It all started when...

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I graduated from the University of York and went on to study at the London School of Journalism before beginning my career as a copywriter. Over the past 8 years I've had the pleasure of working with some of the boldest and brightest agencies around, writing for brands such as Boots, Yell, American Express, Bowers & Wilkins, Macmillan and even Google. I've worked as a senior in-house copywriter for a global digital marketing agency, and have enjoyed several stints freelancing and hopping from contract to contract. Bottom line? I've worked on briefs of all shapes and sizes, and I know the right questions to ask to help you achieve your goals. 

From penning the perfect press release, to writing web copy that's guaranteed to convert, I have one job - to build a bridge between you and your audience with crisp, clean and effective copy.

So, how did I get into freelancing?

Up until a few years ago, I was a slave to long, stuffy train commutes and standing in queues for my morning coffee. I enjoyed my work, but not the 9-5 rat race or the baggage that came with it. Feeling bold, I decided to stop commuting and set up as a freelancer, passing the savings I make every day onto my clients. Not only am I more affordable than your average copywriting agency, you also get a professional one-on-one service that's open, honest and flexible. Everybody wins, and I get to avoid queuing for my morning brew.

I do the majority of my work from my office here in the lovely hamlet of Frithsden, where I also live with my partner and our cheeky Jack Russell, Eddie (yes he’s named after the dog in Frasier).

Eddie keeps me company while I work, usually snoozing on the sofa or staring at me unwaveringly until he hears that magic word - ‘walkies!’

I do participate in on-site work occasionally, but tools like Skype and Slack make agile working a breeze, and most clients prefer the lower rates and convenience of having an expert they can push work out to. 

I embrace all things digital, but as sophisticated as the online world gets I know that words will always be the cornerstone of marketing.

If you need an experienced writer who's friendly, flexible and dedicated, contact me today. Whether you're after a few articles or you're looking to totally reinvent your brand, I'm always happy to help. 


Got a question?

Email me at darren@darrenpaulthackeray.com and I'll get back to you within 24 hours.