I'm a writer
based in Berkshire.
Always on the lookout for work that challenges and inspires me, I love collaborating with people who are as enthusiastic about pushing creative boundaries and producing their best work as I am.
I’m interested in most things except cricket, and I specialise music, film, food and culture writing but I can turn my hand to anything. I wrote SEO content about personal finance for a whole year once, I co-wrote a book about animal music a few years ago and I recently wrote a 100-word microfiction about a fallen skateboarder for Story Seed.
Also known as 'content writing' and often in the same breath as 'SEO' this is the sort copy that you want for your website blog. Hiring someone like me who has been doing this for years is a great alternative to doing it yourself. You're busy running your business anyway right?
Whether it's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn, social channels and platforms are different ways to promote your business online. Not every platform works for every business. That's why it's good to consult with someone like me who understands the difference and knows how to create social posts that sizzle.
Copywriting can be anything from the text you need for your website to focused taglines and advertising copy that are bang-on for your brand. I've done all kinds of copywriting from finessing a script for a marketing agency's promo video to developing a whole website and social media presence. I've worked in-house and at agencies on everything from personal finance and property to Indian food and fashion.
"Oh my goodness, I’m grinning from ear to ear – this is brilliant!”
Camilla Chawner-Davis - Owner/Holistic Therapist
"I had the pleasure of working with Lara for a number of years as editor of our member magazine, Leisure Scene, as well as on other ad hoc requests. Lara brought her own style to the magazine and was very forthcoming with recommending topics for articles which she’d then enthusiastically go off and write. Last minute requests were always met and our needs understood, no matter how out there the request was. A ball of energy and great personality is how I would best describe Lara."
Janice Moller - Marketing and Communications Manager
CSSC Sports & Leisure
"I began working with Lara as a website copy writer recently and she has been nothing but professional, adaptable and a lot of fun to work with. More importantly, she managed to understand my brand 'voice' very quickly, is a great sounding board for ideas and is also quick to deliver her copy."
Annabel Smith - Founder
"Lara is always creative, flexible, and enthusiastic, she is totally reliable, attentive to detail and consistent in meeting deadlines. She is very easy to work with...Lara perfectly understood our needs and expectations.”
Alison Hurcombe - Publishing Director
London Property South
I've worked with
The Wire Magazine
Little White Lies
Oh Comely/Oh Magazine
Line of Best Fit
Caught by the River
Beyond Digital Agency Trail
Clever Little Design
CSSC Sports and Leisure
London Property South
Cookham and Maidenhead Arts
Here's a recent book review for Oh Magazine