Are you too close to your story to even see it?

Hello and welcome! In the age of automation and personalization, we can distribute stories more easily than ever. But we first we have to write. I’m Marian Edmunds, a writer who sees stories everywhere and can spot your story.

I have T-shaped skills, that are deep in writing, and wide in my ability to understand and weave together ideas and stories outside of my experience. I was a journalist for 1,2,3 decades including 15 years at the Financial Times. Stories are my currency and they are yours too.

Want to tell your story in ways that appeal to other people?

How do your clients and the wider world see you?
How would I tell your story?:

1/ Content marketing editing and mentoring

You may be the expert, a leader in your field with the greatest product and service and the most helpful tips. But is your story getting out there? Wouldn’t you like your reader stats to be going off? This mentoring and editing package takes the blather and bullsh*t out of your content to bring eyeballs to your content and keep them coming back.
Get regular mentoring and editing to develop your content strategy, editorial calendar, writing skills and goals. I set up a schedule with you for regular Skype chats and for weekly/fortnightly/monthly editing deadlines. Have your copy edited and polished ready for your eager audience.

‘Our readers are busy supporting customers and take precious minutes from their day to read our blog. Since working with Marian, our average readers connect more with our posts, and the time spent on each page has shot up!
Marian can make a dense topic inviting! As a result of Marian’s experience, guidance and mentoring, I’ve become a better writer and line editor.
Adam Rogers, Content Manager, Kayako, the unified customer software platform.


2/ Content Please! A website without sharp copy is like a scone without tea and jam.

You are probably working with a web designer and developer on your site! Or about to. They are specialists. And so is your copywriter. Doing it yourself is like calling in an unqualified plumber. It can leave you with unspeakable stuff where you don’t want it! You need copy with clear calls to action. This is as important as your typeface. We take care of the grammar and spelling but more than that we think about your clients’ needs and work on messaging that speaks to them. Even if you’re reaching lots of clients using email automation software and A/B testing, is your content connecting you at a deeper individual level? Is your copy recognizing the unique needs and competing challenges faced by your reader, your prospect?

I was concerned whether Marian would succeed in preparing complex scientific material for ZEG Berlin. The result was easy to understand writing for subject matter that is most definitely not!
Marian took the time to absorb the content, to ask questions and fully wrap herself around the topic. I appreciated Marian’s ability to pull out the most important concepts from the copy to create succinct headings. I couldn’t have done this job without Marian! 
Laura Yeffeth, Website Consultant, Clamp Design


3/ Sales page and website copy teardowns.

Our first web copy teardown:

Does your sales copy spark your potential clients to action? Is there a compelling Call To Action (CTA)? Does it reveal who you are and how you can help your clients and inform your audience? Every month one or two teardowns are posted on our blog. You can submit to a teardown or learn from one I select. If you’d like to be in the running for a free web copy teardown, message me with a link and a paragraph about your aims for your site. Or if you’d like discretion, you can book a private teardown. 

Marian helped me with my email course copy and my website copy. The difference was like night and day.’ Andy Henson


4/ Your White Paper is read all over!

Preparing a white paper elevates conversations between you, your colleagues, clients, and stakeholders. A paper of clarity, quality, and relevance stands a chance of gaining press and will go like hot cakes at your next event. Helping your clients get up to speed on topics is an investment in your shared future. Write and be read.
Be an influencer.

The white paper elevated conversations and was profile-raising. Dan Cox, Director, Carr Design


What is a consultant’s secret weapon? Highlight answer > Their copy chief!I’ve only ever met two writers (newspaper columnists) whose copy couldn’t be improved. And believe me, I tried! 

Some rather nice words in a rather nice order. Working with Marian you get clever thinking and observation; Insight, accuracy, and talent’ Vivid Agency, brand and communication designer

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