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David Elliott

Middleweight Copywriter , GlobalProofs Available for work

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I am a professional copywriter with 10 years' experience in online media, expert in writing copy for blogs, websites, newsletters, marketing materials, brochures and more. I have always worked with highly competitive organisations and am known for producing fast, accurate copy to tight deadlines and at a fair price. Satisfied clients include Qatar Airways, EBay, Orbitz, Military Kit and other internationally recognised brands.
My previous career in computer programming and systems analysis has also stood me in good stead as a copywriter, and I am a CIW Certified Internet Professional. Expertise with flowcharts, systems analysis and mark-up languages such as HTML developed skills which were directly transferable, while meeting tight deadlines and being a good team player have also come in handy.
I’m happy delivering whatever the client wants in the time allowed, and find even humble product descriptions an interesting challenge. Making a pair of ex-army trousers or a baseball cap sound irresistible is something of an art!

2013 to Present:
Big Star Copywriting
Freelance Copywriter
Provide copy for scores of websites, including travel, product descriptions, B-to-B and B-to-C.
BSC preferred writer.
2012 – 2013
Red Mud Media
Freelance Copywriter
I provided travel-related copy including city and country guides to over 200 websites. Many examples of the work I've completed successfully can be found online by searching on ‘David Elliott is a freelance writer who loves to travel, especially in Europe and Turkey’, which was a part of my tagline.
2008 – 2011
Scroll LLP
Web Editor
I worked as a Web Editor on DCSF school-facing sites, involved with writing and editing online copy and migrating content.
2006 – 2008
Faith in the Future, Hackney
Charity Fundraiser
Bid Writer
2000 – 2005
Inghams Travel, Putney
Computer Analyst-Programmer
1985 – 2000
United Friendly Insurance
Computer Analyst-Programmer
Education
1995 University of London
Diploma Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology
1979 University of Nottingham
BSc (Honours) Zoology

Contact

N17 6NL

07400631978
    Skills
  • Advertisements
  • Brochures and Leaflets
  • Content marketing
  • Copy-editing
  • Digital and SEO Copywriting
  • PR and Journalism
  • Product Descriptions
  • Technical
  • Tone of Voice
    Specialisms
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Charities
  • Fashion
  • Healthcare and pharmaceuticals
  • Lifestyle
  • Property and interiors
  • Science and Technology
  • Sport, travel and leisure
Qualifications & Awards
Full Member of Professional Copywriters’ Network
CIW Certified Internet Professional
Telegraph travel writing competition winner
Guardian travel writing competition winner

Pricing

I charge £50 per hour. This is my rule of thumb and in that time I can typically write a reasonably straightforward 500-word article. If you have an unusually tight deadline, or there is a lot of research involved, I may charge a bit more. It all depends on the job in hand but that’s the basic idea, so please feel free to drop me a line.

Portfolio

Qatar Airways intros

Qatar Airways required about 500 brief optimised descriptions of attractions in various flight destinations around the world, ...

Visiting Puglia, Italy

A description of the attractions in and reasons for visiting Puglia, for the blog soulcityyoga.com

Exploring Peru

Contribution to the grownuptravelguide.com blog, optimised to include references to a car hire site.

4 cool cheap city breaks for a cheap travel fix

An optimised article for the tourist2townie.com blog.

Turkey- A Taste of Eastern Promise

Content for the pommietravels.com blog.

Orbitz Travel airport and flight information

A series of optimised pages for departure and destination airports, flight times, airline information and ground transport, along ...

Hertz Car Rental

Created optimised content for various cities, countries and locations, broken down into specific sections.

Expedia hotel guides

Creation of optimised pages for the Expedia website, including landing pages, hotel details and nearby attractions.

Airtours destination pages

Client required a series of destination pages for their website, describing local attractions, climate throughout the year, ...

Hertz Car Rental airport and destination pages

Client required multiple articles describing airports where they have branches, including such information as the airport itself, ...

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