My journey in storytelling started at school with an essay assignment to write about my life.
It got a high mark and, combined with the results of a careers assessment of my abilities which showed I was good at writing, brought encouragement that I could make a career from writing. Spurred by that, I set myself the goal of becoming a journalist. Nine years later I had achieved that after graduating from Britain’s top journalism school.
I’ve been a professional writer – first a journalist and editor, then a PR practitioner – since 1988, so finding the right words to tell your story is something I have a lot of experience of doing. I’ve written everything from news and features to advertorial and technical features for B2B titles as well as scores of press releases.
So you can be sure your story is being told using the most effective words to communicate your key marketing messages.
If you’d like to see examples of copywriting I’ve done for clients, contact me by email. Meantime, check out my blog.
As a professional photographer you’d expect me to say a picture is worth 1,000 words. We’ve all heard it before. And it’s true of great pictures which encapsulate a complex story or message in one, usually simple, form. What they share with great copywriting is the...read more
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So, I'm now a poster boy for The Open University Business School MBA - http://www.open.ac.uk/scotland/alan-s-morrison Thanks for asking me The Open University in Scotland Read about the other featured graduates...read more
Angus celtic rock band Gleadhraich added another continent to their musical passports last week after taking New York Tartan Week by storm and meeting a Hollywood star in the process! After successful solo trips to the event the last two years, their leader,...read more
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Thanks to The Courier and FSB Scotland for this profile of client Caltech Lifts and their MD Andrew Renwick. To find out more about Caltech Lifts, go to their website at http://www.caltechlifts.co.uk/...read more