Hello, I'm Lucy
Copy editor, proofreader and writer
With an MA in professional writing, BA in English lit and lang (yes, fine, and American studies — it was the 90s) and a PGCE English, it’s fair to say I’ve done my time with the theory.
In five years teaching grammar, writing and editing at Salzburg University (2010 to 2015), a decade of teaching English as a foreign language (2003 to 2013) and yonks of real-world commercial wordsmithing (since 2005), I’m pretty much loaded with practical experience, too.
You name it, I’ve written it: charity and spinal cord injury research, construction and shoes, jewellery and travel, extreme sports and airlines, Lithuanian rock lyrics and curry-sauce packaging. Where there are words, there’s a way.
My Write Your Website course condenses all I’ve learned, applied and enjoyed in digital writing since its very beginning and takes you on a journey to find your perfect written voice.
What People Say About Me
Alison Bethel McKenzie
International Press Institute
Executive Producer at Red Bull
Wings for Life CEO
Social Guy & Public Speaker
If you want my wordsmithery all to your self
Official printed-material proofreader and copy editor for Business Showcase South West.
Editorial support, curriculum development and course moderation of online writing courses.
Edit and proofread Engadget's (owned by AOL) daily newsletter -- the Morning After.
Author of a coffee-table book celebrating global press-freedom heroes and editor for several handbooks for journalists.
Writing, editing and proofreading all comms for Red Bull's international audience
There comes a time when you're good enough for the big boys to come calling. But with them comes page after page of legal stuff that says you can't tell anyone you're writing for them.
It's catch-22. The better you get, the less you can shout about it.
So for your intrigue, here are the industries I write for in signed-and-sealed secret.
You can try guessing, but I'll never tell. Ever.