It’s only words, and words are all I have to take your heart away.

While I would certainly never attempt to reach those Gibb brothers high notes, I do share their sentiment and so, if it’s words you’re after, you’ve come to the right place.


Whether it’s a lack of time, in-house expertise or resources, support with peaks in workload, or simply the fact that you think you know what you want to say but don’t quite know how best to say it, I’m here to help whenever you need it.

By offering the full range of copywriting, bid writing and editorial services I provide the expertise needed, whether on a regular basis or for individual projects — whatever suits you best.

My flexible approach makes sure clients’ needs are met and I am friendly, approachable, enthusiastic and, most importantly, very good at what I do.

The building of close working relationships and regular, open communication with clients ensures both parties are always aware of the status of any project, meaning that deadlines are met and costs contained.

Because of this, I receive a lot of repeat work from many valued clients, but I’m also more than happy to undertake one-off projects as and when they arise.

Basically, my approach is simply whatever you need, whenever you need it, done properly, with a smile on my face, on time and within budget.


Creative/conceptual work and ideas generation

Often people have an idea of what they want to do or need to say, but don’t know how best to say it or present it. I’ll come on board from the beginning of your projects if you wish and develop concepts and ideas to ensure that we find an option that really does the trick.

Research and information gathering

Once you’ve decided the way forward, undertaking any research and gathering the required information can be a time-consuming process, especially if it comes from several sources. I will do this on your behalf (staff liaison, interviews, correspondence, web research, etc.) and then pull it together ready to be used.

Copywriting and editing

Well-designed materials are often let down by poorly written or badly presented content. With years of experience working with print and electronic media, I write original copy or edit existing text to breathe life into your content – from web content, case studies and marketing materials to news features, annual reports and white papers (and everything in between) – and ensure that the right message reaches the right audience in the right way.

Bid writing and editing

I bring years of experience of writing and editing bid submissions, working with subject matter experts to gather information and then turn it into well-crafted, bid-winning responses. I have worked on submissions worth over £2 billion, high-profile projects such as Crossrail and HS2, and involved in complex, highly regulated sectors such as rail, nuclear and defence.

Proorfeading (see what I did there?)

Once you’re happy with the content and design of your materials, why risk ruining all that good work by not eliminating mistakes, consistency and poor grammar? Using my years of experience of proofing, grammatical know-how and a hawk-like eye for detail, I will ensure your publications are error-free, read well and conform to any necessary house styles.

Client liaison/editorial project management

Often, clients need to be able to hand over a project, knowing that it will be taken care of so that they can get on with something else. It goes without saying that, editorially, I’m good at what I do, but you can also leave me to manage projects from start to finish too. Whether it’s drawing up schedules, liaising with colleagues, gathering information or providing regular progress reports, I’ll take care of each job without fuss and with as little or as much input from you as you wish.


  • Amey
  • Bombardier
  • British Council
  • Catch22
  • Costain
  • Edge Hill University
  • FirstGroup Rail
  • London South Bank University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • MTC
  • Murphy Group
  • Sapphire Utility Solutions
  • uclan
  • Uuniversity of Bath
  • Young Lancashire

Client Testimonials

  • “Bombardier has worked with Tony for several years on our most important bids. He has provided bid writing, proofreading, editorial and creative thinking to our bid teams often in highly stressful and deadline-driven environments. I have been most impressed with Tony's ability to engage with the extended bid team and to work independently to produce high-scoring answers for our customers. It is always a pleasure to work with Tony and I enjoy receiving positive feedback about his contribution.”Dawn Swinburn, Bid Manager, Bombardier Transportation
  • “Tony has worked for us across a number of our bids and is very low maintenance with the ability to quickly develop an understanding of the subject matter and convert content into high-quality responses. His ‘easy to do business with’ approach makes it a pleasure to have him in a bid team. He will constructively challenge to ensure that we arrive at the right solution and I look forward to working with him in the future.”Ralph Powell, Business Development and Strategy Director, Sapphire Utility Solutions
  • “Tony has been working with the in-house brand and design team at the British Council for several years. In that time, he has worked on numerous publications to be used by the organisation worldwide and provided a reliable, efficient and friendly service. All work is completed to the highest standard, his attention to detail is second-to-none and his editorial skills are obvious. I would be happy to recommend him.”Tony Bains, Head of Brand and Design, Marketing, the British Council
  • “Tony makes me laugh, which in the stressful world that bidding can be, along with his determination and fabulous writing skills, is a real asset to any team.”Pat Thomas, independent bid director