 2019

Copy Of -Skills at Work - a negotiating guide

Another publication for TUC / unionlearn, this one is a guide for negotiators on workplace skills issues. Published in hard copy and on the unionlearn website

08 Jan 2019

Copy Of -Tackling Apprenticeship Gender Inequality

Guide I researched and wrote to specification for Unionlearn/TUC. Published online and distributed throughout the TUC's affiliate organisations nationwide.

08 Jul 2018

Copy Of -Supporting BME apprentices

Resource written under contract for TUC/unionlearn, subsequently published in hard copy and online.

01 Mar 2018

Copy Of -TUC Apprenticeship Toolkit

The Trades Union Congress contracted me to revise and update their Apprenticeship Toolkit. This involved some extensive research and a full re-write of the previous version.

30 Nov 2017

Copy Of -Ipswich Canoe Club E-Magazine

In November 2017 I was elected to the position of magazine editor for my local canoe club. Here's a sample issue. Note: the magazine is normally only available to members, so there are redactions in this version for privacy reasons.

14 Oct 2017

Copy Of -Old Barn at Wadenhoe Autumn 2017 e-newsletter

Here's the first issue of an e-newsletter I put together for this client. As well as writing the text, I managed the distribution of the newsletter to the client's subscribers.

01 Mar 2017

Copy Of -The Old Barn at Wadenhoe website

I wrote the original text and set up this site, which is built on the Wix platform. (The client has since amended the design to an extent and added their own text.)

04 Mar 2016

Copy Of -Staggeringly Good Value for Money

A brief post for the popular Unionlearn blog. I wrote this at Unionlearn's request in a personal capacity, following completion of the English and Maths Learning Resource Guide (see item below)

15 Jan 2016

Copy Of -English and Maths Learning Resource Guide

An online guide for workplace and community learning centres. This text you see here is the product of an extensive research and copywriting project I was contracted to undertake for Unionlearn/TUC

08 Oct 2012

Copy Of -Negotiators' Guide to Barganing for Skills

A copywriting commission distilling my own technical knowledge and experience into accessible language

21 Mar 2012

Copy Of -Delivering Better Learning Agreements

The outcome of another detailed contract involving primary research and technical copywriting.

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